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Do You Really Need a New Roof?

Regardless if you are looking for roofing contractors in Long Island or in California, it is going to be an investment. You want to be sure that a whole new roof is right for you. In most cases, if you have to ask the question, it is probably time. In fact, by the time you have to ask the question, it is likely past the time. But fear not. The investment can work to your advantage in a few more ways than just keeping you dry and sheltered.  So what are these benefits? Let’s take a look.

Increasing the Value of the Home

In 2013, Remodeling Magazine found that adding new roofing to your home can increase its value by up to $12,000. That is $12,000 more you will get for your home when it comes time to sell. In fact, it is estimated that the return on an investment of this type can be as high as 63%. Is your money in the bank giving you 63% interest? But the value benefits do not end there.  Your home will become more appealing and likely receive more attention from buyers than homes with older roofs.

One further advantage is you will have better insulation in your home and therefore save money on energy costs. Now this has two benefits. While you live in the home, your energy bills will likely be lower, and when you are ready to sell, you can show this saving to your potential buyers as a selling point. When someone is spending so much money on a home, any savings that they can see is a benefit.


Personal Safety and Peace of Mind


One thing to keep in mind about new roofing shingles, is that they are a better quality and better value than the shingles you bought 10, 15, or even 20 years ago. The new shingles, in some cases, will actually come with a 50 year warranty. They are also made much sturdier to protect your home from rain, hail, ice, and high winds. This can give you the peace of mind that you are protecting your home to the best of your ability and insuring it will keep you safe and secure in even the worst of storms.  Life in Long Island, and New York in general, has shown us a lot of those lately.

A new roof will also keep you safe from other elemental damage such as water damage or mold, because it will prevent leaks from happening in the first place.

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