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Your roof shields your family and your belongings from the elements. It’s important that the roof of your home is well-maintained and structurally sound. A new roof protects your property and adds value to your home. Look for the following signs that you may need a new roof.

Aging Materials Are One of the Reasons You Need a New Roof

On average the life expectancy of a roof is around 20 years. Depending on the materials used, a roof nearing 20 years is more likely to develop problems, which will lead to repairs or a complete replacement. Repairing part of your roof is more economical, but constantly repairing an aging roof will become quite costly. If your roof is 20 years or older, have it inspected by a professional. An older roof beyond its life expectancy is one of the main reasons you may need a new roof.

A New Roof Increases the Value of Your Home

If you are considering selling your home in the near future, it’s smart to make updates to the roof. A new roof adds curb appeal and helps modernize a home. Potential buyers will see a home that is in good shape and well-maintained.

Signs of Damage are Reasons to Consider a New Roof

Obvious damage or defects with the roofing is one of the reasons you may need a new roof for your home. Shingles should appear even and flat when observing your roof from the ground. Look for missing, damaged, or warped shingles. You may also notice punctures or areas of your roof where the nails popped. These issues compromise the integrity of your roof and expose your home to pests infestations and water damage.

You May Need a New Roof if You are Installing Solar Panels

Solar panels decrease your energy bill and help your home become more eco-friendly. Have your roof inspected before installing solar panels. A professional can help you determine if you need a new roof before undertaking a major project like solar panel installation.

OBX Home Inspections provides home inspection services to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Contact us to schedule an inspection.