When your home's roof reaches the end of its lifespan, it will have to be replaced, and while this is a large investment to make in your house, it can also be a chance for you to make a series of upgrades to the roof that you may have been wanting.
Installing Additional Vents
The ventilation of the roof is a factor that is often neglected when a homeowner is preparing to oversee a total replacement. The ventilation that the roof is able to offer can be instrumental in preventing moisture damage and other problems. However, many homes will have inadequate ventilation, but a roof replacement project can be a chance to correct this issue by installing additional ventilation fans that can actively circulate air throughout the roofing. A comprehensive assessment of the roof should be completed to determine the areas that would benefit the most from the placement of ventilation fans.
Assessing Whether The Gutters Should Be Replaced
The gutters are another part of the roofing system that will eventually need to be replaced. If the gutters are not replaced, the protection that they offer to the roof and the home against moisture will be severely limited. In fact, it may be possible for this issue to cause extensive rot and even foundation damage to occur. Replacing the gutters at the end of the roof replacement can be an effective option as the gutters will have to be removed for the new roof to be installed. If this is a step that you are wanting to take, you will need to discuss it with your roofing contractor ahead of time as they may need to size the roof for gutters and potentially have them custom-made.
Equipping The Roof With Snow Melting Systems
Large amounts of snow on the roof can be a major threat to the property during the winter months. If the weight of the accumulating snow becomes too heavy, it could cause sections of the roof to completely collapse. A snow melting system can be installed with most types of modern roofing systems. These warming units will have a small wire that will generate just enough heat to warm the roof so that any snow or ice will quickly melt away. This can be a feature that homeowners often overlook, but if your home can reasonably expect to encounter snow regularly during the winter months, the additional costs to install the thermal warming system will be relatively minor as it could save you considerable repairs if the weight of the snow were to damage to the roof itself or the structural supports that hold it up.
For more information on roof replacement, contact a roofing company.