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Benefits of Getting a New Roof in 2021

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It can be easy to put off getting a new roof, even if you know you need one. A roof isn’t something you stumble into every morning, and a roof replacement can be a very involved project. Many homeowners want to wait until the time is right, until they have a certain amount in savings, until they finish a number of other projects. Soon, it can be years before you finally get around to replacing your roof — or it could be that disaster strikes before you get a chance, due to leaks or roof rot. 

The truth is, replacing a bad roof is one of the most important investments you can make in your home, and now is the time to do it, especially since we’re all spending much more time at home. Here are some of the benefits of getting a new roof in 2021. 

ROI/Home Value

A roof replacement might be an investment, but it’s one that pays off. In fact, roof replacements typically have about a 70% ROI. A new roof will be sure to boost the value of your home, which is a good idea if you plan to sell your home and move this year. Meanwhile, a poor, worn-out roof can cause a drop in your home value, as well as necessitate repairs you’ll have to make before you sell the house.

Energy Efficiency

We’ve all been spending more time at home due to social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic, which means that we’ve all been using more home energy. You might be concerned with energy costs such as heating and cooling. Fortunately, a new roof is a great way to seal in your home and help save on those energy costs. A new roof can reflect UV rays of the sun in the summer so that the heat isn’t absorbed. Roof ventilation can keep the attic from becoming too stuffy or the home from becoming too drafty in the winter. All of this will help to drastically lower your energy usage — not to mention your heating and cooling bills.

Curb Appeal

Roofs have probably changed since the last time you had one installed. Your personal tastes might have changed, as well. Though asphalt shingle roofs are the standard, they can come in different patterns and even different variations of colors. A new roof is a great way to go into 2021 with curb appeal that really turns heads…whether you plan to sell your home this year or just hope to entertain guests once the vaccine circulates.

Durability

You can put in the effort to repair an old roof, but only for so long. Eventually, it will need more and more repairs, until the cost of replacing it is more worth it than the cost of continuing to repair it. A new roof will not only offer you a reset on the lifespan of your roof, but new roofs are typically made with better durability than old roofs, especially if you get a roof from a reliable manufacturer like GAF. If you want a roof that lasts for as long as you have the house or offers durability and confidence to the next owners of the house, it’s a great time to get a new roof.

Low Maintenance

All roofs require maintenance, but an old, worn-down roof requires more maintenance than otherwise. If you have a busy lifestyle or simply don’t feel comfortable doing roof maintenance and don’t have the money to frequently hire someone else to do it for you, then you might be better served with a new roof. New roofs start out in great shape, and GAF roofs are built to last, so they won’t require an exhausting amount of roof maintenance in order to keep them that way. 

Protection For Your Home

Your roof does more than just keep the rain off your heads. It also helps to protect the walls and structural integrity of your home from any water damage, mold, mildew, or rot. Water damage to your home due to leaks can lead to electrical issues and a variety of other whole home repairs that could add up in cost or even be dangerous to those who live in your household. A new roof will better be able to resist leaks, rot, mold, and mildew, which means it will better be able to protect the structural integrity of your entire home.

Warranty

A new roof means a new warranty. If you already had a GAF roof, you might already be able to cover your roof replacement under the GAF Golden Pledge warranty, the best warranty in the industry. The Golden Pledge includes 50 years of non-prorated coverage, so if disaster strikes and you need to replace your roof again while you live in the home, you’ll be covered. This is excellent news if you’re replacing a GAF roof, but even if your old roof wasn’t a GAF roof, it will be a vast improvement for the future.

Home Comfort

All of this adds up to a more comfortable home, sheltered by a roof that is built to protect you and your home from the elements. The energy efficiency of the roof means that the temperature of your home will stay controlled, without having to worry about drafts or stuffy attics. Without leaks, mold, or mildew, you’ll be able to breathe easily inside. For your home to be truly comfortable, it needs a good roof. 2021 is the perfect time of year to find the best roof.

If you’re in the market for a new roof in 2021, Houston Roofing has you covered with premium GAF roofs installed by a GAF Master Elite contractor. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a free estimate and get started.