How Your Roof Impacts Your Home Value

Learn how your roof may be affecting the value of your home and how you can improve it.

When you’re in the middle of selling and buying real estate, it is easy to overlook the impact your roof may have on home value.

Whether you plan to sell your home in the near future or want to increase the value of your property investment, your roof can be a major factor to consider. Maintenance, repairs or installing a new roof completely can make all the difference when trying to increase the resale value of your home. Enterprise Roofing is prepared to help you consider whether a new or upgraded roof is the right choice for you.

Curb Appeal

One of the first things people notice as they walk up to your home is your roof and the aesthetic it lends. If properly maintained, a quality roof can enhance the appearance of your home and draw in buyers instantly. An old roof in need of repairs causes the house as a whole to look unkept and may discourage buyers from the start. Through texture and color, a well-shingled house will instantly spruce up your property and heighten its value.

Energy Efficient

Whether or not you plan on selling, a roof with proper insulation will lower your bills by conserving energy. An old or damaged installation allows heat to escape, wasting energy and money. Reducing heating and cooling costs helps both you and potential buyers save money in the long run. Enterprise Roofing offers alternatives like Green Roofing and Standing Seam Metal Roofing that are durable and eco-friendly options. These lower both energy and maintenance costs. 

Avoid Inspection Problems

Your roof is one of the first things an appraiser or inspector will look at when determining the value of your home. By keeping it in good condition, you prevent any setbacks or decreased prices on your house. If the roof is in a bad condition, the inspector may recommend that the buyer lower their offer or that the sale not go through at all. By replacing your roof and keeping it in pristine condition, you prevent complications.

Keep Up with Your Neighbors

If you live in a neighborhood, a general rule is to keep up with the improvements of the houses around you without going overboard. If the houses in your neighborhood have quality shingles and your own roof is old and looks poorly maintained, the value on your house will decrease. On the other hand, if you purchase a high-end roofing material that outshines the others, you probably will not get the expense of that roof back after selling. Enterprise Roofing is ready to help you complete a roof evaluation and determine the best next steps! Request a quote online today or call us at 937-240-2206.

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