Let’s zoom in on the benefits of getting your roof replacement done early:
1. Reduced Roof Maintenance And Roof Repair Bills
Issues requiring roof repair become far more common once the roof is about ten years old. Most Florida shingle roofs don’t last longer than 20 years, and the amount you spend can ramp up fast.
Roof replacement costs more upfront, but it may mean savings of hundreds annually for years.
A new roof means a chance to start fresh. Annual roof inspections can alert you to any small issues, which can be repaired promptly before they turn severe. It’s much easier to keep up with!
2. Fewer Serious Roofing Issues During Storm Season
We’ve all seen hurricane footage where a home is devastated while the one beside it comes through without a scratch. No one can predict Mother Nature, but a strong roof is one of the biggest factors in keeping your home safe from hurricanes.
Structural weakness in your roof isn’t always obvious. The decking can be worn out and rotted from moisture without showing any symptoms. If your roof fails, wind and rain can quickly wreak havoc inside a home. A new roof keeps your interiors safer.
3. Opportunities To Save Money With Wind Mitigation
Florida homeowners deal with the largest average insurance premiums in the nation. Luckily, they have an option that lowers fees: Wind mitigation. Few things provide more potential for savings than a new roof. In fact, some mitigation features can only be installed during roof replacement. That may mean saving on the average annual premium, which is nearly $2,000.
4. Improved Defense Against Roof-Dwelling Pests
Your roof is a tempting target for all kinds of pests. Whether they want to use it as a snack or their new rent-free apartment, they’re out there: Florida has one of the biggest population of roof rats. It’s also home to dry wood termites that don’t need to be in contact with the soil to survive, so they can develop colonies within your roof.
Most pests are creatures of opportunity. They infest only where easy means of entering a roof already exist. A sturdy and secure new roof can keep many pests from taking root in your home.
5. An Easier Time Selling Your Home In The Future
Most Florida home buyers now schedule a complete inspection before they move forward. Even if they don’t, odds are good that their insurance company or mortgage lender will step in and insist!
A home inspection is bound to uncover issues with an aging roof. Roof replacement resolves the matter once and for all – and may make your home more valuable in the process.
6. True Peace Of Mind About Your Home
As a homeowner, you already have plenty of things to do around the house. Nothing beats peace of mind, especially when it comes to something like the roof. It’s one less worry on your mind and helps your stretch your annual maintenance budget further.
To learn more or get started, contact Plair Homes.