Is a New Roof a Good Investment?

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June 20, 2020

There are different scenarios that answer the question in different ways. These include a leaky, worn roof. Also, upgrading to a new roof for aesthetic purposes will have another answer. A homeowner should know the different choices in roofing materials in order to make an informed decision.

Of course, if your roof is leaking and obviously worn out, you must get a new roof, because the investment in the purchase of a new roof will certainly keep your home from decreasing in value. Failure to replace a worn roof can result in interior damage to your attic or home. It can cause structural damage and other problems.

Fixing a leaky roof may save you the cost of repairing any damage that may be caused by a leaky roof. I have seen walls, ceilings, and floors that needed to be repaired because of water damage. If you let it go long enough you could even get mold and that is a very expensive repair.

Replacing your ordinary roof with a premium roof can be a good investment prior to a sale, particularly if you are in a neighborhood surrounded by homes with higher-end roofs. But if you live in a moderate neighborhood, it’s not likely that a new superior roof will get your investment back on the sale price.

If you are not selling your home and you wonder if putting a beautiful new roof on the house will increase your home’s value, that is not certain. You are more likely to get a better return on your investment in a new kitchen or updating other interior parts of your home.

If you must get your roof replaced make sure that you have hired a roofer with years of experience, who has the insurance and licensing in place needed by your city and your state to legally roof your home. Cutting corners to save money on a roofing job is one of the worst decisions you can make.

Take a drive around your neighborhood. Look over the different types of roofs. Go to a nicer area and look them over. And then go to a lower-income area and look at those roofs. That will give you a good idea of the minimum quality of roof you want to choose.

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Then call J and J Roofing. We will come out and give you a free estimate. You can compare the cost of roofing with different types of roofing materials. Then you can make an informed decision on what to do about your roof.

J and J Roofing is a Los Angeles Roofing Company servicing many surrounding communities including Northridge, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Studio City, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Encino, Los Feliz and Silverlake for all roofing needs.