People often wait until there is an obvious problem before they install a new roof. If a problem has become apparent, then it is likely that you needed a new roof for quite some time. By waiting too long, you put other parts of the home at risk.

While damage is one of the obvious reasons to get a new roof, there are some situations where replacing a roof can be functional and beneficial. In this post, we are going to look at 5 reasons to install a new roof on your home.

1. Leaks

There are several factors that can contribute to roof leaks. Missing or damaged shingles can be one factor, but you could also be dealing with ice dams, clogged gutters or faulty flashing around a chimney. In some cases, simple leaks can be fixed, but it could also be a sign that your roof has some serious problems. If you have started to experience roof leakage, it is a good idea to schedule an inspection to get the damage assessed by a professional.

2. Storm Damage

Heavy winds and rain can cause damage to shingles, the wind can also throw debris at the roof and cause damage, and serious damage can be caused if a tree or tree branch falls on the roof. After any serious storm, it is a good idea to inspect your roof for signs of damage.

3. Improve Home Value

If you are planning to sell your home, a new roof can boost the resale value. This is especially true if the existing roof is beyond 15 years old. When properly cared for, a roof built using modern materials can last twice as long as one that was built just a few decades ago. Furthermore, a new roof could also bring down the cost of your homeowner’s insurance.

4. Aging

No roof is going to last forever, and no matter how well you take care of it, your roof is eventually going to need to be replaced. With time, materials will deteriorate and it will lose its ability to keep water out of the home. The lifespan of a roof depends on factors like age, the weather conditions it has been exposed to, and the materials from which it was constructed. Look for signs of deterioration and get your roof inspected by a professional once every few years.

5. Building an Addition

In some cases, building an addition could change the roofline in a way that might require some changes to the existing roof. We recommend replacing the old roof as a part of getting an addition to your home so everything is cohesive and is constructed properly.

If you are looking to replace your roof please contact us today. We have a ton of experience in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas.