Whether we realize it or not, the roofs above our heads are something we depend on every day. They keep us dry when it rains, keep us cool in summer and protect our homes and families from nature’s elements. But a roof that’s damaged or worn out can’t do its job properly. If you’ve noticed water stains on your ceilings or walls, you may have roof damage. Water stains generally mean there’s a leak somewhere.
Stopping leaks before they start is one reason why homeowners shouldn’t wait too long to replace their roof, but there are others. The following guide will help you determine if it’s time to replace your roof.
1. Weather Changes Fast
It might seem like a beautiful sunny day, but there’s an old saying: “If you don’t like the weather, wait an hour.” Weather can change fast and there is always another stretch of harsh rain or freezing snow in our future. Inclement weather slowly but surely takes a toll on even the toughest roof. So don’t wait. Have your roof professionally inspected and, if necessary, replaced — while the sun is shining!
2. Damage = Problems
A roof in poor condition does one thing well — it exposes your home to water damage. Breaches in your roof lead to leaks, mold growth, and expensive repairs — not only to your roof but inside your home. Regular roof inspections can prolong the life of your roof, but roof replacement offers the ultimate in security and peace of mind.
3. A Healthy Roof = A Healthy Home
When our roofs get damaged, they let water into the interior of our homes. In many cases, we are not even aware that water is getting in, but that doesn’t stop it from wreaking havoc! Water not only leads to structural damage, but also encourages the growth of mold, algae, and mildew. Not to mention that insects love damp, rotting wood. Yuck! All of these things can open your family up to health issues such as breathing problems, allergies, dry itchy eyes, sinus problems, and more. If these aren’t good reasons to keep your roof in tip-top shape, what are?
4. Lower Energy Cost? Yes, Please!
Replacing your roof is a no-brainer if you live in an older home. Not only is your old roof likely reaching the end of its life, but a new roof can help make your home more energy-efficient. Dream Builders of Virginia is a Class A licensed builder with years of experience replacing roofs. We can recommend modern, energy-efficient shingles for your home that won’t break your budget. That means your heating and cooling systems will work less to keep your home comfortable.
5. Curb Appeal From The Top Down
Don’t underestimate the value of your roof when it comes to curb appeal. Missing shingles or visible roof damage will decrease your home’s appeal to buyers. The condition of your home’s roof is one of the first things potential buyers will look at when viewing your home. Buyers don’t want to contend with costly repairs!
Dream Builders Are Professional Roof Installers
We’ve been installing quality roofs since 2006. We’re licensed & insured, and we want to make your new roof installation as hassle-free as possible. If you’re in Central or Northern Virginia and feel it’s time to replace your roof, call us at 540-295-4111. You can also visit our website at DreamBuildersofVA.com to see past projects and learn more about us. Let us do your roof right!