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Choosing the best type of roofing for where you live
There are several types of roofing in Lake Worth to choose from when building a home or changing the roof. Maybe there has been storm damage or leaks—whatever the reason you are choosing a roof there are things you should consider.
If you are replacing a roof
If you are replacing a roof try to consider what happened to your old roof to make you replace it. If it was leaks or storm damage this could have been caused by the style of the roof and the condition. How long did you have this roof? If it was only 10 years or so then investigate if it was damaged due to bad felt or the tar shingles beneath the tile. If it was—don’t use the same material again. Did a storm throw tiles off the roof and leave it vulnerable to leaks? This means that there is a weakness in the tile you used previously. If you are in a storm prone area then doing what you always did will get you what you’ve always gotten.
Will you be selling the house soon?
Whenever you replace a roof you have to consider how it will impact the selling price and home value. If you go cheap and replace the roof with material that will only damage easy then be prepared to pay twice. This means that upon a home inspection for people buying the home from you—they may determine that the roof is not a good risk. The roof is one of the most important elements in home inspections. Go cheap now—and you may be fighting it out with buyers as to who is gonna replace the roof. If it’s not you—then be prepared to put the cost of the house down a lot.
Will you be keeping the house for life?
This is another reason to not go cheap on the roof replacement. You don’t want minor or major roof repairs every couple of years or you won’t have the money to retire with.