There are many things in life that are simply undeniable, whether we like them or not. For example, the song “Africa” by the band Toto is a stone jam, period. You may not like it, but it is.
Another undeniable fact is that here in Southern Ontario, the roofs on our homes are aging rapidly. That combined with our harsh winters and unpredictable summer weather that frequently includes high winds and sometimes hail the size of a chihuahua, our roofs take a beating.
You don’t have to wait for that one fateful day when a storm hits and the roof starts leaking to replace your roof. You can get ahead of any future problems that may come up and make it your spring or summer renovation project, and here are three great reasons why you should:
Great Curb Appeal:
An old roof looks…..well…..bad. It just does and it doesn’t do much for the look of your home, even if you love to landscape and have done a lot of work on your home making it attractive to guests. An old roof looks ratty, and it can also contain mould, unwanted guests like mice, rats and racoons and let’s face it, you are going to have to replace it sooner or later so why not do it sooner?
Higher Resale Value:
A new roof instantly increases the value of your home. It is that simple.
Enhanced Energy Efficiency:
Putting on a new roof increases the capability of your HVAC system because not all shingles are created equally. Modern shingles reflect solar energy, which means that your home doesn’t heat up in the summer nearly as much, which puts a strain on your HVAC system. Your home will stay cooler and that directly translates into a lower monthly energy bill. Many modern shingles have an Energy Star rating, so do a good search and find some shingles that offer you the best value for your energy saving dollar.
When you hire a company to remove your old roof, you can expect a ton of material and debris that will need to be safely removed according to the law to a local waste management recycling facility, so you will need to rent a roll-off disposal dumpster bin. The bin can be placed on your driveway on wooden planks, so it will never leave a permanent mark, and workers can then simply tear your old roof up, and toss everything into the dumpster below. This will make the job go quickly, and keep costs down, which is something we call all agree on.