Replacing a roof is a very expensive project that most homeowners avoid, but a recent report shows a new roof gives homeowners a 109% ROI on the project.
Homeowners usually undergo home improvement projects with the expectation of upgrading their current space into something they have always wanted. Although homeowners sometimes expect that this upgrade will significantly add value to their home, most home improvement projects won’t add that much to the bottom line if you go to sell your home. With that said, there are home improvement projects that combine aesthetic upgrades with upgrades to your home’s value and a new roof is one of them!
R.O.I Of A New Roof
Replacing a roof is a very expensive project that most homeowners avoid. Even though the cost can be an issue for homeowners, if a roof is damaged or needs to be replaced it can affect more than just a home’s overall value. It can cause increased energy bills, reduce curb appeal and may impact your homeowner’s insurance rates.
According to the Qualified Remodeler report, homeowners who replace or upgrade their roof see 109% return on their investment when they go to sell their home. That’s great news for homeowners!
What makes the ROI of a new roof so high? To start, the roof of a home accounts for about 40% of the overall curb appeal. An old, damaged or ugly roof can negatively impact a home’s list price and the length of time it stays on the market. In fact, according to the Qualified Remodeler report, however, 32% of real estate agents claim that a recently replaced roof helped close the deal.
In addition to curb appeal, a new roof often improves a home’s energy efficiency and can reduce overall insurance rates. Roofing materials today are far more advanced than they were even 10 years ago and offer superior protection against leaks and potential damage. All of these benefits give homeowners peace of mind and that’s why homes with a new roof are sought after by home buyers.
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Get your home ready for fall by completing these home maintenance projects before Labor Day.
For many, Labor Day signifies the end of what feels like summer. While fall doesn't officially start until September 22nd, the feeling of summer starts to disappear after the holiday. Get a jump start on home maintenance tasks for fall by finishing these improvement projects while the weather is still good.
1. Request A Roof Inspection
Summer can be hard on your home, but scorching temperatures can be especially harmful to your roof. In addition, the spring and summer months are typically when more severe weather occurs. If you have not had a professional roof inspection yet this year – now is the time! Trust us, you don't want to wait until it is freezing outside to find out you have a roof leak or that your roof needs to be replaced!
2. Weatherproof Your Home
As the cold approaches, it is important to make sure no warm air will be escaping this winter. Keep the heat in by caulking around doors.
3. Trim Trees And Bushes
Every homeowner knows that raking leaves during the fall is a pain – but trees too close to your home can cause serious damage. Trim trees back to prevent debris build up on your roof as trees lose their leaves this fall.
4. Add Insulation
Whether it's hot or cold, proper insulation will lower your energy bills and ensure a comfortable indoor temperature. If you have noticed that your energy bills are slowly increasing it means that it is time to replace your insulation.
5. Check Your Gutters!
As with many other aspects of your home, it is important to properly and routinely inspect and maintain your gutters to ensure that they remain in complete working order. Without proper maintenance, they can become overwhelmed with ice formation that is made even worse as the heavy spring rains come in. Routine gutter inspection and maintenance can go a long way in preventing this from becoming a problem. Summer days are limited so get these home improvement projects started now. Fall brings its own list of seasonal projects, and you’ll be thankful that you didn’t let your summer to-dos pile up into the fall.
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