Roof replacement seems like a pricey investment for most people. But if you live in an older property that has a worn-out or damaged-looking roof, then installing a new roof can offer several benefits and be well-worth the money.
- Added Safety
Roofs are exposed to harsh weather, sun, mould, and animals for the entirety of their lifespan. As such, problems such as dampness, leakage, rotting, deterioration, perforation, cracking, granulation, and peeling are common. Sometimes, these issues outgrow local repairs and getting a full replacement is a better option instead. Contacting roofing contractors in Exeter to install a new roof grants a higher level of safety.
Once you’ve installed a new roof, you won’t need to make repairs every year. A newly fitted lead or slate roof has an expectancy of around 70 years. A high-quality asphalt shingle roof can last 40 to 50 years before curling and granulation. Bitumen base roofs can last 30 years as well. Single-ply roofs also last 10+ years but sustain more damage from heavy impact. Only in an unprecedented and destructive storm will a new roof sustain a bit of damage.
- Efficient Energy Saving
If you see a sudden spike in your energy bills or feel the heating isn’t doing its job, then a damaged roof is likely the culprit. A new roof will be better insulated for heating. Contractors will also make sure to give space for ventilation to prevent dampness.
- Increased Property Value
Perhaps the biggest perk of installing a new roof is the increased resale value. If house buyers see any wear and tear, they’ll consider the expenses of repair and reduce the selling price. Installing a new roof can increase property value by thousands of pounds. Houses where contractors have recently installed a roof also sell quicker.
These Swindon based roofers always deliver high quality services, so if you are in the area be sure to message them.