As a new year is upon us, a time of re-evaluation and reflection of the previous year tend to follow. How far have we come in the last year? Where are we going in the future? Security, protection, and comfort are always strong desires as we venture ahead.
A secure and safe home should be at the forefront of our minds as we venture ahead. We don’t typically think of the integrity of our home until it fails us. Being proactive is essential in securing a safe haven.
The roof of your home is vital in the protection we desire. If the roof fails, then we can lose our possessions, and much more. There are many benefits to being aware of potential damage and forging ahead with a new roofing system in 2023! Here are some great advantages to replacing your roof now.
Do you have plans of moving in 2023? If you are, or even if you aren’t, a new roof can bring style, sophistication, and completeness to your home. Curb appeal is defined as the visual attractiveness of a home from the street. By having a new roof, your home can stand out among your neighbors. Perhaps a new color or style of asphalt roofing is your desire. With the many options available, you should be able to find a design to complement the rest of your home.
A new roof can improve your monthly energy bills. There could be cracks or leaks in your current system which is causing energy to escape through the attic and roof, therefore forcing your heating and cooling system to run more. A new system will shore up any areas and seal off the roof to keep the elements where they belong. Adding additional insulation at the time of installing a new roof can also assist with keeping the comfort inside your home. According to the United States Department of Energy, a new asphalt shingled roof can increase energy efficiency in your home by up to 30%.
Keeping Pests Out
An aging roof can be a great welcoming invite to pests and critters. Squirrels, mice, and even birds can find those little openings and create a new home for themselves. These critters don’t mind helping themselves to open gaps and enlarging them to accommodate their families. Once they have found their way to your attic, the urine and possibility of a dead animal can wreak stress on you and your family. If nothing else, plugging your nose will be necessary! Securing a new roof can help eliminate the possibility of sharing a home with nature.
Age of Current Roof
Each type of roof has a lifespan. It is important to know the age of your roof so you can gauge how much time you have left before a new one is needed. Asphalt shingles can last approximately 25 years with proper maintenance and regular inspections. It would be wise to schedule a yearly inspection with a trusted professional roofing contractor to remedy any issues that may arise.
Bergens Roofing in Slidell is just the company to call! We have helped your friends and neighbors since 1989, and are going strong! We can help take the stress out of having to replace your roof, starting with educating you on the condition of your roof. We are here to help and strive to gain your trust and confidence by going above and beyond before the work even starts.
Call us today and let’s discuss how we can help secure your roof and home in 2023.