A roof replacement is a major investment for most homeowners. If the time has come to replace your roof, you should also look at it as an opportunity to increase your potential ROI. Here are three ways to maximize your home’s value with a new roof:
Invest in a Metal Roof
If you’re planning a roof replacement, standing seam and corrugated metal are options that are well worth investigating if you want to increase your home’s value. Not only does a metal roof have a sleek look that enhances any style of home, but it also provides some impressive, value-enhancing attributes like a 50-year+ lifespan, low maintenance requirements, exceptional wind, fire and hail resistance, and savings on homeowners’ insurance. The fade-resistant finish on metal roofing is also available in a wide range of beautiful shades to match virtually any home color palette. Adding a reflective coating to your new metal roof is an even smarter investment here in the South, because it can keep heat out of the attic and significantly reduce your cooling costs.
Upgrade to Designer Laminate Shingles
Designer laminate shingles can boost your home’s curb appeal and ROI if you decide to sell in the near future. These multi-layer shingles have amazing texture and depth and are available in stunning profiles that perfectly duplicate the appearance of an old-world European clay, rugged natural slate or hand-cut wood shake roof without the installation or maintenance issues you’d experience with the real thing. High-end designer shingles come in an array of color blends so you can match your home’s aesthetic and make your roof stand out as a distinctive architectural element.
Opt for a Top-of-the-Line Manufacturer’s Shingle Warranty
If you decide on a shingle roof for your home, opting for an extended manufacturers warranty gives you an additional way to increase your ROI. An extended shingle warranty can provide 50-year or lifetime protection against material defects, a 20-year to lifetime workmanship guarantee and coverage for all the roof system components. Leading roofing manufacturer’s like GAF and Owens Corning only offer these warranties through their certified contractors, who are the most skilled in the industry. Since this type of warranty is transferable, it can make your home more attractive to buyers if you plan to put it on the market.
For more advice about maximizing the ROI of your Athens-area home with a roof replacement, contact us at Yellowhammer Roofing.