- An additional room boosts your property value if you decide to sell your home
- You can use an additional bedroom for monthly income with renting or Airbnb
- You get to customize your space with an office, library, art studio, or whatever!
Continuity is key when it comes to strong, reliable roofing. Ideally, it should be impossible to tell from the street that some part of the home was added more recently. That can detract from all-important curb appeal and reduce the visual impact of your beautiful new roofing.
The most common option for a Jacksonville addition is a single-slope roof. It connects to existing roofing at a high point, then slopes down gradually over the new construction. This is a straightforward approach that keeps the roof distinct but visually simple.
You’ll see this kind of roof most frequently with a sunroom (also called a “Florida room”).
A gable roof is another option. It closely mimics the look of most Jacksonville shingle roofs by providing two sloping roof sections that meet at their highest point. This can make the home as a whole appear larger, and it certainly adds more visual flair.
This type of roof is more common for conventional interior spaces like bedrooms and bathrooms.
Think About Roof Replacement With Your Addition
When you’re doing substantial work on your home, it’s a good idea to consider whether it’s time for total roof replacement. Jacksonville roof replacement ensures uniformity between all the roofing elements and eliminates weak points between new and older construction.
If your roof is more than 10 years old, odds are good that roof repair costs are already climbing. More than 15 years old? It’s getting close to the end of the average lifespan of a Jacksonville roof. It’s always best to assume 20 years rather than the 30 suggested by roofing manufacturers.
There are two major reasons to take the opportunity for an all-new roof:
1. Verify Your Roof Is Safe And Sound Before The Rains Start
Older roofs can have serious problems that aren’t always visible. You might have deteriorating underlayment or roof decking weakened by moisture intrusion. A new roof gives you the peace of mind and confidence you need for this year’s hurricane season.
2. Get Ahead Of An Aging Roof’s Growing Maintenance Needs
Roofing is often priced by the square foot, so all-new roofing for your addition is already a substantial percentage of your roof. By going for full roof replacement, you can save on roof maintenance in the next decade and make your home even more attractive to buyers.
Plair Homes Means Your Addition’s Roofing Is Much More Than An Afterthought
With over a decade of roofing experience, Plair Homes is the family-owned local business that gets your roofing project done right. We live and work right here in Jacksonville, so we understand what it takes to install roofing on your new addition that exceeds your expectations.
To find out more, contact us today.