Reasons for a New Roof
Reasons for a New Roof in Peachtree City, Fayetteville and Metro Atlanta Areas
An inspection helps determine if now is the right time for a new roof
The need for new roofing is more obvious in some cases than in others, but the decision is always important. Roof installation or replacement is a significant investment that has a big impact on the appearance, value and function of your home.
PGRS: Professional Grade Roofing + Siding specializes in both roof replacement and new roof installation in Georgia. There are many reasons to install a new roof, which is why our expert roofers will inspect your home’s roof and help you decide if roof replacement is necessary and worth the investment.
If you rent out a home, are planning to sell your home, or if your roof is more than 20 years old, PGRS: Professional Grade Roofing + Siding suggests having your roof inspected to assess any damage and determine if the roof can be repaired or if now is the time for a new roof.
Replacing your roof at the right time is important. Waiting too long to replace your roof or installing a new roof before it’s necessary could end up costing you. Our roof inspection service helps determine whether your home is in need of a new roof or if roofing repairs and maintenance are enough.
Top reasons for roof replacement
Unless the signs are obvious that you might need a new roof, like water coming into your home, you may be unsure whether roof replacement is the answer. In addition to having a leaky roof, there are other reasons why considering roof replacement is smart.
Here are four reasons to have new roofing installed on your house:
Repairing storm damage
Storms damage roofing in several ways. High winds sometimes blow roof shingles off the roof, creating obvious empty areas that need to be re-roofed. Indirect damage is also common: Wind causes tree branches or entire trees to come down on the roof, often damaging the roof structure as well as roof shingles. Rather than making spot repairs following storm damage, replacing the roof is often smarter.
Increasing home value
Even if your asphalt shingle roof isn’t worn or damaged, replacing it may make sense to increase curb appeal and real estate value. Some homeowners decide to install new roofing as part of their preparation for selling a house. When combined with new exterior siding or an exterior paint job, new roofing makes an older home look brand new. In addition to its aesthetic impact, a new roof offers a great deal of financial security to a prospective home buyer. The new owner won’t have to worry about roof replacement or common roofing problems for a long time.
Replacing a worn roof
Asphalt roof shingles typically last from 15 to 25 years. Unfortunately, factors such as storm damage, low slope, ice damming, and mold or moss growth significantly shorten the life of any asphalt roof. If your roof has any of the characteristics described in the “signs of worn roofing” sidebar, replacing the roof is a good idea. Otherwise, you risk even more severe problems, such as rotted roof framing and leaks, that may damage the house and its contents.
Completing a major remodel
Are you planning to build an addition? How about adding some dormers or skylights? These major remodeling projects involve changes to your roofline and the installation of new roofing. Rather than having an unattractive mix of new and old roofing, many homeowners elect to have a total re-roofing done as part of the project.
Signs of damaged roofing
- Missing, broken or torn shingles
- Shingles that have cupped or curled along their edges
- Heavy growth of mold or moss on major expanses of roofing
- “Bald” shingles that have lost their granules
- Roof leaks in multiple places
- Rotted roof sheathing
Trust the experts to install your roofing system
You can expect your roof to last 15 – 20 years, but over time, your roof takes a significant beating. We understand that replacing your roof is a big investment, which is why our experienced roofing professionals provide a high-quality roofing system that gives you peace of mind. From the inspection to the roofing installation to the cleanup, you’ve come to the right place for roofing services in Georgia that you can trust.
Give us a call at 1-770-766-7605 or fill out our online form for a roof replacement quote today! We proudly serve Atlanta, Peachtree City, Fayetteville, Peachtree Corners, Brooks, Newnan, Smyrna, Tyrone, Grantville, Moreland and areas throughout Metro Atlanta.