- Damaged or Worn Siding - If your siding is cracked or damaged from hail or other impact, you should repair or replace as it no longer can properly protect your home. Another sign of damage or wear is loose siding that is hanging or separated from itself. Missing or cracked caulking and protruding nails are also signs of wear indicating that the siding has moved or shifted since its installation.
- Siding Blistering - bumps or bubbles in the siding is an indication that temperatures and moisture are wrecking havoc on your exterior. It is important to identify and correct the cause and repair or replace the damaged areas.
- Animals and Insects - Siding should also protect against small animals and insects invading your home. If you notice holes in the side of your house, they are likely caused by insects boring through the exterior covering. Replacing the siding will keep the pests out.
The siding on your home is more than just a design feature. It protects and insulates your home from the outdoor conditions. There are many signs that it is time to repair or replace your homes exterior.
The quick answer to that question is.... It depends.
How much value a new roof can add depends on the condition of the old roof. The more the improvement the more value it will add. Further upgrades add more. Architectural style shingles will add more value than traditional styles.
A new roof can add value in other ways. Is the new roof energy efficient? An energy efficient, properly insulated roof can reduce energy bills. The roof will also mean fewer repairs and maintenance costs to you.
If you are selling your house. A new roof will add curb appeal attracting more potential buyers. Some buyers are willing to pay more for a home with a new roof that was installed by a professional roofer. They know it won't need to be replaced in the near future. A home inspector will recognize that it was installed properly and since most warranties transfer to the new homeowner that will give them peace of mind.
To get an idea of the value a new roof can add look at your neighbors homes. Do they have a new roof? What is the value of their homes?
The best way to get an accurate value of your home is to speak with a Realtor and get an appraisal.
Craig Gouker Roofing has been installing quality residential roofing in South East Pittsburgh since 1991 and is the expert in shingle roof replacement.
I have been providing professional roofing & siding craftsmanship in the Pittsburgh area since 1991. Quality and attention to detail is top priority.