The most reputable residential and commercial roofing companies know there is a world of difference between cheap products and high-quality materials. Some property owners try to find the lowest cost materials for their roof or attempt to repair rather than replace their existing roof, only to discover they didn’t save anything in the end. Most people understand a new asphalt or metal roof provides savings on utility costs, but there are more considerations.
So how do you save money roof? Check out these three pro tips:
Insurance Company Discounts and Payments
Aside from the obvious savings on your heating and cooling bills, there’s a chance your next roof may not cost you a dime. If it is determined that your roof was damaged due to severe weather (like hail or wind), a new roof could be covered by your homeowner’s insurance.
Many insurers also offer steep discount to homeowners and businesses who install high-quality, impact-resistant roofing materials. To see if you qualify, contact your insurance company, or give us a call. In addition, Federal tax credits of up to 10% could lower the cost of your new roof when you use certain ENERGY STAR-rated metal or asphalt roofing materials.
Save Time and Money When Buying and Selling Your Home
You want every dollar you can get when the day comes to sell your home. Those curled-edge shingles, dark streaks, or dips in your ceiling, and that 20+ year-old roof are not going to help. According to Zillow, a new roof may qualify you to receive the FULL ASKING PRICE of your home, help sell your home faster (less time on the market), and result in smoother negotiations. We all know that every day you own two homes is money no one wants to spend! Installing a new roof instead of trying to repair an older one really pays off in the end.
The same holds true when purchasing a home. Get a professional roof inspection BEFORE you close. This can save a lot of time and repair costs down the road, as well as upfront when you can still negotiate the cost of the new roof as part of the sale.
The Cost of Leaves, Trees, and Sticks
Take a close look at the trees in your yard. If any branches are laying on (or even continuously brushing against) your roof causing wear, they could be damaging the outer layer of your roof. Also, the leaves, seeds, and branches from your trees can cause buildup of debris in your gutters and on your roof, resulting in decaying shingles and visible moss. Any of these situations can eventually lead to damaged roofing, leaks, and higher utility costs. Before you get a new roof, you’ll want to address what could be causing the damage to avoid costly repairs and problems in the future.
Aside from these tree tips, newer asphalt or metal roofs are more energy efficient and have longer lifespans than older ones, so they tend to have a lower life-cycle cost. This means they cost less to repair, maintain, replace, and dispose of, giving you many years or savings.
Your house is an investment that needs to be protected. One of the best ways you can protect your investment (and add value) is with a new roof. Armoured Exteriors understands how important that is and how important it is to keep your heating and cooling bills in check. With the increased cost of utility prices, now is the time to act.
Armoured Exteriors installs roofs using materials from the most respected roofing manufacturers in the country. many homeowners and business owners in the area find us when they Google “roofing contractors near me.” The problems (and the right solution) are not always obvious. That’s why Armoured Exteriors offers a free assessment and estimate of your roof.
Whether you have an asphalt shingle or metal roof, and live in Rockford, IL or the surrounding area, Armoured Exteriors can help.