If Remodeling Magazine’s2014 Cost vs. Value report is any indication, this year was a good year for roofs. Roof replacements in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York offered average recoups of 58 percent for midrange projects and 54 percent for upscale projects. Not too shabby, especially when you consider that increasing your home’s resale value isn’t the only way a new roof can earn its keep.
Forecasts say this winter is going to be a difficult one for New Jersey residents, what with El Nino constantly threatening to make an appearance. But a good roofing system can protect you and your household against heavy rains and snow, extreme cold, and strong winds. If that isn’t enough reason to have your roof checked thoroughly before winter hits, we don’t know what is.
Investing in a new roof can certainly go a long way toward equipping your home against inclement weather this winter. But winterizing is a task that’s worth doing thoroughly, so you may also want to consider fixing or upgrading your Edison windows and siding, too. Harsh winter conditions can only worsen existing damage, no matter how minor. The faster you get a move on with your winter preps, the better. You’ll save money to boot.
Apart from roofs, siding, and windows, you’ll also want to give your gutters some TLC. Make sure they’re free of clogs, debris, and standing water. Gutters that are in bad shape become a recipe for major roof damage and ice dam disasters come winter.
If all this prep work seems intimidating to you, don’t hesitate to call Valiant Home Remodeling, the leading specialist in gutters, roofs, siding, and windows in Edison NJ and the rest of Central Jersey. Having been in business since the 60s, we have much more than a passing familiarity with the challenges posed by New Jersey winters. If you need your home winterized from top to bottom, we’re the people to call. Schedule an in-home consultation today!