3 Reasons to Upgrade Your Roof This Spring
When we think about upgrades, we think about upgrading our phone or maybe our internet service. So, how often do we think about upgrading our roof? Probably not very often but why not? Your roof provides most of the protection from the elements. It protects your home from rain,hail, snow and even falling and blown debris. If your roof fails, it could lead to unsightly water damage, structural damage or mold and rot. Additionally, if you want to make a large impact to the style of your home, upgrading your roof will make a huge statement. Let’s take a look at 3 reasons to upgrade your roof this spring.
1. Get Rid of the old 3 Tab
The old 20-year or 25-year 3-tab shingles are outdated in both style and protection. These shingles offer the bare minimum protection unlike a 30-year laminated shingle. 3-tab shingles are one piece, just a single flat asphalt shingle. This allows greater potential for wind and hail damage to cause the roofing system to fail. However, 30-year laminated shingles are thicker and also have additional layer laminated on the top of the base layer. This is why laminated shingles offer much better protection from hail and wind.
2. Class IV
We discussed Class IV roofing systems in detail previously, but let’s go ahead and quickly look at the benefits of these Class IV roofing systems. First, Class IV can be in many different beautiful styles and materials like asphalt shingles, tile, and metal. Additionally, the resistance they provide to high impacts from hail and strong winds means the roof is going to last longer and offer a much greater level of protection. Also, insurance companies offer large discounts for installing a Class IV roofing system on your home.
3. Designer Shingles
The last reason you should upgrade your roof this spring is because there are just too many great looking options available. Why not give your home a face lift with an addition of an Owens Corning Berkshire roof that has a slate appearance or perhaps more of a wood shake look with Owens Corning Woodcrest shingles? Lastly, many designer shingles are also designated as Class IV which means you can save money and look great!
Choose Your Roof
When it is time for that upgrade, look no further than Baker Roofing & Construction, Inc. We have helped thousands of customers choose the right roofing system for their home and budget. Our project managers will guide you through selecting a new roof while providing our expert recommendations. Give us a Call today and let’s get started making your roof great again.
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