All about Roofing

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 ceiling.
  • Do an exterior check of your roof for mold, mildew and moisture as well as shingles that show excessive wear.

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