Worried about roof replacement costs for your Ann Arbor home?
Is your roof overdue for a replacement?
Are you worried about the roof replacement costs for your Ann Arbor home?
Do your shingles say it might be time for a new roof, but your bank account disagrees? Are you hoping to get one more season out of that old roof? Replacing your roof is a big investment, and it may be tempting to put it off until your finances are “just right.” But doesn’t it always seem like there’s something else that needs your attention and your dollars? The time may never feel “just right.” When it comes to replacing your roof, waiting is a risky game.
Here are 10 reasons to replace your roof now:
- Unknown Age
If you bought an older home and don’t know the age of your roof, you don’t know what problems might be under those shingles. Roofing materials have a definite lifespan, and gambling on your roof’s age can be risky. If you don’t know how old your roof is, it’s important to have a professional inspect it to ensure you won’t run into any surprises.
- Shingle Damage
If you notice missing or curling shingles, they need to be replaced. They are no longer protecting your roof and could be letting water or ice leak under the shingles.
- Weather Damage
Weather damage can be the result of an event, like a storm, or can happen over time. A damaged roof may not protect the areas it is meant to protect. Signs of weather damage that you may notice include sagging, or mold from rotting wood.
Leaks may not always be obvious, and they can quickly work their way into your attic, ceilings, and even walls. To check for leaks, listen for dripping sounds in your home and check your attic for moisture. Damp insulation, mold or mildew, or sagging walls or ceilings can indicate leaks.
- Health Hazards
Leaks left unchecked can cause rot, mildew, and mold, which can cause upper respiratory symptoms in some people.
- Insurance Claims Limits
If your home suffered damage in a storm, don’t wait to contact your insurance company. Most have time limits on weather-related claims. If you wait, you may miss that window and be stuck paying for the damage later.
- Compounding Damages
Putting off repair work for financial or other reasons can lead to more damage. At a certain point, replacement may become your only option, and by the time you replace the roof after ignoring needed repairs, the damage may have gone much deeper than you previously knew. Problems tend to multiply.
- Property Value
The condition of your home affects both its curb appeal and its property value. If your home and yard look clean and updated, but your roof is ragged, your curb appeal takes a hit. And that roof is likely to lower your selling price, if you’re thinking of selling soon.
- Cold Weather
If you’re hoping to hold out through one more season, plan carefully. Cold temperatures can make smaller problems bigger. The cold makes materials more brittle, giving your roof less protection from damaging ice. Cold temperatures can also affect work schedules. It may be better to replace that roof now if there’s a possibility you might need an emergency repair in the offseason.
- New Improved Materials
If you don’t already have a Roofman roof, then you don’t have the extra protection of our proprietary roofing system. Our rubberized 3-layer underlayment, SBS rubberized shingles, and 9 feet of ice guard (6 more than code!) give your roof unmatched strength and protection against wind, hail, debris, and ice dams.
Don’t Worry About Roof Replacement Costs for Your Ann Arbor Home
At Roofman, we’ve taken care of thousands of happy homeowners. If financing is stopping you from replacing your roof, we can help. Talk to us about our financing options, or fill out the form on our Financing page and we’ll contact you. We’d love to see you under a safe, dry roof now before your roof problems multiply.
With our one-day installation and 100% no-leak and lifetime workmanship guarantees, we can stop your roof problems in their tracks, and give you the peace of mind for years to come. Contact Us today to schedule your inspection and get your guaranteed estimate.