Is Your Home Losing Value Because of a Dated and Damaged Roof?

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Sometimes it seems like the rain will never stop. A recent week in the Midwest was like like that. The rain started falling, gently at first, early Sunday afternoon. It continued through Tuesday night and by Wednesday morning a local school district had cancelled classes because of flooded streets and unsafe driving conditions. While local school authorities were concerned about the safety of their students and teachers, you sit at work worried about the rain for different reasons.
The roof repair that you have been putting off is jeopardizing several parts of your home. You come home from work during lunch and at the end of the day to check for signs of inside damage caused by leaks. You promise yourself that you will call a contractor today so you can finally get the required repairs finished.
On average, homeowners spend between 1% to 4% of a home?s value annually on maintenance and repairs. This percentage increases as the house ages. There is simply no denying that the upkeep and maintenance of a home takes a good deal of both time and money. Few repairs, however, are as important as a roof. While the cost of quality residential and commercial roofing materials is significant, so is the damage that can be done by a leaky roof if repairs are not made.
Although roof repair cost can seem overwhelming at first, the newest residential and commercial roofing materials come with long warranties and very little, or no, maintenance. Durability, in fact, was identified as the number one deciding factor when determining which new roof to purchase by 87% of homeowners surveyed. Additionally, 83% of homeowners said longevity was also a very important factor. Roof replacement and repair decisions should be carefully researched. Contracting with a reputable roofing repair company can help insure that you receive a quality product that will last for years.
In addition to providing longevity, many new residential and commercial roofing materials are also environmentally friendly. The recycled content of the steel in a new metal roof, for example, is 56% from production to installation to reuse. This percentage is far superior to the recycled content in an asphalt roof.
Owning a home is an investment that requires time and commitment, as well as finances. Properly maintaining your home protects your investment as well as increasing its resale value. Major improvements, like roofing, siding and window repair and replacement, pay for themselves in increased sales value to your home. Instead of being worried every time that it rains, isn’t it time you scheduled that roofing project?

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