Home Improvements for a Dream Home
My husband and I built our current home after we got married and started having children. We designed the house to fit our growing family and have been pleased with the choices we made. When we first moved in, everything was perfect and new.
Now, years later, that beautiful new house is beginning to show its age.
We’re starting to see appliances fail, systems needing repairs more frequently, and unfortunately, some parts of the house need complete overhauls.
Until a few months ago, I didn’t think that our roof would be one of those parts. But we’ve had two hurricanes come through this year and those storms took a toll on our house.
As it turns out, a few missing shingles torn off in a tropical storm weren’t just a few shingles that needed to be replaced. Instead, those shingles were an indication of how worn and old our roof actually is. Now that we know the roof isn’t in good shape, we’re learning more about what we’ll need to do to about it.
Repairing a Roof
We weren’t sure if the roof needed to be repaired or if the entire thing would be replaced. Without knowing much about our roof, we did a little research to learn more. Here are some great articles on roof maintenance and inspection.
- Roof Maintenance Checklist: 5 Problems to Look For
- How to Inspect Your Roof: What to Look For (and When to Call a Roofing Expert)
- Top Roofing Tips on Repair, maintenance, New Roof Installation and Parts of a Roof
Replacing a Roof
As we began to learn more about our roof, we realized that even if we could repair it, we might prefer to replace it instead. We are now learning that our roof wasn’t originally built with the highest quality supplies. Besides looking worn and faded, the roof isn’t actually protecting our house like we thought it was. We have now learned that we’re at risk of leaks and mold growth, higher energy bills, and greater vulnerability to pests. We’re even potentially at risk of serious water damage and a decrease in property value.
Here are some great articles that help determine whether a roof needs to be replaced or not:
- Replacing a Roof: 4 Questions to Ask
- Top 10 Tips for Replacing Your Roof
- What’s the Lifespan of your Home’s Exterior?
How to Make a Roof More Energy Efficient
Because the roof is already showing signs of age, it might be time for us to consider replacing it. In order to improve the roof quality and increase the value of our home for resale, we’re looking into a newer, more energy efficient roof.
A safe and efficient roof will not only protect our home, but will also help us save money over the years with lower monthly bills.
We want our house to be energy efficient so it’s cool in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter.
Because this is a big job, we know we’ll need to call in the experts. Roof installation or replacement doesn’t have to be difficult but it’s important to make sure that it’s done right. The house experts at Sears Home Services can help us replace the roof, maximizing our roof’s lifespan.
To see whether we need to replace our roof, we’re scheduling a free in-home consultation from Sears Home Services. Their expert advisers will take the time to inspect our roof, determine what needs to be done, and explain every step of the process to us.
Because winter is on the way, it’s the perfect time to get our roof taken care of. Sears Home Services uses ENERGY STAR-certified products so I’ll rest assured that we’ll have a top-quality roof from now on.
Special Offer from Sears Home Services
Right now, you can save big on your roofing purchase from Sears Home Services. You have until February 2, 2019 to take advantage of the offer, so be sure to schedule your free consultation as soon as possible!
Save $500 on Roofing purchases of $1,500 or more. Offer expires 2/2/19.
Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer. Purchase requirement before taxes and after other discounts and must be made in a single transaction.
If you’re starting to see wear and signs of age on your roof, be sure to take advantage of this limited time offer. Schedule your FREE consultation from Sears Home Services and take $500 off your roofing purchase from Sears!