Two reasons to replace your home’s old roof

If your roof is quite old and is starting to show visible signs of deterioration, it's worth hiring one of your local roofing contractors to replace it. Read on to find out why:

It could make it easier for you to sell your home in the future

If you plan to sell your current home at any point in the future, it might be a good idea to have the roof replaced.

The reason for this is as follows; when someone wants to buy property, one of their main priorities is usually finding a house that has good 'bones' (that is, a house with a solid structural framework and roof).

If your roof is sagging, is covered in mould or has sprung multiple leaks, it could deter potential buyers, or lead to them making offers that are far lower than you had hoped for.

As such, if you would like to sell your home quickly and for a fair price, you might need to invest in a new roof. While this is likely to require a substantial investment of your time and money, the expense could be offset by how much extra value the new roof adds to your property.

It could prevent structural damage

The primary function of a roof is to protect a house from the elements. Over time, roof materials can deteriorate and fail to offer the same level of protection that they once did; they can, for example, form holes which allow rainwater and cold air to seep into the house interior.

Water leaking in through multiple holes in your roof could cause serious damage to your home's timber framework. If this issue is ignored for too long, the timber could become permanently damp. This, in turn, could lead to it developing wet rot, an erosive type of fungus that gradually eats away at the wood that it grows on. Wet rot is a serious problem which could potentially affect the structural soundness of your entire home, and which could cost thousands of dollars to resolve.

As such, it is important to keep an eye on the condition of your roof and to arrange for it to be replaced by a roofing contractor if you notice multiple holes. While a single hole can usually be patched up, multiple holes are a strong indication that the entire roof structure is starting to reach the end of its lifespan.