The roof of a home doesn’t just function as an umbrella for your prized possessions; it’s so much more than that. When it comes to your home, your roof acts more like a shield than an umbrella, protecting your family from the elements.  There are so many other benefits that come with having a new roof installed and they actually present a huge return on investment! Mother Nature New roofs can withstand the elements and protect your home against what Mother Nature brings to the fight. It’s better to get a new roof before a heavy storm blows through than to try and fix all the damage that it caused inside and out because of a weak old roof. The initial investment is far less than it would be if the roof collapsed and damaged the home structurally or flooded it.  Efficiency If your roof is letting in cold air, or absorbing every ray of sun beaming down on it, the efficiency of your HVAC system goes down and wastes a lot of energy. If you are environmentally conscious, replacing your roof will help you achieve your goals of having an energy efficient home.  Not only is this energy efficient, but it’s also cost effective. When a new roof is installed properly, it actually helps your HVAC system work more efficiently. This means it doesn’t have to blow as hard to keep you hot or cold, saving you money on your energy bills each month and ultimately making your initial investment worth it. Property Value Most of your curb appeal is directly related to how your roof looks. When choosing to install a new roof, there are so many color options, patterns, and materials that you can choose from. Choosing the right roof for your home can bring it back to life and make your property value skyrocket. When you tell home buyers that your roof is brand new, they’re more likely to buy.  Health and Safety Old roofs pose a danger to the home and those living inside of it. Not only can potentially cave in and cause severe damage, there are other threats that aren’t as obvious. If your roof is leaking, the wet drywall, insulation, and wood can grow mold, fungi, and mildew that can be hazardous to your family’s respiratory health. Getting a roof inspection can detect if there is a mold or structural problem and get the roof replaced for a fresh start. Manufacturer Warranty When you hire a reputable certified contractor to replace your roof, you will get a manufacturer warranty on the materials authorized directly by the materials manufacturer. For example, Crest Exteriors is a Credentialed Roofing Contractor for Certainteed which means we can offer warranties on Certainteed products, some of the highest quality roofing materials on the market.   A warranty will help with any damage that comes to your roof that are within the warranty’s guidelines. This can save a lot of money in the long run as warranties can typically last a few years. Make sure to read them thoroughly and take advantage of them to get the most out of your investment.  Call today 855-316-7663 to see if a new roof is the right investment for you!