Finding the Right Roof Can Help Protect Your Family from Storms

The gutter installation is complete and with that the end of a very long project has come to an end. Starting with a total roof replacement, followed by a whole house painting project, the gutter installation is now finished. The roofing shingles being torn off the house was the messiest, and the installation of the new roof installation was the loudest, so by the time the contractors got to the gutter installation it seemed fairly anticlimactic. You briefly considering new siding installation, but the contractor suggested that the only thing needed was a new paint job.

As the summer storm season continues in many places in the country it should come as no surprise that there are many home owners who end up having to replace roofs, siding, windows, and gutters. In fact, some of the biggest reports of damage from the storm season in 2017 are just now being repaired, unfortunately, just in time for this year’s wind, rain, hail, as well as tornadoes and hurricanes.

When it comes time to select a new roofing materials, there are many choices available. And while some home owner’s associations regulate the kinds of roofing materials that can be used, many others are able to make their own selection. Depending on the climate where a house is located, there are many recommendations that local roofing companies can make. Consider some of these facts and figures about the roofing industry and the impact that these repairs and replacements have on the nation’s economy:

  • A new asphalt shingle roof has a Return on Investment (ROI) of about 62%.
  • Under normal circumstances, and in the absence of storms, a roof should be inspected once or twice a year.
  • A home can drop in value as much as 10% because of old and worn siding.
  • 27% of home owners either mistakenly believe their insurance will pay for damage that occurs to their roof over time, or they do not understand the details about how their insurance works when it comes to this type of roof damage.
  • 23% of home owners admit they never inspect their roof, or they only request to have it inspected if there is a problem like a severe weather event.
  • In a consumer survey, durability was identified as the number one factor when determining which new roof to purchase by 88% of home owners.
  • In that same survey, longevity was identified as a factor when determining which new roof to purchase by 83% of home owners.

Finding the right materials for a new roof is an important decision if you want to make sure that your home retains its value.

Leave a Comment

Follow by Email