We highly recommend looking for a local roofing pro in your area to do the work for you. Besides it being dangerous to attempt to fix the roof yourself, there may be additional costs incurred if the work is not done correctly, such as unexpected leaks, cracks in the shingles, unexpected damage to the roof…etc. Hiring a local roofing contractor will have the expertise and the right equipment to get your roofing work done fast, safely, and ensure no additional damage to your roof.
Does fixing or replacing my roof increase my home value?
Yes, fixing or replacing your roof can increase your home value. Having a roof that is structurally sound is an important part of a home, and can help increase the property value of your home by the following reasons:Protection of Additional Costs/Damages: Getting ahead of roof issues timely, you avoid potential problems that escalate resulting in more damage to your home. Even having a small leak in your roof can result in huge problems such as decay, mold, destroy insulation, and can even cause structural damage. In short, delaying getting your roof repaired or replaced can potentially cause costs to go through the roof! Homebuyers are attracted to a home with a new roof knowing there are reduced risks when purchasing the home, as well as the comfort of knowing there won’t be additional expenses due to roof issues down the road.Curb Appeal: Having a home that looks well taken care of from the outside gives a great first impression. A roof with holes, broken shingles, and is not well maintained can give the impression the house has not been taken care of and may not be structurally sound or safe to enter.Weather Protection: A roof that is well maintained is critical in protecting your home from the elements of the weather (rain, sleet, wind, hail, snow…. etc.). Having a roof that is not functional can cause mold or water damage inside your home, as well as it can cause structural damage – the weather elements can be costly to a homeowner if their roof is not structurally sound. Homebuyers often will consider a higher price on a home if the roof is in good condition and has long-term protection.Energy Efficient: Replacing your roof with an energy-efficient roof will lower the utility costs of the homeowner, as well as it can also increase the longevity of the roof. By using reflective pigment technology (or ‘cool roof’) the roof will reflect the heat rays in the summer and provide better insulation in the winter months. These are added benefits and additional value for some homeowners.Roof Conditions are Considered in Appraisals: The appraiser will take into consideration the roof’s condition when assessing the value of the home. A roof that is structurally sound and is not in repair will give prospective buyers and/or appraisers the sense the home has been well taken care of, and not a huge project the new homeowner will need to take on if they purchase the home. In a market that is competitive, having a new roof (or one recently repaired) can make your home more attractive to home buyers over other homes, and can result in a higher bid or selling price.Note: Your home value can vary based on other factors such as the overall condition of your property, market conditions in your area, and buyers’ preferences.
What is the best material to use for a roof?
The best material for your roofing project is dependent on your specific needs – budget, aesthetics, location, energy efficiency…etc.Below are some insights on commonly used roofing materials to help you consider which might work best for you:
Material:Asphalt ShinglesDescription:Most common roofing material made from a combination of asphalt and other materials, such as fiberglass, it is often used due to affordability and design options.
Wide variety of color and styles
Need to be careful of moisture
Is susceptible to damage in extreme weather conditions
Lower average lifespan compared to other materials
Material:Metal RoofingDescription:Durable and long-lasting roofing material available in different metals like zinc, tin, steel, aluminum, and copper.Durable and long-lasting roofing material available in different metals like zinc, tin, steel, aluminum, and copper.
Higher initial cost
Can be noisy during hailstorms, or heavy rains
Material:Clay TilesDescription:Ceramic roofing material known for its traditionally reddish color but can get in various colors and styles.
More expensive than other materials
Heavy and requires techical installation
Fragile if walked on
Material:Wood ShakesDescription:Rustic-looking roofing material typically made from cedar but can also use pine or redwood.
Curb appeal - beautiful and unique appearance
Good insulation due low conductor of heat
Higher resistance to wind damage
Eco-friendly (if sustainably sourced)
Requires routine maintenance
Vulnerable to water
Material:SlateDescription:Elegant, high-end, long lasting roofing material.
Longest lifespan over other materials
Fire and water resistant
Very aesthetically pleasing
Adds to the home value
Very heavy; need to check if your home can structurally support it
Costs can be higher due to the material and installation - requires an expert that knows the process
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