Thinking about a new roof? Milledgeville Roofing Company has you covered. While it might not be as popular a project as remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, a new canopy has definite advantages including improved resale value, a nicer and newer appearance, lower utility bills and improved warranties. It can also help you feel more comfortable in winter and summer months by keeping out heat in the summer and retaining heat in the winter.
There are several factors to consider if you are thinking about a new roofing system over your home. The primary concern of most home owners is that their home protect all the valuable stuff within it. However, the canopy is also a major insulator. If you’re using some of the newer, high-tech roofing materials, the summer heat is reflected off of the roof instead of absorbing it, which is a great relief in terms of cost (utility bills) and comfort.
While the roof has a clear functional purpose, a new one also looks great, even if it’s just new asphalt shingles. However, there are many options out there, including natural wood, which for some homeowners, is the winner in terms of aesthetics.
Home inspectors make a beeline for the roof when they come to a property, because its health is a big factor in determining a home’s value. For example, one that is new or recently updates has been found to offer an excellent return on investment as it vastly improves the overall “health” of a home.
If you’re selling your home and you canopy system is need of repair, it can be a big negative on the appraisal value of the property and it will put your property firmly in the “fixer-upper” category and could actually kill a sale. This can greatly devalue your home, but it is a simple fix.
However, it’s not all about resale value – if you’re not planning on selling, consider the improved energy efficiency. In fact, energy efficiency is one of the top reasons homeowners choose to have a new roof installed. Many people do not realize that asphalt shingles have the ability to lower the surface temperature of your roof by up to 50 degrees. This can help make your air conditioning more efficient. You can also get tax credits when you make these eco-friendly improvements, saving you even more money.
Another benefit to adding a new roof to your home is that you’re getting an updated layer of protection that keeps everything under it safe and sound. As a homeowner, this should provide you with additional peace of mind, knowing that your belongings will be safe from the weather.
So how much value can a new roof actually add? You will increase the resale value on your home if you choose to update. On average, a new canopy system can increase your home’s value by around $12,000. Typically, when you have a new system installed, you can recover around 63 percent of the installation cost through the increased value.