All year long, your home’s roof protects you from the elements— torrential rain, deep freezes, heat waves, and more. To ensure that your roof protects you and your loved ones all year long and keeps your home energy efficient, you need to do what you can to support the lifecycle of your roof.
At Landmark Roofing and Siding, we’ve served the Puget Sound area as commercial and residential roofing experts for over 15 years. Working with homeowners in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties to maximize their roofs’ lifespans, we’re passionate about investing in roofing. Whether that’s getting regular maintenance or making the decision for a total roof replacement, investing in the health of your roof is crucial.
Of course, we know that deciding to spend on roof replacement or maintenance can be challenging. Between the other needs of your home and everything you’re juggling in your everyday life, it can be easy to wonder if your roof is what you should prioritize right now. With that in mind, we created this guide on why to invest in your home roofing. Read all of our reasons below!
1. Keeps Your Roof Lasting Longer
While many roofs last between 20-50 years, inclement weather events like hurricanes can decrease the lifecycle of your roof. As weather events like flooding, hurricanes, forest fires, and other weather disasters increase throughout the US, residential roofs are wearing down even more. According to data from NOAA Climate.gov,
“In 2021, the U.S. experienced 20 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, putting 2021 in second place for the most disasters in a calendar year, behind the record 22 separate billion-dollar events in 2020.”
Throughout the US and in the Pacific Northwest, homeowners are facing more adverse weather than ever. Roof maintenance and even replacement can ensure that roofing experts can make repairs caused by these weather events and even replace your home’s roof with one more equipped to handle the weather in your area. Getting this maintenance means your roof will last longer and ensure you can keep your loved ones safe.
2. Boosts Your Home Value
Getting roofing maintenance or replacement can also boost your home's curb appeal and increase its overall value. Up-to-date roofing and getting more energy-efficient roofing can ensure your home can be worth even more when it’s time to sell your home.
Because your exteriors and your roof are the first things new buyers see, making sure your roof is attractive and in good condition can lead to better sales. In addition, if you’re not planning on selling, well-maintained roofing just looks more attractive. That way, you can be proud of every aspect of your home.
3. Bolsters Energy Efficiency
Roofing can also boost energy efficiency in your home, so making this investment can lead to savings later on. According to the Department of Energy, a “cool roof” can provide a whole host of benefits because it,
“is designed to reflect more sunlight than a conventional roof, absorbing less solar energy. This lowers the temperature of the building just as wearing light-colored clothing keeps you cool on a sunny day. Conventional roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more on a sunny summer afternoon, sun. Under the same conditions a reflective roof could stay more than 50°F (28 °C) cooler. This can save energy and money in buildings with air conditioning, or improve comfort and safety in buildings without air conditioning, by reducing heat flow from the roof into the occupied space.”
Of course, this can depend on the weather in your community. Our roofing experts can advise you on how we can make your roof more energy efficient and what works best for your area. We also have a variety of roofing styles, including:
Cedar Shake Roofing- Considered a premium roofing product, cedar shake roofing is featured on many of the area’s finer homes
Composition Roofing- Composition shingles deliver high performance and durability for residential roofing projects
Metal Roofing- Available in a variety of styles and colors, metal roofing is one of the most durable on the market
DaVinci Roofscapes- Making tough, natural-looking synthetic roofing materials
Ecostar- Sustainable, synthetic slate and shake roofing alternatives to traditional residential roofing materials
We can help talk to you about each of these types of roofing materials and how to make it the most energy efficient for your home. That way investing in your roof can help you save money and make less of an energy footprint.
4. Helps You Identify Damage in Your Roofing
Finally, getting roof maintenance and working with Landmark Roofing and Siding can help you identify issues in your roofing before it becomes a bigger problem. The last thing you want is to be surprised by a leak in your roof or other kinds of damage. By getting regular maintenance and working with roofing experts, you can ensure that you can be on top of any repairs that are needed.
That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate service to help you determine your roofing needs. We can determine any issues with your roof and let you know our recommendations. That way, you can be proactive about any damage to your roof. Repairing this damage can benefit the lifecycle of your roof and prevent damage in other areas of your home.
Ready to Invest in Your Home’s Roofing?
Of course, those are just a couple of reasons it’s important to get maintenance and invest in your home’s roofing. Of course, if you’re interested in learning more about roof replacement or other services, we’d be happy to discuss this further.
At Landmark Roofing and Siding, our mission is to help you achieve your goals of making your home safe and beautiful while providing excellent value. We recognize that you’re making a significant investment in your home when you hire us. We want your investment to pay off, not only by increasing your home’s value but also by increasing your enjoyment of it. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping our customers at every stage of the process to provide the best possible value.
Working as roofing experts for over 15 years in the Puget Sound area, we’re ready to help you find the suitable roofing materials for your project. We offer quality, cost-effective materials to ensure you maximize your roof’s life span. We also vet our craftsmen to ensure you receive a quality installation on time and on budget. If you’re ready to get started, please reach out to us, and we can start talking to you about your residential roofing needs.