Most people see few benefits to roof replacement. It is a costly proposal whether you are hiring professionals to do the job or taking a huge risk and doing the labor yourself. Regardless, there are many benefits that go along with replacing a roof once it hits a state of decline that are well worth considering.
Consider these benefits of roof replacement before you decide to try and wait it out for another rainy season or worse, ignore the problem in hopes of it going away. The problem is that once problems begin showing up in most roofs, it’s an uphill battle to keep everything in tip top running condition. The elements and other environmental factors simply present too much of a challenge to overcome for roofs that are offered no protection from these elements day after day, month after month, and year after year.
The first benefit is safety. As your roof gets older it provides less of a buffer between you and the elements. If it is in seriously bad shape you run the risk of the roof leaking and causing mold build ups that are unseen within your walls or collapsing all together and possibly harming any people (or damaging property) inside the building. If your roof is damaged badly enough that safety is at risk you owe it to yourself and anyone who sets foot inside your building to replace the roof for added protection.
Another great benefit of roof replacement is that your new roof will be under some sort of warranty (assuming you have it installed by licensed and bonded professional contractors). This gives you a bit of a safety net should problems arise within the life cycle of the warranty. This should provide some peace of mind.
One more benefit is that maintenance plans are often available with new roofs. This means that someone will come out according to an agreed upon schedule and check the roof for damage, leaks, or soft spots that may crop up while performing routine maintenance that is designed to increase the overall life span of the roof. While this is an expense that will need to be paid monthly it can save you big money when all is said and done.
The final benefit is the load it will take off of your mind. There is a great deal of worry that goes into running a business or owning a home in need of a new roof. Once you make the decision you should find that the weight or worrying and wondering being removed is almost cathartic. Replacing a roof is a big decision and one that shouldn’t be made on a whim. However, when needed can be an excellent all around decision for your business or home.