Remodeling your home can be a drawn-out process that you want to be finished as soon as possible. But that does not mean you should cut corners and avoid remodeling things that clearly need it. The roof is an example. You may think your roof looks OK, but next to a house where everything else has been remodeled, the roof would look terrible as is. When you remodel the entire home, include reroofing or replacing the entire roof.

The Job Will Look Incomplete

First, if you remodel most of the home but leave an old roof untouched, the house will look incomplete. Maybe cleaning the roof will help, but if the roof is truly old, it will not look good. And it will look terrible when compared to the newer remodeled part of the house. If you are remodeling an old house with an old roof, you have to take care of the roof as well, and not just the walls and interior of the home.

If the Old Roof Deteriorates and Leaks, That Ruins Your Interior Remodeling

Say the current roof looks OK and passes inspection, so you don't reroof while you remodel. A few years from now, the roof develops a leak. Guess what that will do? It will ruin the remodeling job that you did on the interior of the house. Now you've got a water stain on that wall that was redone only a few years before. You can avoid this by reroofing or replacing the roof at the same time that you remodel the rest of the home. Obviously, if the roof was replaced in the past year, you're not going to replace it again. But a roof that's a few years old may benefit from reroofing, and a very old roof certainly needs to be replaced.

The Home's Value May Not Increase as Much as You'd Hoped

Remodeling is usually done for one of two reasons. Either you hope to increase your home's value, especially before selling or renting it, or you want a completely redone home for yourself. Not reroofing when you've redone the rest of the home (assuming the roof was not recently replaced or reroofed before you started remodeling) means your home's value may not increase as much as you'd hoped. The house will look unfinished, the roof will be more likely to cause problems in the next few years, and potential buyers and renters are going to wonder about your commitment to the upkeep of the home. If you want your home's value to go up as much as possible, consider reroofing or replacing the roof when you remodel the rest of the structure.

Contact roofing services to have someone inspect your roof and give you an estimate. Once the work is done and your home is fully remodeled, you'll be glad you included remodeling the roof instead of keeping the old one.

For more information, contact a local roofing contractor