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Replacing Your Roof: The Homeowners Guide to New Roof Benefits

What has your roof done for you lately? If the answer to that is a disgruntled grumble or simply “not much” then your current roof probably isn’t adding the right value to your home. Fretting about frequent leaks and struggling with roof maintenance shouldn’t be part of your common responsibilities as a homeowner. Not to mention dealing with the disappointment of coming home to a run-down-looking roof that lowers the overall appeal of your property. 

At Class Roofing, we’re experts at assessing the condition of your roof and our trustworthy team of professionals will offer innovative solutions for all your roofing needs, both large and small. But if you’re experiencing frequent roof problems or you’re simply tired of looking at an outmoded roofing style, consider roof replacement. Keep reading to discover all the benefits!

Why Should I Replace My Roof?

Your roof only has a lifespan of about 15-25 years, and depending on your home’s roofing materials, that time frame may be even shorter. The natural degradation of components and the abuse of the elements contribute to these limited lifespans—spoiling both the roof’s functionality and appearance. When you’re ready to upgrade your home by replacing your roof, you’ll enjoy 3 crucial benefits, which we explain below. 

1. A Safer Home

Your roof not only protects your home from all types of weather but all types of debris as well. Shingles and underlayment defend against leaves, branches, pine cones, and anything the wind can carry, keeping them out of your home. And in more severe weather, your roof withstands mounds of snow, falling ice, or falling trees. 

In order to do the best job of protecting your home, your roof needs to maintain its physical integrity. Older roofing materials and roofs that have seen a lot of wear and tear are often not as structurally sound as they need to be. Even when deterioration and damage aren’t visible, as a roof reaches the end of its lifespan, it becomes more susceptible to damage. 

Thinking ahead with a roof replacement can save your family stress, heartache, and expensive repairs, including large holes in your roof. A newer roof will also mean fewer small repairs in the near future. 

2. Reduced Health Risks

As roofing materials deteriorate, your home becomes vulnerable to many things that can cause health problems for your family. Rodents can enter and spread disease, wild animals can creep in and spread fleas, and moisture can seep inside to wreak havoc. Not only do moisture problems cause a wet, smelly mess under your roof, they can cause structural damage as well. Although by far, one of the worst problems associated with moisture issues is mold and mildew buildup. 

When mold and mildew have a foothold in your home, they can cause health problems for residents. They can severely aggravate existing conditions like asthma, but even people without a mold allergy may experience persistent irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs when mold is growing in a home. 

Replacing an outdated roof before these problems develop is the key to keeping your family healthy and your home habitable. 

3. Improved Energy Efficiency

A roof does more than keep leaves and rain out of your home—it also helps with interior climate control. Many modern roofing features are capable of helping trap air at the right temperature inside your home and repel hot or cold outside air. If your current roof is failing to do this, then it’s time for an upgrade.

Roof replacement affords you the opportunity to add money-saving features to your home. Older roofs at the end of their lifespan are more likely to have gaps where air can leak in and out. They’re also less capable of repelling air at the wrong temperature or retaining air at the right temperature.

Many modern shingles and roofing materials are designed to make your home more energy-efficient, putting less stress on your HVAC system and lowering your energy bills. Even something as simple as changing the color of your shingles can help control energy costs: lighter shingles reflect heat and darker shingles absorb it. For a consultation on the best options for your home, contact the Class Roofing team. 

Better Aesthetics & Greater Value

Speaking of roof material colors, some of the other benefits homeowners enjoy from a new roof include increased home value and greater curb appeal. 

Updating the style of your roof to match your home is a fantastic option if you’ve recently remodeled or if you simply dislike the style of roof your home came with. As such a large external feature, an ugly roof sticks out like a sore thumb, and you’d be surprised at how much that can affect your enjoyment or a potential buyer’s perception of your home. 

The cost to replace a roof often increases seller return on investment because a new roof provides potential buyers with peace of mind about the quality of an essential home feature. 

Class Roofing Makes Roof Replacement A Pleasure

At Class Roofing, we’re focused on providing high-quality roofing services with an incredible customer experience. From preparation, to efficiency, to cleanup, our services are designed to ensure your total comfort, satisfaction, and peace of mind. Our thorough communication and dedication to exceptional workmanship set us apart, thanks to knowledgeable care from our experienced roofing professionals. 

Class Roofing: Your Local Roofing Contractors in Newark, DE

Class Roofing serves the greater Newark, DE area with first-class roofing services. As a family-owned business, we know the importance of protecting loved ones and ensuring the value of a home. Our high-quality work, materials, and services will produce results that meet or exceed your expectations. Speak with one of our team members to arrange your service visit by calling (302) 205-4828 or (484) 289-3022 today.

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