The average lifespan of an asphalt shingle roof is about 20 years. However, this figure depends on the local environment, frequency of storms, and other factors. With this information in mind, it’s not easy to see that some roofs might fall short of your expected lifespans.
In our experience, we believe that ten years is the safest number to work around when it comes to changing your roofs. A high-quality roof can last for 20-35 years, but it wouldn’t last as long if your property frequently faces enormous weather challenges every year or month.
Saving up for a roof every ten years, along with its replacement services, gives you peace of mind because you have enough money just in case your roof prematurely ages and needs repairs. After you’ve checked your warranty terms, save up for a roof every ten years.
Warranties are helpful if they cover the full repair and replacement cost necessary to restore your premature poor roofing performance. However, some warranties only cover a small percentage of your costs once it goes beyond the age of 10-15 years.
A good alternative to saving up for a new roof is to have roofing maintenance. Here’s how it works to improve and take your roof to the next level according to Sears Home Services.
1. Increase Your Home’s Value
If you’re selling your home in the next five years or so, a new roof can to boost your home’s value. Interested homebuyers care about the age of the roof, because they know that an old roof will leave them on the hook for a replacement very soon.
A new roof not only can increase the curb appeal of your home — and thus attract the eyes of potential homebuyers — but it can also increase the price you can get for your home. A new roof can increase the resale value of a house by close to $12,000, with homeowners recovering over 60% of their installation costs.
2. Maintain Insurance Coverage
The age of your roof plays a significant factor in your home insurance coverage. Most insurance companies offer limited coverage on roofs 20 years old or older. If your roof is hitting the 20-year mark, you’ll want to think about replacing it.
When it comes time to install the new roof, you’ll want to contact your insurance company to see what is and isn’t covered. Most homeowners insurance policies won’t pay to repair a roof that’s gradually deteriorating due to wear and tear. Still, you can get some insights into what you’ll need with your new roof to ensure you maintain insurance coverage.
3. Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Across all home building and remodeling sectors, people have realized the value of increasing energy efficiency. For instance, energy-efficient appliances can save a U.S. household up to $500 a year on utility bills. Going green can help reduce monthly bill costs, make homes more comfortable, and reduce the “footprint” of those living in the home, making energy-efficient upgrades an interest for everyone.
Roofing technology also continues to improve and become more energy-efficient. Since you need to replace your roof every 20 years or so, the chances are that technology has improved considerably since you last had a new roof installed. Upgrading now can help you capture these benefits. (Continued)
You can always count on us at Cub Roofing for the best roofing repair, replacement, and installation services. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.