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When Should I Replace My Roof in Coastal South Carolina?

November 29, 2011

1.) Increase curb appeal. When selling your home not only is it about location, but the other most important factor is curb appeal or the first impression your home gives a prospective buyer. Nothing looks nicer than a newly replaced roof.

2.) More hurricane and hail resistant – The newer your roof is the better your home will be protected from hail and the damaging effects of a wind storm associated with hurricanes. Old roof shingles will chip, break, crack, and completely blow off in just the slightest storm. As we know Charleston SC is known for storms that can damage roofs. If you try to do a simple roof repair of an older roof it is highly likely your shingles will not match and look unsightly as compared to the rest of your neighbors. 

3.) Your roof can reduce the cost of your home’s insurance – As mentioned above an older roof is likely to be in poor condition due to its age and thus create more risk for your insurance company to be concerned with. It is possible you have leaks going into your attic and frame, but not even know it, not to mention other roofing problems. Moist or wet lumber attracts termites. If you can prove to your insurance provider that you have replaced your roof it is very likely your insurance carrier will give you a discount. Please see the attached South Carolina wind mitigation form to help you. A good Charleston SC area contractor can help you with this. If you suspect you need a new roof the best thing to do to help yourself with reducing your insurance AND shopping contractors is to have a 3D aerial view and measurements report done. This will ensure the accuracy of your roof shape, pitch, design, and size.

4.) Reduce your power bill with a new roof – If your roof is showing signs of wear and tear from age, it might be a good time to replace it. The good news is with improved roofing technology and materials you can also decrease your power bill at the same time. Many manufacturers have lite colored shingles that are energy star rated and tiles that reflect light more then older roofing materials, and insulate your attic better then products of years past. Another thing to consider installing is when considering replacing your roof is solar panels and/or attic fan to draw hot air out of the attic. Proper attic ventilation in Charleston SC is a must and will help your home be much more energy efficient.

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