With the holiday season rapidly approaching, you might be thinking about things like putting up decorations and going shopping for gifts. Installing a new roof might not be high on your list of priorities right now, but doing it before the holiday season arrives is a good idea for these five reasons.
Prevent Ice Dams
Ice dams are a common roofing problem during the winter. Having a new roof installed will help prevent ice dams from happening and will help protect your home from leaks. When installing your new roof, your roofing crew should both clean your gutters and install a leak-proof protective barrier underneath the roof, both of which will help protect your home from ice dams.
Avoid Installation Delays
If you’ve been thinking about installing a new roof but haven’t done it yet, do it soon. Once temperatures plunge and winter weather becomes a problem, your roofing crew might have to wait to get the job done. If you go ahead and have your new roof installed before winter weather becomes too much of an issue, you can avoid installation delays.
Improve Your Home’s Appearance
The look of your home is probably important to you all year long. However, during the holiday season, it might be even more important to you. If you’re putting lights and other holiday decorations on your home, then they’ll put even more of a spotlight on your roof.
Plus, you might invite family members and friends over for the holidays, and you probably want your home to look good when you have company throughout the season. Having a new roof installed will help you feel proud of the way that your home looks when it’s decorated for the holidays.
Enjoy Tax Benefits
Tax time is coming up, and you might be hoping to score some tax credits when you file. You can enjoy some federal tax credits for installing a new roof on your home. If you’re already thinking about installing a new roof anyway, this can be a great incentive.
If you have a qualifying roof type installed on your home and have it done before the end of the year, you might qualify for a tax credit on your next tax return. This credit would be for a percentage of the cost of your new roof.
Of course, it’s always wise to talk to your accountant about tax-related matters. Then, your accountant can help you determine if you qualify for the credit. If you do choose to install a new roof and are hoping to enjoy this tax credit, make sure that you keep all of the receipts and documents related to your new roof purchase so that you can give them to your accountant.
Save on Heating
High heating bills can put a damper on the holiday season. A new roof can help you reduce these costs. If you install a new roof before the holiday season, you can save money on heating all winter long.
This is especially true if you choose an energy efficient-roofing option. Your roofing contractor can help you choose a roofing material that will help you save on heating costs. To enjoy even more energy savings after installing your new roof, check your attic to make sure it isn’t underinsulated. Adding more insulation will help you save on heating your home and will help prevent ice dams too.
Before the holiday season, consider having a new roof installed on your home. Contact us at Ray’s Harford Home Improvement Contractors Inc., and we can give you an estimate for your new roof installation.
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