Whether you’re upgrading to COLORSTEEL® roofing or are still using the same shingles your home has had since its construction, re-roofing is one of the best options for keeping your home warm, dry, and high on the property ladder.
It’s very important to keep an eye on the condition of your home’s roof, as this can tell you when it’s starting to fail. Signs like small leaks, rust, deteriorating shingles, or even a higher energy bill than usual can all be indications that your roof is beginning to give out. While some homeowners try to remedy these issues by patching the roof, that approach is just a band-aid that won’t fix the ongoing problem.
In this blog, we’re going to break down the top four benefits of re-roofing so you can best understand how it can really make a difference in your home!
If you’ve ever had a designated “leak bucket” for the rainy season, then you know how frustrating dealing with a leaking roof can be. Leaks can do a lot of damage to the inside of your home—from furniture and carpets to walls—all of these can easily fall victim to the dreaded leak!
There’s something else that many homeowners don’t consider, usually because leaks appear so small from the inside of the house. However, if you take a journey into the roof’s decking you can see the true havoc a leak can wreak. Mould, rotting timbers, impaired structural integrity, and pest infestations are all linked to the presence of a leak in your roof.
Unless the puncture has been caused by storm damage, leaks are usually a sign that your roof is old. You can confirm this by looking at your property’s documentation. If your roof is more than ten years old and has sprung a leak, it’s an indication that your roof is quite possibly standing on its last legs.
A re-roof will completely rid you of leaks (and their associated issues). Newer, more advanced materials will also prevent leaks in the long term.
Next up: warmth. New Zealand is continually plagued by cold and rain—even in the summer months—so having a roof that can keep warmth inside and keep the cold air out is important if you want to keep your energy bill down.
Hot air is more buoyant than cool air and therefore rises. So, if your ceiling isn’t properly insulated or your roof is deteriorating, that hot air will escape through it and you’ll find your house feeling a lot cooler than you might like. If you’ve noticed the energy bill getting higher and higher as you try to keep your home warm, it might be time for a re-roof.
Re-roofing not only repairs any holes or deteriorating sections, it also gives you the chance to re-do your ceiling insulation at the same time! If you tackle both tasks at once, your home will have no trouble keeping warmth indoors during the cold months.
Perhaps you’re currently thinking of selling your home, or maybe you just want to be sure your home’s value is intact should you decide to sell one day. Either way, having a solid roof atop your home is one of the biggest ways to increase your property’s value!
Building Inspection Reports take the roof and roof space into account when assessing the condition of a house, and appraisals are done using the results from a BIR. Therefore, if your roof isn’t in good condition when the time comes to sell, the value of your home will be downgraded!
Not to mention, the prospect of re-roofing a home they’ve just bought is enough to send potential buyers running. However, if you present a home with a brand-new roof to them, they’ll see a property that won’t require any work for quite a while. To prospective buyers, this is an attractive feature.
Re-roofing a home you’re about to sell (or will sell in the future) increases the value of your property to both buyers and appraisers. This will net you a bigger sum when the gavel hits wood, so you can consider re-roofing a long-term investment.
Finally, you can never overstate the importance of having a home that’s nice to look at. Not only does it improve your curbside appeal (should you choose to sell), it makes your home a nice place to live!
An old or shoddily made roof often looks messy or unappealing, and it has an impact on the rest of the home’s appearance too. For example, old shingled roofs shed their granules into the guttering and cause it to overflow, so dirty water flows down the side of your house and changes the paint colour.
Alternately, an old metal roof will start to rust and lighten in colour, which makes homes appear ancient and dilapidated.
Once you re-roof, you won’t have to worry about your roof (or your cladding) looking unappealing for many years! You can choose a brand-new material, colour, and style to suit the design you want to show to the world. You can feel proud of the home you live in.
So, make an investment in both the present and future of your home. If you’re unsure whether your home needs to be re-roofed or not, you can always call on the experts at Roof Auckland to give you their expert opinion.
We’ve been in the business of re-roofing in Auckland for many years, and if there’s one thing we know, it’s how to deliver a quality job to our customers. We know how to complete a job that fits the needs of our client, and we know how to do it while minimising stress for them. Get in touch with our friendly team of roofers today!