An old roof might seem like a minor nuisance, but it could be costing you money every day that it remains in place! Your old roof carries with it many hidden risks that could spell expensive problems in the future. What are the real costs of your old roof?
Your Home Value
Are you planning to put your home on the market anytime soon? An old roof can damage your home value a massive amount. A recent study found that 40% of most homes’ curb appeal comes from the roof. That means that an old roof or damaged roof could immediately lower your home value in the eyes of buyers and turn off prospective buyers before they even see the inside. A new roof can recoup almost 70% of its value in your home’s value, so it is worth investing in if you plan on selling your home within the next few years.
Your Energy Bills
An old roof costs you money every month on your energy bills, as the heating and cooling you pay for literally go through the roof! An old roof is not as energy-efficient, so it will not keep your home protected or insulated. Once you add a new roof to your home, you will experience an immediate drop in your monthly energy bills.
A lot of the roof’s importance boils down to one thing—safety. A roof is designed to protect everything underneath it, from your furniture to your family members. If a roof is not in good repair, it might collapse during a winter storm and harm your home and family.
Water damage is another safety issue that happens in many old homes with older roofs. A whopping 70% of water damage typically occurs in the roof. Once water damage occurs, mold spores will be introduced into the home. Over time, those mold spores will multiply and cause a variety of health and safety problems.
Repair Your Roof Damage with Blair Construction
For a beautiful new roof or new bathroom flooring planned and installed by professionals you can trust, contact Blair Construction. We have been serving our valued Maryland customers for almost thirty years and look forward to giving your roof the care it needs for years to come. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 729-0777 to get a free in-home estimate. To see examples of our work and get updates on what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.