A new roof is a powerful asset when it’s time to sell your home. As an experienced real estate agent will tell you, home buyers appreciate a new roofing system since it saves them the hassle of reroofing a few years down the line. Many buyers will want to avoid costly projects such as roof replacement after they’ve just bought a new home.
Investing in a new roof for your home can add value to it in the following ways.
1. Curb appeal
A new roof adds value to your home by increasing its curb appeal. With the advancement of the new premium-grade asphalt shingles, you can choose a variety of colors and textures to match your home. Other than the minute details these shingles add, you can immediately enhance the first impression your home has on potential buyers.
2. Energy Savings
Older roofs are usually less energy-efficient and can put a tremendous strain on your home’s heating and cooling systems, resulting in higher energy bills. By investing in a new roofing system, your home will reflect more sun rays during warmer months. This reduces heat transferred to your home and, by extension, your cooling costs. During colder months, your roof’s insulation will efficiently keep cool air outside and warm air inside, resulting in lower heating costs.
A new roofing system means no leaks and fewer chances of mold and mildew growth. It also means a minimal risk for water damage to your home’s interior. In other words, a new roof helps to prevent various health hazards related to moisture and water damage, such as mold, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms.
4. Helps Make Your Home Easier to Sell
Many realtors have used a new roof to close a sale faster. Buyers are usually attracted to homes with relatively new roofs. They will know they won’t have to spend vast amounts of money on major repairs or replacements anytime soon.
Overall, a 15 to 20-year or older roof may require a complete replacement even if it looks excellent to the untrained eye. However, a relatively new roof still in good shape shouldn’t be replaced.
At Straight Line Construction, we have several years of experience replacing roofs in Sacramento, CA. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection and learn if your roof requires replacement before setting up your home for sale.