Many homeowners think twice about having their roof replaced because of the upfront cost. But if you consider its long-term benefits, a brand-new roof can actually result in savings down the road. Let roofing expert AIC Roofing and Construction Inc. share with you the savings you can expect from a quality roof.
Compliance with Building Codes – Some roofs are so old that they may not be up to date with current local and/or international building codes. While roof modifications can bring your old roof up to code, it’s a temporary solution and would only last a few years at best. Having your old roof replaced not only puts your roof in line with current requirements, but also saves you from unplanned repair costs. It also has a positive impact on your insurance premiums.
Protection from Moisture Damage – Today’s roofing systems have improved leaps and bounds in under-the-hood improvements, all of which protect your home better against the damage caused by moisture intrusion in the attic. For example, traditional roofing felts are replaced with products like GAF Deck-Armor™, which resists water intrusion and has a “breathable” lining that allows moisture on the roof deck to evaporate. This and other roofing innovations also help improve insurance premiums. But more importantly, you’ll be confident knowing your roof is free from such problems.
Improved Wind Ratings – Roofing systems are developed for better wind resistance. In the middle-to-late 1990s, the roofing systems were rated for up to 65 miles per hour. Today, products like GAF Advanced Protection® shingles are rated for up to 150 mph, or the equivalent of a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. A new roof means you’ll be less likely to spend money on storm damage repairs – or on deductibles, if those are covered by your insurance provider.
Cooler Indoors – You may already have heard of cool roofs, or roofs that reflect heat from the sun. They work the same way as wearing a light-colored shirt on a hot day. Less heat gets absorbed through the roof and attic, which reduces your indoor cooling requirements. This makes your home more comfortable to stay in during hot days without having to lower your HVAC’s thermostat, resulting in significant energy savings. With products like GAF Timberline® Cool Series® shingles, you also have more flexibility with your color selection.
If you would like to know more about our roofing installation, repair and maintenance services, call AIC Roofing and Construction Inc. today or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. We serve all of central Kentucky.
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