Increase The Value of Your Annapolis Home With a New Roof
Has it crossed your mind that you may be wanting to put your home on the market in the next year, 3 years, or 5 years? Are you remotely thinking about the possibility of selling? Then you may want to keep this in mind: getting a new roof not only increases the appraisal value of your home, but it also increases its curb appeal! This can be very important to lure buyers away from other homes for sale, while also making you more money for your home!
According to a report conducted by Remodeling Magazine,nationally homeowners will tend to recoup 65%+ of their investment (when factoring cost vs value of the roof replacement). Purchasing a home can be a stressful decision for many homeowners. A very important consideration for many is not just the current condition of the home, but what down the road may require repairs or replacement. A roof that only has 1 or 2 years left may be a point of concern for a new home-buyer, knowing they will have an additional $10,000 expenditure. Whereas having a new roof put on ahead of time, you not only enjoy the benefits of the new roof (curb appeal and being leak-free), but can also use that as leverage in your negotiation as that is one expense that they will not need to incur compared to other homes they are considering.
There are three other ways to maximize the curb appeal from your new roof
Material of Your New Roof
The type of roofing material that a new homeowner may be looking for can vary drastically. Generally, most tend to go with architectural asphalt shingles as they are the most economical option, yet offer a very aesthetically pleasing look. Metal roofing is also an option as it provides better protection to the elements, and can provide a 40-50 year lifespan! The downside to metal is that it can be more expensive, hence if you are planning to sell over the next few years, you may opt to choose an architectural shingle roof.
Shape of Your New Roof
Some homeowners prefer homes that have iconic, traditional sloped roofs. In this case, you would want to opt for a roofing material such as metal or asphalt shingles. However, some homes may have a flat roof that can have a terrace. The shape of your roof will depend on the pitch and construction of your roof.
Color of Your Roof
Possibly more than any other feature of your home, your roof is one of the first things that someone will see from the ‘curb’ when approaching your home. To maximize your ‘curb appeal’ you will want to select a neutral color, or a color that properly complements the design, look and feel of your home. It is important to consider the overall exterior of your home to make sure the color matches your siding, trim, shutters, and so forth. For instance, a bright yellow roof on a home with blue siding may not be the image that the new homeowner will want. The color of your shingles is extremely important to the overall aesthetic and outward-vibe of your home.
Condition Of Your Roof
Ultimately, the most important factor to a new homeowner is the condition of your existing roof. If it is in dire need of replacement, with shingles buckling, breaking or at risk of caving in, it could be a major concern for the home buyer. On the other hand, if you have a recently replaced roof in top-notch shape, as opposed to hindering your home’s curb appeal, it could actually increase the value of your roof!
Get A Competitive Advantage By Hiring The Best Annapolis Roofing Company
If you are considering replacing your roof before selling your home, don’t contact just any roofing company! Your roof is one of the most expensive investments you can make into your home, and the cheapest options can end up becoming the most expensive in the long-term. An inexperienced roofing contractor that improperly installs your new roof, or uses sub-par materials can end up causing premature leaks and requiring ANOTHER roof replacement years before your roof’s useful life should be up. We are glad to provide free roofing estimates for all Annapolis homeowners, and take pride in our reputation as one of the best roofing contractors in the Anne Arundel County area! You can also request an estimate on our home page www.centralmarylandroofing.com