Wondering if you should install a new roof but you’re mulling over the costs?
No one wants to pay for something they don’t need. New roofs, though, have many benefits for you and even the environment.
Let’s weigh your options.
Homeowners should know their goals for either installing a new roof or getting their roof repaired, says Thomas Garvey, a local roofing contractor in Los Angeles County and the San Gabriel Valley.
Use these 5 questions to help you lay out your goals:
- What’s your roof’s current condition?
- How old is your existing roof?
- How long do you plan to stay in your home?
- Why are you considering getting a new roof?
- Are you wondering if a roof repair will be just as helpful?
Understand your answers.
Start with the bottom line.
Here’s when you clearly need a new roof:
Your roof is old, in poor condition, and you plan on staying in your home for years to come.
However, if your roof seems “okay” and it was installed between 10 to 20 years ago then Thomas Garvey or someone from his team will inspect your roof and look for:
Torn underlayment (especially with a tile roof)
A soft or spongy feeling on a flat roof—possible sign of bad decking
Missing granules off of shingles (less protection against the sun’s rays)
Can you see water spots from inside your attic?
Installing a new roof doesn’t just mean you’re spending more money, there are key benefits which can make it smart to install a new roof:
- Saves energy—let’s keep those utility bills on the level. A new roof that’s properly installed with the right ventilation will keep your utility bills as low as possible.
- Roofing materials like Therma Sheet reflects the sun’s harshest rays back into the atmosphere and reduces heat transference.
- Environmentally friendly—making your home more energy efficient is good for the environment. During the summer, the heat stays outside and during the winter the warmth stays inside.
Garvey Roofing installs roofs for all seasons.
- Aesthetically pleasing—get a wonderful-looking roof to boost your home’s curb appeal. Plenty of manufacturers have nice-looking roofs to bring out the best qualities of your structure.
Thomas Garvey has also designed custom-roofs for clients, using roofing materials like slate.
Boost your home’s value. A new roof can boost your home’s value and you can recoup up to 68% of the money spent, according to this report on Zillow.com.
If you’re selling your home with a roof in poor shape then a buyer’s going to use that to negotiate a selling price.
About Garvey Roofing
Thomas Garvey says, “When it rains, my phone doesn’t ring.”
Because quality craftsmanship matters.
Garvey Roofing has four roofing licenses, plus a few decades of experience installing roofs on historic buildings, bungalows, and more modern buildings.
Call (626) 358-9208.
All estimates are free and all labor and materials are fully guaranteed, the most unique guarantee in the industry.