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Home Improvement Priorities: 3 Best Projects to Consider – Part 1: Roofing
Home Improvement Priorities: 3 Best Projects to Consider - Part 1: Roofing
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    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


Home Improvement Priorities: 3 Best Projects to Consider – Part 1: Roofing

Your roof plays a critical role in your home’s protection, comfort and beauty. Fortunately, it won’t take much effort to improve your roof if it’s already in good condition. A roof that is seemingly in good shape will only require an inspection. Should minor damage be discovered during the inspection, repairs will be needed as soon as possible.


When to Inspect Your Roof?

Ideally, you should schedule semi-annual inspections of your roof. Such inspections should include checking for any obvious signs of damage, including but not limited to the following:

  • Loose or missing shingles
  • Water stains on the ceiling, attic or walls
  • Loose or missing flashing
  • Loose or detached gutters
  • Shingle granules in the gutters

You should also perform a roof inspection after any major weather event. Strong winds, hail and heavy snow can damage your roof. You need to have your roof professionally inspected after a storm to detect and address problems before they worsen and cause more headaches for you.

Roof Replacement: Benefits and Considerations

If an inspection reveals significant damage, a roof replacement may prove to be the most practical solution. It may cost more upfront, but a replacement project brings a number of benefits, such as:

  • Improved Aesthetics: A new roof will give your exterior a makeover and boost your home’s curb appeal.
  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency: Today’s roofing materials are designed to prevent passive heating by keeping excessive heat from the sun from being absorbed into the home. This helps maintain a comfortable indoor climate without over-burdening your HVAC system The less energy your HVAC system consumes, the lower your energy bills will be.
  • Increased Home Value: Replacing your roof adds beauty, protection and functionality to your home, thus improving the overall value of your home and making it more appealing to potential buyers should you ever decide to sell.

Quick Tip: To make the most of what roof inspections, repairs and replacement can offer, make sure you work with a reliable roofing contractor in your area.

In the next post, we’ll take a look at another part of the home you should focus on: gutters. Stay tuned!

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.