Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

Does a New Roof Increase Your Home Value?

 

A new roof is generally a sound investment in your home, whether you are planning to enjoy that new roof for many years or planning to sell in the near future. Very few remodeling or home improvements offer 100% return on investment, but most professionals agree that a new roof will increase the sale value of your home at an ROI of about 60% of the cost of the roof replacement.

 

Here are a few factors to consider before you simply reroof your home with the expectation of a higher resale value.

The Condition of Your Existing Roof

Keeping your roof maintained is an important part of being a homeowner. A home that displays a shabby, worn roof or has even minor signs of a leak will be very make buyer very reluctant to consider your home.

 

However, if your roof is less than 10 years old and in relatively good condition, a new roof may not offer a significant ROI. It is always a good idea to look at the situation from the buyer’s perspective. Would you be willing to pay $30K more for the home with a new roof or would you be comfortable purchasing a home with a well-cared for roof that is projected to last?

 

There is always the middle ground. If you have a roof that still has significant life, have it repaired rather than replaced. Most repairs are significantly less than a roof replacement and will give you and the new owner a sense of security that the roof is in good condition and will last for years to come.

 

Market Conditions

There is no doubt that a realtor would value a new roof as an effective selling tool, but the age of your existing roof and the market conditions may not always make this the right choice. As the price of homes fluctuate and the interest rates change, we recommend that you have your roof evaluated as well as consult with an experienced real estate agent to get advice about reroofing or repair if you intend to sell your home. That new roof will certainly give the home a face lift, especially if quality shingles are purchased. In addition, it will show the buyers that your home was well-maintained and give them a sense of security in their potential investment.

 

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What to Do When Disaster Strikes Your Roof

What to Do When Disaster Strikes Your Roof

Wind and rain are common weather conditions, but when they strike together and strike hard, their combined efforts could spell trouble for your roof. The heavy wind may lift and tear shingles, debris may fall on the roof causing damage, then the rain beats down and makes a complete mess of the situation. So, what should you do when disaster strikes your roof?

You may not have experienced a damaged or leaking roof before, but you can well imagine the damage to your home and your belongings when it does.  When disaster strikes, it’s important to contact a roofing contractor immediately.  The moisture that has entered into your home can cause mold, mildew, and wood rot, all of which can impact the structural integrity of your home and the air you breathe.

After the Storm

Once the storm has passed, walk around the exterior of your home to assess the damage the storm has inflicted on your roof.  Bring along your phone and take photos of any of the damage you can see from the ground. Specifically look for missing or damaged shingles, exposed plywood and tarpaper, dented or dangling gutters, and any other areas that appear to have been affected by the storm. Taking photos will help your roofing contractor assess the priority of your situation and will also be helpful for insurance purposes.

Be Sure to Contact Your Insurance Company

After you make that important call to your local roofing contractor, the next call should be made to your insurance company. Find out the procedure for filing a claim, what your deductible is, and anything required by you to get the ball rolling for getting reimbursement for the cost of repairs.

In the event of a significantly violent storm, many fellow homeowners in your area may be seeking our roofing repair. Roofing companies may not be able to meet the demand. Having a local, established roofing contractor that you do business with is an important asset. Be sure to accurately convey the extent of your damages and ask for a referral if your preferred roofing company is already booked out with roof repairs.

Being Prepared is Half the Victory

If you keep your roof well-maintained and have a great working relationship with a reputable local roofing company, you are as prepared as you can be when it comes to natural disasters.

Be prepared, stay safe, and contact Harlan Roofing when you need any assistance with your roof. A local, quality roofing company is your best go-to when disaster strikes your roof.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

For Quality and Service… You’re in the Right Neighborhood!

916.292.9548