How a New Roof Can Improve Your Quality of Life

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A new roof can protect your home from damage.

When homeowners think of renovations that improve their quality of life, they might think of a jacuzzi tub, a modern kitchen makeover, or tearing down a wall to get that coveted “open concept” look. Chances are, not too many homeowners would think about a roof renovation as a great improvement to their quality of life.

In reality though, replacing your roof can have a significant impact how your home functions in ways you may never consider. Your roof is a barrier to rain, snow, sun and wind. As any camper knows, the weather can be devastating without protection. But protection from the weather is only the beginning of how a new roof improves your quality of life.

When an existing roof begins to wear out (which can be in as little as 10 years even if the previous construction was solid), a number of things can happen. Leaks begin to develop and may or may not be noticed by the homeowner. These leaks can cause problems with rotting wood, damage to walls and ceilings, and mold growth inside the home. Insulation may become compromised and not keep out as much of the cold or heat as before. All this can unfortunately happen even before the homeowner knows there is any problem. By the time they find out, it may be too late to prevent major damage.

Benefits of a New Roof

Getting your roof inspected periodically is a good idea, especially if it is over 10 years old. If the roof is leaking but hasn’t started to show damage on the inside walls yet, you may be exposed to mold or be racking up big repair bills when problems finally become noticeable. Insurance companies will not typically cover gradual roof damage that is from normal wear and tear, so don’t expect any help there.

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Gaps in your roof flashing can allow water to enter your home.

If you do decide to replace your roof, your quality of life may improve in several ways:

Your house may feel more comfortable. Newer roofing materials are more energy efficient than they were 10 or 15 years ago, so your new roof may offer more protection against both the heat of summer and the cold of winter than your old one did.

You may save money on your energy costs. Due to the increased energy efficiency of your new roof, your monthly utility bills may decrease considerably.

Your respiratory health may improve. If your family was being exposed to mold growth, you may notice a decrease in respiratory illnesses, asthma, and allergies once the roof is replaced and the mold removed.

Your home will have better air quality. Newer roofs allow for improved ventilation, and your home’s air quality and flow can improve significantly. The air you breathe every day has a significant impact on your health and well-being.

Your stress level will go down. Worrying about your roof and whether it is leaking can cause stress and anxiety. With a new roof (and accompanying warranty), you can be confident that your home is protected.

A new roof can enhance the quality of your life in a number of ways. If your home is ready for a replacement roof, we can help. Contact Moonworks at 1-800-975-6666 for a free consultation about how a new roof can improve your life.

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