A home is an investment. We’ve all heard that at one time or another in some form or another. In some ways, a piece of real estate can always be an investment, as it is a valuable asset for anyone to have. Every homeowner knows, however, the upkeep of a home is work and that one needs to stay on top of it so as not to let things fall apart or get damaged. The value of your home is the value of your assets and maintaining that is a big part of upkeeping your home. Many people might not realize that maintenance on your home is actually part of the initial investment, as it frees you up to always make the sale that you need if the need arises. So, how does a new roof installation enhance your home value and improve your chances for a quick and successful sale in the future?
It’s simple. A homebuyer’s main concern is always whether the house is going to fall apart on them or whether they have to worry about immediate repair and maintenance costs after they buy a home. This is why a home with a properly installed or newly installed roof is always a big selling point.
Curb Appeal — Home Value in Beauty and Security
Curb appeal refers to the aesthetic appeal of your home from the outside. Never underestimate the power of curb appeal to potential home buyers. Usually, when something looks new to a buyer and you can show that your roof was replaced, this will provide both beauty and security.
Whether you plan on selling now or in five years, keeping an eye on your roof is key to avoid getting caught with an emergency roof replacement, bad leak, or any other roofing nightmare. Regular maintenance and upkeep on your roof can help you avoid expensive repairs. At the same time, it’ll keep you informed of when it is time to change your roof. If you bought the home when the roof was already 15 years old, that roof might have 5 good years left. Our roof experts can help you assess the state of your roof.
Roof Replacement — Short and Long Term Investments
If you do find yourself in a place where a roof replacement is a possibility, it is worth considering as a short and long term investment. The short term investment is the fact that it will immediately improve the performance of your home, help with energy efficiency, and prevent further water damage or leaks from seeping into your ceiling, walls, etc. The long term investment is the fact that it will do all of the above plus last longer and improve the value of your home.
Improve Your Home’s Actual Value
In addition to the improved aesthetic value and attractiveness of a new roof, those new shingles or that new slate roof will improve the actual dollar value of your home. A new roof will add about $10,000 to the price of a home. A shingle roof, when properly installed and with good quality materials, will last up to 30 years. So if you install a new roof and sell your home five years later, a homebuyer knows that they likely won’t have to replace the roof for at least 25 years or so.
Consider the Roofer and Roofer Credentials
One thing to note here is you want to ensure that your roof replacement is done by an experienced roofer that understands the installation process and does not cut corners. At the same time, do a little research on the brands or manufacturer of your shingles, so that you ensure you’re getting good quality materials.
What Is Required for a Roof Replacement?
There are some home repairs you can put off for some time, but a roof is not one of those repairs. When it comes to roofing issues, you need to address them as soon as possible. AAAA Contractors & Roofing can help you assess the state of your roof and how long it might be able to hold out before it requires a replacement. Cracked, curled, or missing roof shingles are cause for immediate attention. When neglected, they lead to severe water damage.
So, What Does a New Roof Entail?
It’s always good to get an idea of what you’re getting into when it comes to home improvement and repairs. A roof replacement basically entails the following:
1. Tearing or removing old shingles
So in order to replace a roof, the old one usually comes off first. In some cases, people leave some of the old roofing in, but typically, we remove the old shingles from all the way down to the roof decking.
2. Deck Inspection
The wood deck serves as the base for your roofing structure and ensures the shingles are secured and remain intact. As your roofer, we will inspect your decking and see if also needs repair or replacement. Some are pretty deteriorated after several years and from water damage on old roofs.
3. Replacing the Underlayment
A full roof replacement might also mean completely replacing the underlayment, which is a water-resistant or waterproof layer.
4. New Flashing
Flashing goes on the side of the house and is usually made out of rust-resistant metal in order to protect areas vulnerable to water runoff, usually when two opposing areas meet.
5. Drip Edging
A new roof might mean installing new metal drip edging around the edge of the roof. This is often necessary for areas that face heavier moisture.
Learn More About New Roof Installations With El Paso’s Best Roofers
With years of experience installing, replacing, and repairing every kind of roof under the sun, we can help you decide whether it is time to replace your roof or whether a repair job might do the trick. If you’re looking to sell your home in the near or foreseeable future, a new roof replacement will add value to your home and pay off in the short and long term. Call AAAA Contractors and Roofing for more information on roof replacements and what we can do for you.