When it comes time to consider replacing your home’s roof, you should use the following five guidelines to help you better make the commitment to a new roof.

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#1: Increased energy efficiency

Older roofs were usually made with minimal weatherproofing and insulation. As time went by and the house aged, the roof and the attic actively started leaking heat and cooling resulting in higher energy bills. If you have a badly damaged roof, you may have noticed slowly increasing energy bills every year. Replacing your roof could ensure better energy efficiency and lower bills per month.

#2: Better safety and resale value

With a new roof, you and your family are safer and your home will have a much higher value. A new roof is also more appealing and it can actually raise the curbside value of your home by as much as 25%.

#3: Better materials = better durability

With technological advances, it has now become possible to use newer and better materials to build homes. This is also applicable on roof renovations. Contractors now offer a range of innovative building techniques and materials that ensure a longer life for your roof.

#4: Tax benefits

Replacing a roof is also a great time to get tax benefits on the roof replacement procedure. According to the latest rulings, adding an efficient roof to your home could help you get a $500 credit from the IRS. Please consult a tax professional for details and the latest changes to the ever-evolving tax laws.

Better ventilation and health

A new roof will ensure better ventilation for your home. Improving the ventilation of your home can be a great way to improve your indoor air quality, which can be worse than outdoor air in many cases.

As you can see, the decision to replace your roof requires much more than just determining if you are tired of constant roof repairs. Better materials, tax breaks, and improved home efficiency are all factors that should be considered.