Your Roof and Your Property Value
Your roof is a huge part of your home, and consequently plays a huge part in determining your property value. Especially if your roof is in some dire need of work, having a new, modern, professionally installed roof can add upwards of 15%-40% to your value depending on the initial value of your home, and how much you invest in your roof.
Many roofs now are much more energy efficient than their predecessors. Whether you are thinking about selling your home, or are redoing your roof for your own benefit, going from a non energy efficient roof can add dollars to your pocket.
If you are thinking of selling your home though, keep in mind that a new roof will help to attract potential buyers, and may even help you sell your home faster than you would otherwise. Additionally, your home can gain more value if certain repairs are done by putting on a new roof, such as leak damages.
Make sure that the roofer you choose knows the importance of proper insulation, especially in extreme heat environments such as Florida. A properly insulated roof can cut down on energy costs, which could be a huge selling point for an potential home buyer.
A new roof is something that takes a lot of thought, especially if you are thinking of selling your home, the cost -benefit analysis may be hard to evaluate. Keep in mind though, that a new roof will last you decades, and if you are in need of one and plan on keeping your home, a new roof is your best option.