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Is Getting a New Roof Worth It?

Is Getting a New Roof Worth It?

Supply chain issues and general adjustments in the economy are causing all of us to look a little closer at our budgets. This may have you re-evaluating plans for your home, such as expanding the patio or renovating the hall bathroom. If you’re debating a roof upgrade, we want to equip you with the facts. Read on to learn if getting a new roof is worth it.

Money-Saving Benefits of Getting a New Roof

To determine if new roofing is worth the upgrade, you need to know what you’ll gain from roof replacement. Here are some money-saving benefits to keep in mind:

  • Lower energy bills with better insulation and sealing
  • Higher sale price when you put your home on the market
  • Better water control to protect your house and foundation
  • New roofing protected by a warranty, which could save in repair costs
  • Lower insurance rates, depending on the terms of your policy
  • Advanced protection against wind, rain, ice and storms
  • Coverage to prevent unwanted pests

Getting a new roof can also boost your curb appeal and modernize the look of your home. It’s a worthy investment if your current roofing is at the end of its lifespan, especially if you plan on selling soon. Most roofing materials last 15-30 years, depending on how well they were installed. If your roof is at least a decade old, it’s time to evaluate your options.  

Times When It’s NOT Worth It to Get a New Roof

While there are benefits to replacing your roof, sometimes a new roof is not worth it. This is mostly the case when your current roofing is in good condition. If your roof still has years of life left in it, replacing now might not yield a strong return.

Granted, you may want to replace your roof if it was installed poorly the first time. You may also want to replace it if the color looks outdated or doesn’t suit your taste. Compare the cost of new roofing to the potential benefits, and then make an informed decision.

Roof Repair vs. New Roof Installation

Getting a new roof isn’t the only option. If your roof is in mostly good condition but leaks in one area, you may need roof repair instead. This costs much less than getting an all-new roof, but it isn’t ideal for every situation. For instance, if you have multiple leaks across your roof, it may take more work to patch it than it would to start from scratch. We can assess your options during your roof estimate.

Make a Plan for Your Property, Budget and Goals

Replacing your roof can be worth it, but it’s not the right choice for everyone. You should compare the pros and cons based on your unique situation to determine if you should get a new roof. McLean Roofing and Siding is here to help. Give us a call at (248) 524-1111 to schedule your roof replacement consultation.