How to Tell If It's Time to Convert Your Roof

How to Tell If It’s Time to Convert Your Roof

How to Tell If It's Time to Convert Your Roof

Your home is a major investment, and perhaps your most important one. So, it’s wise to recognize that the quality of roofing system you have greatly impacts your home investment and assets in many ways.

Moreover, aside from an aging roofing system, there are a number of reasons why replacing a roof can pay off for you now and through the years.

Save Energy

Your roofing system is important when it comes to home efficiency. New roofing materials, whether asphalt shingles or metal roofs, are designed to be cooler and more energy efficient. During the summer months, this helps reduce temperatures inside your attic and, as a result, inside your home.

In addition to reducing cooling bills in the summer, replacing a roof, when professionally done, mitigates ice dams which can damage your roof and gutters.

Buyer Appeal

Nothing makes your home stand out like a new roof. If you are planning to sell your home, a new roof will catch a potential buyer’s eye, and make your home more appealing beyond the intrinsic value of your new roof. Even if you’re not selling your home, replacing a roof makes your home investment more valuable.

Protect Your Home

Your roof is your first line of protection from the elements, such as wind-driven rain, ice, snow, felled branches and heat. An aging roof or a roof that has suffered storm damage, whether evident or not, can allow water seepage that may damage your home’s interior systems. Call your roofing contractor to inspect your roof and attic, if you haven’t done so this year. Catching roofing problems early can save you a lot of time, energy and money.

Types of Roofs

Asphalt shingles are by far the most common type of roofing materials. They’re relatively less expensive and easier to install than other types. However, if you are considering replacing a roof, do some research into metal roofing systems and their benefits:

  • Metal roofs may last 50 years — two to three times longer than asphalt.
  • Metal roofs are cooler and more energy efficient than asphalt shingle.
  • Maintenance is a breeze.
  • Metal roofs are available in many colors and styles.

If you have questions about replacing a roof for your Greater Kansas City home, talk to the professionals at Bill West Roofing for the answers. Since 1980, our family-owned and operated company has provided homeowners with unbeatable customer service and superior roofing solutions.

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