Do you need a new roof?
Whether you are trying to boost your home's value
to sell it in the future, or you feel the need to better protect
your house from rain or other inclement weather, a roof is a major
purchase. Because of this, you do not want to spend the money for
one if it is not necessary, but at the same time, nobody wants to
take the risk of not replacing it soon enough. Here are some tips to
help you decide if the time is right.
- If you are in the process of selling your home, your real
estate agent may be able to tell you if it is worth the cost to
replace the roof, or if you would do better to offer potential
buyers a credit to complete the project themselves.
- Find out how old your roof is and its expected life. You
may get by with some simple repairs, or a partial replacement,
especially if your roof is not that old. According to the California
Contractors State License Board in this article published by She
Knows , if the roof is less than 15 or 20 years old, repairing
instead of replacing may make sense.
- Look for
signs inside your home that you are dealing with a problem roof. You
may see water damage, leaks or sagging areas on the
- Do an exterior check of your roof for
mold, mildew and moisture as well as shingles that show excessive
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