Articles featuring tag: asphalt shingle roof

How Much Value will a New Roof Increase to Your House?

Home roof being replaced with new roofing materials

Thinking about a new roof? While it might not be as popular a project as remodeling interior rooms, a new roof has definite advantages including improved resale value, a nicer and newer appearance, lower utility bills and improved warranties.

When it comes to return on investment, Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 report, a new roof can add $14,000 to a home’s value. Add the extra curb appeal you get with a new roof and now you’re seeing why replacing the roof should be a higher priority on the list of projects for your home.

Some older homes have roofs that include asbestos in ...

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Why is Roof Ventilation So Important?

House photo after roof replacement and proper ventilation

The typical home is built with a wood frame and the roof is a steep slope, covered by asphalt shingles, though a minority of homeowners will choose cedar or other materials. The rafter and attic spaces are typically closed off, which means they could be prone to moisture problems. One of the most common ways to fight moisture buildup is to provide proper ventilation.

The moisture factor

In an improperly vented roof, moisture is allowed to rise up and condense in the attic. This will damage insulation and studs and any other material that has prolonged contact with the ...

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