As a homeowner, replacing your roof is a big investment. Some might even say it isn’t worth the time, money, and effort it takes to put in a new roof if you’re planning to sell. However, investing in a new roof to increase your home’s value is a step that you should consider.
Even if your roof doesn’t show signs of wear and tear, if it is over 5-10 years old, it might be time for an upgrade. Having a new roof installed can mean a number of benefits added to your home. The greatest one being it will increase your property value. According to NARI’s research, a new roof was the #1 highest project appeal to buyers, and 39% of Realtors suggested that sellers should complete a new roof project before they try selling their home. Oftentimes, buyers spend more on a home that has been recently updated, since it will save them the trouble of having to replace the roof down the line.
Here is our list of reasons why a new roof can increase your home’s value and help you get a larger return on your investment when selling your property.
Your roof may look fine; however, a new roof can give you a major upgrade on your home’s appearance. Roofing materials today are made in a wide variety of colors and textures that give homeowners the opportunity to better complement their landscaping and siding. In turn, this helps to increase your home value.
With advancements in technology and material of asphalt today, roof warranties have increased. Where homeowners used to have roofing warranties that lasted around 15-25 years, the number has increased thanks to these improvements. Homebuyers interested in purchasing your property are more likely to buy if your roof has been recently upgraded and replaced.
Energy-efficient roofing is one of the most adapted changes in the industry. As more and more homes are built or converted towards being more energy-efficient, so do roofing materials. Now more than ever, homeowners have the option of choosing more ecologically sound roofing materials. You can choose asphalt shingles that are designed to reflect solar heat and will improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Have you ever paid to have your roof patched, only to have it start leaking or become damaged in another place next season? Yeah, we understand your headache. With a total roof replacement, you are able to solve and remove all your roofing issues at once, rather than biding your time until the next problem arises.
A new roof will not only increase your home’s appearance but also your property value! Increasing the aesthetics of your home will raise your value by thousands of dollars. Upgrading your roof increases the functional value as well and help you sell your home faster.
There are numerous benefits to replacing your old roof with a new one. The best one being that it will increase your chances of selling your property and your home value. Knowing when to replace your roof can be a challenge. Rather than trying to sort it out yourself, contact an expert. At Galaxy Construction and Roofing we can help you decide what’s best for your home. We’ll also work with you and your insurance company to make sure you get the best deal possible! Contact us today and let’s fix your roof!