The short answer is that a new roof can add upwards of $12,000 to the value of your home based on the national average. Most homeowners will see a return on investment of about 60-70% on their roof replacement.
ROI is certainly important, but there are many more long- and short-term benefits that come along with a roof replacement. And while a new roof can be expensive, it might be a good value—no matter how long you plan to be in your home.
Replacing your roof may not be as fun as adding a new bedroom or remodeling your kitchen, but there are some significant long-term benefits to ensuring you have a quality roof over your head. New roofing is more reliable and less likely to fail.
It is going to last longer because roofing materials improve every year to protect your home against the elements. For example, older roofing shingles had a wind warranty of about 90mph, now they have wind warranties of over 160 mph! That is just one example of how advanced the newer products are as opposed to what might be on your roof now.
Here are three key benefits of a timely roof replacement:
Older shingles increase the probability of a roof leak. New roofing is far less likely to spring a leak—it’s as simple as that. At some point, the maintenance costs of frequent roof repairs pile up and make it no longer worth it to delay roof replacement.
Even if your roof doesn’t appear to be in poor condition, the enormous upgrade in appearance will surprise you when you install a new roof. We have roofing materials in a variety of textures and colors, which allows homeowners to choose the style that complements the overall look and feel of their home.
More and more homeowners are prioritizing energy efficiency and considering alternative energy options, and roofing materials have adapted. We have plenty of asphalt shingles available—including Owens Corning Duration and TAMKO Titian XL Shingles—that reflect solar heat and improve the overall energy efficiency of your home. Keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
What is the value of a first impression? Your home’s exterior is the first thing a buyer sees—and your roof is a key part of that first impression. A few misplaced shingles may not discourage most buyers, but the overall condition of your roof is a huge consideration for would-be homebuyers.
A new roof may be worth it in the short term if you consider the negative impact your current roof could have on the sale of your home, including:
A home that requires a lot of maintenance, of course, will not appeal to homebuyers who are looking for something move-in ready. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report 2018, nearly one-in-five sellers (18%) reported replacing or repairing their roofs before selling.
A damaged roof could extend the sales process. If an inspector notes damage to your roof, the buyer could attempt to negotiate the sale price or request a roof repair/replacement before closing.
Anticipating the cost of a roof repair/replacement down the road, buyers may be less willing to pay as much for your home in its current state. Replacing it yourself will allow you to recoup up to 60-70% of the total cost, which beats the alternative of losing out on 100% of costs during negotiations.
Roof Repair/Replacement Options
Your roof has an important purpose in your life. This is the largest item in your house and it has the job of keeping the elements out of your home. The function of the shingles, underlayment, gutters, and vents all make it possible for your roof—which covers over 40% of your home—to keep you safe, dry, and in an environment that’s comfortable all year long.
If your roof needs replacement or repair, contact our team at Unified today and get the experience of our talented roof installers for a shingle replacement, partial re-roof, or a new roof.
If you have damaged shingles from wind or tree branches, we can work with you to replace individual shingles. However, this option may not solve your issues of leaks or damage. Once the damage is done to your roof, there is no way for it to fix itself. A complete rip and replacement of your roof is always the best option. Replacing shingles that have fallen off is an option that is relatively inexpensive and we have many colors in our palette of Owens Corning, GAF, and TAMKO shingles, so we can try our best to match your new shingles with the old.
Visit us at our website or any of our five physical locations to get a free in-home estimate. If there are only certain sections of your home’s roof that need repair, we can help you through a partial re-roof. Just remember: You can only do a partial re-roof so many times before you’re likely to get an uneven slope and uneven coverage of your home. A complete rip and replacement is always the best option.
Based on age and wear, you might be due for a full roof replacement. We can either do a tear-off roof, which allows for a higher-quality finish and involves a full removal/replacement of the old roof; or we can do the less-expensive roof over options, which involves applying a new roof on top of the old one. However, when applying new shingles over old shingles, any leaks or damage to the roof will not be solved, but just covered up. A complete rip and replacement is always the best option.
Contact us today at (888) 631-2131 and let our team of experienced roofing contractors help you determine the value of a new roof on your home. Plus you’ll achieve the peace of mind that comes with having a roof that does everything it’s supposed to—all while looking amazing!