Advantages of Roof Replacement

On average, an asphalt shingle roof has a lifespan of between 15 and 25 years. Roof replacement is all too often a task a homeowner may put off.  Putting off replacing your roof until it fails and creates a serious issue is not a good idea.  Instead consider replacing your roof on schedule because it offers significant safety and financial advantages that you may not be aware of.


If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan or starting to show signs of aging, consider replacing it now so you can reap the benefits of a new roof. Have a reputable roofer give you a free evaluation.

5 Roof Replacement Benefits

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Apart from the beautiful look of a new roof and adding curb appeal to your home, there are benefits to replacing your roof that you might not have thought of before.


1. Energy efficiency: Modern roofing materials and techniques are very energy efficient. Your roof plays a crucial role in the insulation and ventilation of the whole house. New shingles are designed to repel heat in the summer months and keep cold air from getting into your home in the winter. A roof replacement puts less stress on your home’s HVAC system and lowers utility bills.


2. Reduced maintenance costs: Older roofs require more maintenance to prevent and repair damage and roof leaks. Those repair costs add up. It’s more economical to replace your roof. A new roof, expertly installed with high-quality materials will require less maintenance. You will also benefit from the manufacturer’s and workmanship warranties if any repairs are needed.


3. Peace of mind: Your home’s roof is the first line of defense protecting your family and possessions from storms, debris, snow, and more As your roof ages, it becomes weaker and more likely to fail when you need it most. Replacing your roof allows you to strengthen the roof underneath the shingles as well (roof decking, underlayment, ice and water protection, etc.). This will maximize your new roof’s performance, and you won’t have to worry about its integrity or replacing it for a very long time.


4. Increased resale value: If you are trying to sell your home, or plan to in the future, a new roof makes it faster and easier to sell, and typically increases the selling price. The increased value is partly due to the curb appeal as well as the assurance that the new buyers won’t have to replace the roof any time soon. According to the National Association of Realtors, 33% of realtors report that a new roof helped them close on the sale of a home.


5. Lower insurance premiums: An old roof is a liability in the eyes of your insurance company. Replacing your old roof with a new one is an asset. You may qualify for lower insurance premiums between 5% and 35%, especially if you replace your roof with fire and water-resistant shingles.

Southern Maine Roofing Contractor


The Roof Doctors have over 100 positive reviews and an A+ rating with BBB.  We are very proud of providing honest evaluations and working with our many clients all over the southern Maine area. If you are looking for professional and reliable roofing services at competitive prices, call The Roof Doctors. We have been providing superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service to homeowners in southern and central Maine since 1997.


Is it time to replace your home’s roof? Call or text The Roof Doctors for an inspection, a quote, or to schedule services at (207) 772-2719.

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