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.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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916.292.9548

Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacing

Top Signs Your Roof Needs Repair or Replacing

The condition of your roof can have an impact on the overall value of your home. When faced with making the decision between replacing your roof and making a few simple repairs, you will want to contact a roofing company that has the experience and expertise to give you sound advice. Only after a thorough professional roof inspection will you be able to make an informed decision on which path makes sense for you. Here are the major factors that will help you make that decision:

1. Water Spots on the Ceiling

One of the biggest indicators of how severe a roof problem may be is if the ceilings inside your home are showing any kind of damage. Water spots and stains can indicate leaks from many different areas. If leaks are left unattended, they can lead to mold or other problems.  This could be a major problem that need replacing or could be a simple repair.

2. Weather Conditions

Know what type of weather the roof is constantly being exposed to. This can also provide your roofing contractor an idea as to what condition the roof is really in. Extreme high temperatures and heavy rains in the Sacramento area can take their toll on an asphalt shingle roof. It is important to address any repairs before any disaster happens.

3. Increased Maintenance Costs

There is no problem in a temporary repair of your roof until you encounter a bigger issue. However, when patching causes it to start to look like a checkerboard, then it’s time to replace. Additionally, if the cost of maintaining the roof is beginning to exceed the cost of replacing the roof, a roofing contractor may recommend foregoing future repairs and opting to install an entirely new roof.

4. Roof Aging Problems

A typical roof lasts for 15-50 years depending on the selection of material quality. Confirming the remaining life of your roof should be through an inspection report by a qualified roofing contractor. A professional contractor can also determine the longevity of a roof by its current condition and how well it has held up over time.

5. Shingles Curling and Buckling

Another indication that you may require a new roof is when the shingles have started curling or buckling. Analyze the slopes of your home that receive direct sunlight and look out for signs of curling shingles and their missing granules. This can provide information on whether shingles have exceeded their life expectancy. Rain and wind can also cause curling of shingles.

These are the top signs you should pay attention to before deciding on replacing or repairing your home roof. Contact Harlan Quality Roofing to get a thorough inspection and an honest evaluation of the recommended course of action that makes sense for you.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548

 

Simple Steps for Hiring a Roofing Contractor in Roseville

Simple Steps for Hiring a Roofing Contractor in Roseville

Whether your roof is aging, needs a small repair, or experienced some storm damage and you are filing an insurance claim to repair or replace your roof, finding the right roofing contractor can be challenging. Choosing a reliable and trustworthy roofing contractor in the Roseville area is your first step in repairing post-storm damage or getting an estimate for roof repair or replacement. Harlan Quality Roofing will help guide you throughout the claims process with your insurance company and ensure that your home is restored to its original condition as quickly as possible.

Here are a few simple steps you should follow:

1. Find a Reliable Roofing Contractor

The homeowner insurance claim process is usually prompted by an emergency repair. To restore the comfort, safety, and privacy of your home, you will need to have the repair or replacement done as soon as possible.

That’s why you’ll want to find a contractor you can trust— a local professional like Harlan Quality Roofing can get the job done quickly and assist with your claims process.

2. Vetting Your Contactor

It’s important to find a reliable roofing contractor so that your repair or replacement can be done as quickly as possible. To determine the best professional fit for your roofing project:

  • Visit the website of the contractor.
  • Is it updated and professional looking?
  • Explore the customer reviews for each contractor.
  • Are they mostly positive? Consider negative reviews and responses.
  • Ask each roofing contractor on the phone the following questions:
    • How long have you been in business?
    • How much experience do you have with roof repairs or installations?
    • What is your project estimate?
    • Can you provide a list of references?
    • Can you provide proof of insurance for personal liability, worker’s compensation, and property damage coverage?
    • Do you offer financing?

3. Meet with Your Contactor

Meet in-person with your top contractors to review project-specific details and expectations. Be sure to discuss the following with each contractor:

  • Ask for proof of insurance, which should provide their insurance company name, policy number, and policy limits.
  • Discuss who will manage warranty details and responsibility.
  • Make sure to get a fixed price before signing a contract.

4. Check for Warning Signs

Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of contractors who are not honest professionals. Many of these door-to-door contractors flock to areas impacted by storms, and scam unsuspecting homeowners with offers that boast pre-payment or covered deductibles.

The best way to avoid scams is to choose a local, trusted contractor like Harlan. You can confirm this by checking their physical business address and validating their licensing.

Here are additional warning signs to keep in mind:

  • Avoid contractors who request the entire project cost, or large cash deposit, up front.
  • Avoid anyone who pressures you to sign a contract immediately.
  • Be wary of any outliers in your quotes. All estimates should be relatively similar unless the material type is significantly different.

