3 Reasons To Replace Your Roof Before Winter Weather Hits

November is here, and the temperatures are dropping fast. With the cold weather comes different weather scenarios, including rain, wind, sleet, and snow. Your roof has an important job during every season of the year, but it can really take a beating in the cold fall and winter months. If your roof has seen better days and it isn’t up to handling another winter, now is the time to act on a roof replacement. Here are some reasons why.

#1: It will protect your home and add value.
If your roof begins to leak, it could cause damage to the inside of your home and that could be costly to repair. Not to mention, over time, water damage can cause dry rot and mold build up, which can cause health problems. A new roof will protect you from these risks. In addition, a new roof will add instant value to your home while adding curb appeal!

#2: You can add extra features during a roof replacement.
Did you know that if you’re replacing your roof with Lifetime Windows & Doors, our team can install skylights where you want them? This is the perfect opportunity to not only add value and beauty to your home with a new roof, but you can also add natural light! Skylights on the roof bring light into different areas of your home, creating a feeling of warmth, well- brightness. This is especially true in the Pacific Northwest when the days can get gray and drab, and we want to maximize the light we get.  Skylights can also save you energy because you will be using less artificial light and more natural light. Talk to us about skylight options during your roof replacement project.

#3: You can save energy.
Old, leaky roofs leak not just air out and water in, but they can also cause you to waste money! If your roof leaks cold air in and warm air out, you’ll likely be using your furnace more often, which can cause your heating bill to increase significantly when the fall and winter weather arrives. The same goes for warm summer days. If your air conditioner has to work harder to do its job, then your energy bill will increase.

Replacing your roof is one of the most important investments a homeowner can make and our experienced team of professionals at Lifetime Windows & Doors can help you get the replacement scheduled and ready to go! We proudly use Marlarkey Roofing Products in our roofing jobs, which is a product that protects the environment through their Energy-Star rated roofing materials.  A high-quality roof will serve you well, keeping you warm and protected from the various Pacific Northwest weather for many decades! Contact us for more details on getting your project started.