As one of the most important components of any building, it is no surprise that roofs are typically designed to last for a long time. However, even the highest quality roof won’t last forever and will eventually need to be replaced. Of course when it actually comes to replacing your roof, it is a major decision to make. While it will usually represent a significant expense and cause disruption to your home, a new roof also comes with some fantastic benefits.
Increased Property Value
A new roof can be seen as an investment if you ever plan to sell your home. A property with a modern roof is much more appealing to buyers than an older roof that may require maintenance or need to be replaced soon. This will be taken into account when your property is valued and will help you achieve a higher sale price.
The importance of insulation when it comes to the warmth and energy efficiency of your home cannot be overstated. Heat rises and if your roof is improperly insulated then that heat will easily escape. A new roof is the perfect opportunity to improve its level of insulation, helping to decrease the cost of heating your home by making sure it doesn’t just leave straight through your roof!
Not only will a new roof deliver improved performance, it will also look fantastic. You can give your home an extra personal touch by choosing exactly how you want your roof to look. Don’t be surprised when your home becomes the envy of the neighbourhood!
Better Protection Against Damp & Mould
As roofs get older, years of wear and tear can set in and result in cracks, gaps and leaks. This means that more moisture can enter, often causing damp and mould issues. Not only can this be costly to rectify, it can have a negative effect on your health too. With a new roof that is well-sealed, this isn’t something that you’ll have to worry about.
Fortunately it’s not a common occurrence, but from time to time broken tiles may fall from your roof causing damage or injuries. This may be a result of your roof being old and past its best, or caused by extreme weather conditions. A brand new roof offers sturdiness and security against these types of incidents.
If you think your property may be in need of a new roof, these benefits may be the encouragement you need to get the ball rolling. It is certainly a significant project, but one that will substantially improve your home in the long term.
Archer Carpentry are roof carpenter specialists offering superior timber frame roofs and other roofing solutions in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch and throughout Dorset. For more information get in touch with our friendly team today.