A roof protects your home against rain, snow, wind, sunlight, and temperature extremes. Without
a proper one, your house would rapidly suffer damage and would not be a safe place to live.
Because of this, investing in a good roof is crucial. We know installing, repairing, and
maintaining a roof can be expensive. We all like to be careful with our money, so it makes sense
that you would wonder if spending a lot on it is worth it. But what if we told you that investing in a
good roof today can save you a lot of money in the future?
Read ahead to learn why you should invest in your roof to save money later.
#1 You will save on your utility bills
You cannot neglect your roof if you want to insulate your house properly. An insulated roof
makes your home more energy efficient by preventing the air from escaping. It traps the cool air
during the summer, and the heat in the winter. Imagine spending a generous sum of money trying
to keep your house cool during a heat wave, only for the cold to escape through your roof!
If you thought you would only save a small amount of money by investing in a good roof; think again.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, regularly maintaining your roof can save up to
30% on your energy bills. If you live somewhere very cold or very hot, this could represent a lot
Experienced roofers know the best roof insulation options and techniques. They will be able to
counsel you on the best one for you based on the climate where you live and the type of house
you have. We personally recommend spray foam insulation for all of your insulation needs.
It is also best to let experts handle your roofing. You can purchase the best insulating
material for your roof, but it will not work if you do not install it properly.
#2 You will protect your home against pest invasion
A pest invasion has to be one of a homeowner’s worst nightmares. An intact roof is the first layer
of protection against pests, like mice, squirrels, and bugs, which can crawl into even the tiniest hole.
Installing and maintaining your roof is one of the best ways to prevent such a thing from
And how much money can you save? A one-time pest control visit costs anywhere between $300
and $550. As for full fumigation, it can go from $2,000 to $8,000 based on the size of your
home. It can add up quickly if you have to call pest control multiple times because of problems
on your roof.
The best thing is to avoid pest invasions in the first place by investing in your roofing.
#3 Investing in a good roof will help prevent costly interior damage
As mentioned earlier, your roof is the first line of protection against the elements. A bad roof
increases the risk of water leaks from the snow and rain. If you do not regularly inspect your roof
and miss the leak, your house can suffer extensive water damage. Fixing it will be stressful,
time-consuming, and definitely expensive.
Maintaining your roof also protects against mold and mildew. These represent a health hazard
and cause problems. It can be even more dangerous if one of your family members has allergies
or asthma, as they are more vulnerable to mold and mildew. Because of the health risk they
represent, you will have to hire professionals for a considerable amount of money to get rid of
#4 You will increase the lifespan of your roof
Installing your roof properly, and maintaining it, is the best way to increase your roof’s lifespan.
Regular inspections allow you to identify and address any issues promptly. Addressing issues as
they come also prevents more problems in the future, like water infiltration, mold, or structural
issues. Since small problems are cheaper to fix than big ones, you can save a lot of money in the
Replacing your roof is inevitable, and you will need to do it at some point. However, having to
change your roof prematurely can be disheartening and expensive. Taking care of your roof with
proper installation, regular inspections, and necessary repairs will keep your roof in good shape
for many years.
#5 Investing in your roof will increase the value of your home
Roof maintenance improves your house’s curb appeal, which is of great value if you are trying to
sell your home. Indeed, any experienced realtor will tell you that curb appeal is one of the most
powerful marketing tools. Prospective buyers are more likely to visit your home and make an
offer matching (or exceeding!) your selling price if they like the general look of the house.
You can also expect a return on investment of 60-75% when installing a new roof to sell your
home. So you will get most of your roofing money back once the sale is finalized. Not only that,
but a new roof will get you more offers. Indeed, when a buyer hesitates between two comparable
homes, he is more likely to make an offer on the one with the newest roof.
Summing up, a new roof will increase the value of your home and give you an advantage if you
want to list it. But increasing your home value is also an advantage if you want to take out a
home equity loan. The lender is more likely to approve your loan if you have a new roof, and
you will be able to get a bigger loan at a lower interest rate, saving you money over time.
The Take-Home Message
Your roof protects your family and your home, which is why your need a good one. Investing in
your roof today will prevent future problems down the line, like pest infestation, water damage,
and mold, increasing the lifespan of your roof and saving you money. Installing a new roof is
also a great way to improve the value of your home and make it more appealing to prospective
IES roofing offers commercial and residential roofing in addition to specialty services, like roof
coatings. With over 20 years of experience, you can trust that you will be in the best hands for
any of your roofing needs. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.