A Head-Banging Experience - Up on the Roof
We bought our home 10 years ago, and had a home inspection done at the time. Our home inspector advised us that we'd need to replace the roof in about 5 years. Fast forward to present. Every year we'd have the roof inspected, and each time, the roofer would say we were good for one more year. Well, I'd finally had enough. Everyone needs a good, solid roof over their heads, and I was tired of worrying about possible leaks etc. It was time. I bit the bullet, and hired Absolute Roofing to replace our tired roof.
Actually, I've never really liked our roof. It was light grey, flat, and didn't seem to go with our turn of the century home. I chose a black tile that looks like shingles, but is really made of Fiberglass Laminated Shingles: To quote Absolute Roofing's website: "These shingles have a base core of fiberglass mat. This is then coated with asphalt and then granules. The fiberglass core has superior strength and does not absorb any moisture. Thus, there is no curling effect". They also look really amazing.
As a Home Stager, I also know the importance of resale. If I put the house on the market in a year or two, I know that it was worth investing in a new roof. Home buyers tend to overestimate the cost of repairs. It is more economical for me to replace the roof before selling, rather than leaving this job for a future owner. Also, my house looks so much better now - it looks better maintained and cared for. The saggy, baggy elephant has had a facelift!
THIS IS A BEFORE PHOTO - NOTICE THE FLAT, BLAH ROOF.
I think the black roof now ties in with my black front door and makes a much better first impression. If you're putting your house on the market, I would definitely advice doing major repairs. It will pay off in the long run.
ROOF ALMOST COMPLETED - OK, I KNOW, NOW I NEED TO PAINT THE HOUSE!
HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ROOFING TILES. NOTICE THE RAISED SHINGLE LOOK
THIS IS THE BACK OF THE HOUSE, ALMOST COMPLETE. THE NEW GUTTERS ARE ALSO GOING TO BE INSTALLED.