As with the foundation of your house, the roof is fundamental to the integrity of your home’s structure.
A high-quality roof offers assurances that a low-quality roof won’t provide. Weather is the principal challenge as far as roofs go, and our climate has become increasingly intense in many parts of the country. High winds, heavy rain, hail storms, and heavy snowfall all take their toll. A lesser-quality roof may not stand up to the rigors of your regional weather.
It’s essential that a roof keep out all water and moisture. Your roof won’t serve its function sufficiently well if it can’t do that. Part of the problem regarding moisture is that you may not know if your current, older roof is leaking – and that’s a problem. Any amount of moisture can result in damage to the roof’s rafters and structural support, as well as to other areas of your property, which could include mould growth and other complications.
Energy-efficiency of a good quality roof is another important attribute. Estimates run as high as 50 per cent for energy loss due to inefficient roofs. This can apply as much to the loss of cool air in hot summers as it does to heat loss in winter. Think of that in terms of money out the window. It’s an unnecessary loss. Fortunately, solutions do exist to improve your roof’s energy efficiency.