Remodelling your home, can greatly improve it’s value. It can also modernise it and for sale, if you’re replacing your roof it can assure prospective buyers of it’s weather tightness and structural integrity. Therefore replacing your old roof is one task worth doing, although it is a fairly expensive job so analyse the cost versus value before making the commitment. Here are some of the value added benefits of a brand new roof and before signing on the dotted line get a free roof check up.
Viewing a home from the top down means starting with the roof. If that doesn’t look good then the first impression of your home is not favourable. Your prospective buyers will now be on the back foot looking for discrepancies and reasons to discount your property from their short list. Therefore to give your home the clean but standard look that is on most of the newer homes, an asphalt shingle roof is a good choice. However, other options like wood shakes and tile roofing provide a more unique look and may suit your home more. Beware some materials are harder to install and wood shakes and tiles are said to be more challenging to install and that may of course increase the cost.
Weather Tightness & Structural Integrity
Of all the parts of a home that need to be weather tight, the roof is the most important. Home buyers will prioritise their building inspection on the roof. It needs to have structural integrity for all the new weather conditions we now face with global warming. So if your roof is old and rusting or leaking, you should definitely have it replaced.
Once there’s a leaky spot in your roof it makes its way down into your home where the leaking water can cause some serious damage. If you replace your roof now, there’s a good chance you won’t have to deal with leaks or roof repairs for quite some time. Plus with more severe weather patterns it’s not only the water that needs to be kept out.
The roof needs to hold firm in strong winds, like hurricanes. The design of the roof is also very important. Here are some pointers from Kyko Roofing Services on steep slope roof systems:
All steep-slope roof systems (roofs with slopes of 25% or more) have five basic components:
The Covering Material This could be shingles, tile, slate or metal and the underlayment that protects the sheathing from weather.
Sheathing These are the boards or sheet materials that are fastened to roof rafters to cover a house or building.
Roof Structure The rafters and trusses constructed to support the sheathing.
Flashing Sheet metal or other material installed into a roof system’s various joints and valleys to prevent water seepage.
Drainage A roof system’s design features, such as shape, slope and layout that affect its ability to shed water.
Renovating your home with a new roof a great selling point for prospective buyers, it also helps draw more buyers in because it increases your home’s curb appeal plus when done well a new roof can last for more than 100 years.