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How Roofs Contribute to the Value of Your Home

For most home owners these days, new roofing probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about improvements that increase home value. Yet as the top or cover of any kind of building, a roof is no doubt an important thing to properly maintain in order to truly have a home sweet home.

Regularly inspecting and fixing any roof can protect a residential building from major catastrophes such as unexpected rainstorms that may cause holes or leaks that substantially damage or destroy much of an expensive property. The headachy result of a bad roof could be extremely problematic and require a lengthy renovation that’s difficult to fix – not to mention mighty wallet unfriendly.

Often times, investing in new roofing provides owners with the opportunity to cut cooling costs while improving both curb appeal and resale value. What’s more is that past research has shown that having new roofing installed usually has a huge impact via an increase in home value –specifically on home resale value, which can be especially helpful if there is an intention to sell the home.

Not only does a new roof play a critical part in protecting any property investment, but it also really helps transform the overall look, helping provide an edge over other properties for sale in the neighborhood. What’s more is that the return on any investment of a new roof typically adds up being right up there with any new bathroom or kitchen remodel.

Roof Replacement Protects Your Overall Investment

Ensure that your valuable home investment is safe and secure with new roofing. An old or leaking roof can allow water infiltration into attic, walls, insulation, or home framework—which can result in extensive, costly, difficult-to-repair damage to any home. Ice dams and broken gutters can also cause water to pool around a home’s foundation, potentially causing cracking, damage, and flooding in the basement or first floor. Do not wait until there are signs of significant damage to a home to begin taking action– a new, high-performance roof can and will protect any home investment for decades to come.

Make sure to keep up with regular inspection and preventive maintenance so that your roofs will last longer and cause fewer problematic issues. Here are some simple reasons to install a new roof:

Improved resale value – As mentioned above, a new roof can increase home value by almost $12,000, according to the latest cost vs. value survey.

Longer warranties – Standard warranties for asphalt shingles used to be 15-20 years. Premium-quality asphalt shingles today offer warranties as long as 50 years.

Upgraded Appearance – New roofing provides texture and color options that are truly amazing to look at and enjoy for a lifetime.

• Avoiding building inspection issues – When a house goes on the market, the roof is one of the most visible features that prospective home buyers, building appraisers, and inspectors all will take good note of. A roof in poor condition can stop a home sale dead in its tracks no questions asked.

For those looking to go the long distance, there’s also an option to add even more long-term value by opting for eco-friendly options such as CoolRoof technology, which are designed to reflect solar heat and reduce heating and cooling costs. There are a variety of types of asphalt roof shingles that carry an ENERGY STAR® rating, including reflective roofs that can help combat urban heat islands, reducing urban air temperatures by as much as 12 °F. They also reduce energy consumption and lots of dollars on personal cooling bills, community taxes helping keep public buildings cool, and also help prevent elevated cooling costs from being passed on to consumers by local businesses.

It’s no wonder why these modern and innovative roofing options have become hugely popular. They may cost around 20-30% more per square than traditional asphalt roofing shingles, but will end up lasting longer and require less maintenance, repair, and replacement. Their sturdy construction also helps them withstand high winds while also improving on fire resistance and making roofs less susceptible to hail damage—all of which reduce additional costs for maintenance and roof repairs.

Roofing the Right Way

If you need to have your roof replaced and increase home value for your investment, this summer is the perfect time! Contact Preman Roofing, a roof and solar contractor with over almost twenty years of experience who has installed over 20,000 roof and solar systems. With American made products and the best warranty in the industry, Preman continues to offer customers unparalleled service and the best possible results.

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