New Roof Benefits: Quick Glance for Homeowners by ASR

New Roof Benefits

New Roof Benefits:

In today’s post, our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing discuss new roof benefits. We all know that home improvement projects are never cheap. We are always prioritizing by importance as well as enjoyment. Unfortunately a new roof tends to get pushed to the bottom of the home improvement list simply because it is not very ‘fun’. New roof benefits are numerous for your home that you may not have thought of. Our team here has created a list for our readers. We recommend that you keep in mind these new roof benefits. They will help next time you’re deciding on which home improvement project you want to invest in next.

1. Helps Prevent Water Damage:

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One of the biggest new roof benefits is prevention from water damage. Water can damage just about every area of your home from floors, to walls to ceilings. Keeping water out of your home is important so you don’t end up having to replace large, costly parts of your home; especially when all of that damage was preventable. A high-quality new roof will keep your home safe from water saving you money and the headache of having to deal with the aftermath of a leak.

2. Increased Value of Real Estate/Property:

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Increased value of your property is also one of the new roof benefits, our team advises. Homeowners know that their home is probably one of their biggest investments. Adding value to that investment is important. A new roof adds tens of thousands of dollars to the value of your home. A new roof also adds to your home’s curb appeal, making it easier to sell when it’s time. Even if you’re not thinking about moving now, adding value to your home is always a good idea.

3. New Roof = Safer Home:

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Our team advises that new roof benefits also includes a safer home. We know that mold and mildew thrive in old roofs that are no longer watertight. Mold is known to cause respiratory problems, headaches and histamine reactions. Keeping you and your family safe from mold is an important health concern. Unfortunately, Michigan’s humid summers create the perfect conditions for mold to grow. If you’ve got an old roof that hasn’t been repaired or replaced in many years, you may want to think about preventing the growth of mold and mildew in your home with a new roof.

4. All-Season Energy Efficient Home:

Thermal Cycle Effect

Finally, one of the biggest new roof benefits is cost efficiency. We all like a comfortable home throughout the season. Having a well-constructed and well-insulated roof will keep your home comfortable year round. A porous roof lets heat and air conditioning escape. This means you have to pay more to keep your home at your desired temperature. A new roof will keep your home as warm or as cool as you like it without having to waste money on excess heat or A/C.

We’re Here For All Your Roofing Needs!

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We also have over 36 years of experience in the industry. American Standard Roofing stands behind it’s work. Our reputation is important to us. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.

Signs Need New Roof: Part 2 by American Standard Roofing

Signs Need New Roof

Signs Need New Roof: Continued

Our today’s post is a continuation of our previous post regarding signs need new roof. Our panel of experts here at American Standard Roofing pick up the discussion where we left off.

Roofing Nail Pops:

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The picture above might be one of signs need new roof. Roofing nail pop ups are more common than one thinks. Our experts explain that there are plenty of reasons why nails back out of seemingly solid wood. The most common reason is that the nail did not get grab the wood good when it was first driven. Our team also indicated that it is very important that roofing nails of the correct length are used to secure shingles. As a key measurement, we suggest that sharp end of the roofing nail should completely pass through and extend approximately 3/8 inch past the underside of the roof sheathing.

Drip Edge:

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Our team explains that a bad drip edge might be one of signs need new roof for you. A good drip edge helps the water flow properly into the gutters thus preventing it from flowing behind and damaging the fascia boards in the process. Unfortunately many contractors cut corners but either not installing any or by using a very thing type. Make sure your new roof has drip edge installed all the way around it. Even where there are no gutters, and that it is the widest on the market.

Fascia & Soffit:

Fascia & Soffit

An additional thing to look out for signs need new roof is this one. Our team explains that when water is getting in from behind the gutters or from a roof leak it can cause the fascia and soffit to rot out extremely quickly. This all needs to get replaced when having new roofing installed and should be included in the original quote. If possible, it is also a good time for your contractor to install soffit venting that will help keep the wood breathing and thus healthy for a long time to come.

Algae & Mold:

Algae & Mold

Finally, algae and mold. These not only cause nasty stains on your old roof but also can cause it to age prematurely. The signs are easy enough to see and just because you notice some discoloration does not necessarily mean that there is anything wrong. However, it doesn’t hurt to call a local expert to properly assess the situation especially if your roof is over ten years old. Make sure that your new shingle is algae and mold resistant when choosing your new roof.

We’re Here For All Your Roofing Needs!

 

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We are certified and licensed roofing contractors. We know about signs need new roof. We also have over 36 years of experience in the industry. American Standard Roofing stands behind it’s work. Our reputation is important to us. We believe in never sacrificing quality for easy profits. We also stand behind our services for the lifetime of the product, both labor and material. That is why we are #1 metro Detroit roofers. Give us a call today at (248) 350-2323 to see how we can help you out.