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Is A New Roof A Good Investment?

Your home in Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Port Orchard is likely one of your biggest investments. And with whether you’re considering selling or staying in your home long-term, you might be considering a new roof. How can you know if it’s a good investment?

Here’s how you can make this decision.

Consider the Return on Investment

If you’re selling your home, a new roof is always appealing to buyers. According to HomeAdvisor, a home’s resale value can increase by approximately $12,000 if it has a new roof. If you take into account, the fact that a typical asphalt shingle roof can cost between $7,000 - $10,000, you can recoup the costs.

If you want to stay, you have to consider what you want to accomplish. If your roof is more than 20 years old, you will likely replace your roof within the next 10-15 years. And investing now will likely save you money down the road because you will avoid repairs and any potential damage caused by water damage.

It’s Time

It might be time for a new roof, and if that’s the case, a new roof is a good investment. Signs you need a new roof include:

  • Excessive moss growth that’s causing damage

  • Curling, cracked, or missing shingles

  • Shingle granules in the gutters

  • Damaged flashing

  • Leaks that cause damage to the interior of the home

From our perspective, if you want your new roof to be a long-term fix, don’t layer shingles.

Energy Efficiency

It’s easy to forget that a new roof is more than just shingles. A new roof is an entire system that works to keep the weather outside. Your roof can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

With Rainy Day Exteriors, our inspection and estimates go into detail. When we install your roof, we make sure your insulation, ventilation, and underlayment are in the best shape, and if it’s not, we will make sure the entire roof system will work efficiently.

If you’re ready to get a new roof, give us a call. Our owner, Jim, completes all our inspections and estimates. We look forward to helping you make the most of our biggest investment.

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