The Connection Between Roofs and Property Values
September 25, 2013 at 7:41 AM
Considering the current economic situation and property values, many owners are looking for ways to increase the value of their homes. While there are quite a few ways to add value to your home, the best one is to replace your old roof with a new one. There is a common misconception that a new roof won’t add much value unless the previous roof needs significant repairs. However, here are a few of the ways that a new roof can increase the value of your home:
Improving the Appearance of Your Home
The roof is one of the most visible aspects of your home and it is bound to have a great impact on the value of your house. If you are putting your house on the market for sale, it is always a good idea to have a professional from H&S Roofing visit your home andprovide a free roof evaluation to determine if the roof needs a simple repair or a complete replacement.
A new or well maintained roof will attract potential buyers because roofs give your home a crisp and clean look. An old roof or one that is damaged can drive away customers.
Showing That the Home Has Been Maintained Well
Since the roof is one of the first things a buyer will see, it should leave a good impression. A freshly installed roof shows that your house is well maintained and will give the buyer a good impression about the rest of the house. In addition, if the roof is newly installed, the buyer will appreciate having a transferable warranty from the manufacturer and (if you use H&S Roofing for the roof replacement) a transferable warranty for workmanship. The roof will be one of the few things that the buyer doesn’t have to worry about for years to come..
Allowing You to Have an Energy Efficient Home
A good way to increase the value of your home is by installing good ventilation when you have your new roof installed. These roofsystems help to move air through the home and result in a decrease in cooling costs. Certain types of roof shingles are specifically made to reducing cooling costs. You can list this feature when you put your house up for sale. Buyers will be attracted to your home considering the future savings in terms of cooling costs.
H & S Roofing and Gutters has over 74 years’ experience roofing homes and businesses in Charlotte NC and surrounding areas. Are you ready for a new roof? Contact H&S today for a free inspection and consultation.