There are numerous, wide ranging benefits to getting a new roof on your house. Some of these will be discussed below in more detail.
It improves the energy efficiency of your house
With warm air rising throughout your house, it means that most of the heat is lost through the roof. This means that if your roof is in poor condition and not sufficiently insulated, heat can escape and your heating bills will be sky high. By installing a new roof, you can drastically improve the energy efficiency of your house and thus lower your heating bills. To add a greater level of energy efficiency, make sure that it is fitted with a good quality insulation.
It is better for fire safety
If you were to replace a 3000 sq ft roof, chances are that the new materials used for it would be much more fire retardant given the advancements that have been made in this field in recent times. The new materials used and specifications that roofs are built to ensure that if there was a fire, that it moves much slower, thus making it less likely to spread throughout. This is particularly beneficial if your house has had the loft converted and someone is sleeping close to the roof.
It allows for solar panels to be installed
More and more homeowners are looking to save money whilst also making their house more environmentally friendly. Solar panels are the perfect thing to achieve this and by getting a new roof on your house, it opens this possibility up to you. This is because a stronger roof provides the type of base that is required in order to support the heavy weight of solar panels.
It can improve health
Whilst you may not immediately think that the roof of your house can impact on your own personal health or that of anyone else living in it, if there are leaks, water can get in and cause mold and mildew to appear. These things will then begin circulating in the air in your house and will inevitably be breathed in. This can cause anyone who inhales them to suffer from respiratory issues and to have a depleted immune system. In order to prevent this, have a new roof installed that will be sure to have no leaks in it.
It increases the value of your house
For anyone considering their house, having a new roof installed can really improve its chances of selling quickly and selling for a good price. The reason for this is because of the many benefits mentioned above, along with the fact that a new roof looks aesthetically pleasing, adding improved curb appeal to your house. It is believed that a new roof can provide homeowners with a return on investment (ROI) of anywhere between 60 percent and 70 percent. This is of course dependent on its size, the materials used, and the quality of the workmanship.