5. Final Things Before Work Begins

At the final meeting, there a few steps to go over before the roofing contractor begins your project.

  • Reconfirm your initial quote.
  • Agree upon a payment plan.
  • Obtain a paper trail of the following:
    • Your contract
    • Project plans
    • Order changes
    • Bills and invoices
    • Proof of insurance and/or permitting, and
    • Contractor correspondence

There are many roofing contractors in the Roseville area and the staff at Harlan Quality Roofing wants to make sure you choose the right contactor for your project. We encourage you to visit our website and see our great reviews from all the popular review platforms. We are proud of our service and strive to have as many happy and satisfied customers in Roseville and the entire Sacramento area. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548

 

Advantages of Working with a Roofer Offering Financing Options

Advantages of Working with a Roofer Offering Financing Options

While the roof over our heads is the most important feature of your home with respect to keeping you safe from the elements, it is often something we overlook. Then, without warning, we are faced with the need to replace our roof and the cost is not in the budget.

We always recommend doing regular roof inspections, both personally and professionally, but we know that homeowners get busy and often forget to keep up on the maintenance checks.

Partner with the Right Roofing Company

Regardless of why you need a roof replacement, or how soon it must be completed, knowing that your roofing company can help finance the work is a relief. A good roofing contractor will work with a financing partner to help you manage the cost of a major roof repair or full replacement.

An important point about working through your roofing company for financing is that they can often obtain special interest rates or options because of volume lending. Here are some of the financing options that may be available to you for your next roofing expense:

  • No upfront payment or the ability to decide how much partial payment you choose and finance the rest
  • Easy payment options
  • Lower minimum monthly payments
  • Low interest rates
  • Quick credit approval
  • No prepayment penalties

Save cash for emergencies and consider financing your new roof. Harlan roofing offers great financing through Hearth. Call or contact us with any questions and let us ease your concerns over the purchase of a new roof!

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548

 

 

How to Choose a Quality Roofer in Sacramento

How to Choose a Quality Roofer in Sacramento

How to Choose a Quality Roofer in Sacramento

 

Whether you need roof repair, roof replacement, or just an estimate and consultation, how do you find the right roofer?

Maybe you know someone who recently had some roofing work done, but they simply chose the cheapest bid. Is this the best choice? You may not know until it’s too late!

Finding out that the roofer you used didn’t provide the best service or use quality products, may lead to leaks and property damage, resulting in  frustration. So much is at stake when it comes to your roof, so let’s explore some ideal ways in choosing the right roofing contractor.

 

How to Find a QUALITY Roofer

 

You simply only need to view their company profile, reviews, and background to find a firm that has been in business, that has been established for a long time and well-known in the neighborhood.

 

  1. How long has the company been operating?

Before moving forward with any roofing contractor, check to see how long they have been in business. As with any trade, the more experience they have, the more likely they are to deliver quality service.

 

  1. Are they reputable?

Searching for ‘best roofer in Sacramento’ may bring up a huge list of roofers claiming to be ‘best’. A quality roofer will have a good reputation, excellent reviews, testimonials, and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Look for a roofing company that is praised for quality roofing services, high-grade materials, with excellent product and service warrantees.

 

  1. Are they licensed and insured?

Don’t assume because a roofing company can be found online and has a website that they are properly licensed and insured. Most quality roofing companies will proudly list their license number on their website. Feel free to call and ask about what insurance they carry. When engaging in a large project with a roofing company, you want to be confident that they are licensed for the services they are offering and have adequate insurance in case anything unexpected comes up.

 

  1. What services do they offer?

Most roofers offer installation, repair, assessment, and maintenance. However, some companies specialize in residential vs. commercial roofing. Smaller firms may undertake repairs and maintenance, but not a complete installation. Be sure that the roofing contractor you choose has a solid reputation in the area for the service you are interested in.

 

  1. What guarantees/warrantees do they offer?

When investigating roofing contractors, find out specifically what warrantees or guarantees they offer on both the roofing materials as well as the services they provide. Your guarantee or warrantee should be provided in writing.

 

  1. What are customers saying?

Reading reviews and testimonials can be a good way of weeding out the bad from the good. A roofing company with many happy customers is likely to make you a happy, satisfied customer as well.

 

Harlan Quality Roofing has been serving the greater Sacramento area since 2005. We choose to work with quality roofing products. Read our reviews and see what our customers have to say about our work. We are proud of the many beautiful roofs that we have installed over the years. Let us make your home beautiful too!

 

Harlan Quality Roofing

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

916.292.9548