Most homeowners focus on cleaning, uncluttering property, and updating parts of the interior, rather than the roof. While a grand exterior and a spotless interior will help you sell your home, unfortunately for many homeowners, the first thing a home inspector will assess is the condition of the roof. If there’s a problem with your roofing, the value of your home will drop. Investing in a cedar roof installation now can save you a headache later.
The first impression potential buyers will have will be based off of the outside of your house. Is it clean? Is the yard well kept? Are the gutters in good repair? Are there noticeably loose or missing shingles? A potential buyer is not going to want a house that will immediately need a roof replacement or gutter repair when there are other houses on the market that do not require immediate maintenance. In addition to being in good repair, buyers are more likely to be interested if the house has ‘high curb appeal’. A cedar roof looks unique and the natural color variations often impress people, so it is more likely to help you sell your home if kept in good repair with the help of a local cedar roofing repair specialist.
If you install a new cedar roof prior to selling your house, buyer will be more likely to purchase it as there will be low maintenance costs on the roof compared to a home with a ten-year-old roof. A cedar roof naturally outlives an asphalt roof, so this extended lifespan will add value to your home both on the market and in terms of how often you have to replace a roof. Cedar is also more wind resistant than asphalt shingles, meaning fewer repairs and patch-up jobs. Despite it’s natural abilities, it is still advised you get your roof seen regularly for cedar roofing maintenance.
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When compared to other home upgrades or improvement, a cedar roof provides a wonderful return on investment. It’s natural ability to insulate and keep a building warm or cool can help you save money on your energy bills immediately, as well as adding energy efficiency as a perk of buying your home. Not only that but cedar is a higher quality material, which adds monetary value to your home after installation.
Looking to increase the value of your home with a cedar roof? Or just need some help with the roof you have? Even if you have an asphalt, slate, or synthetic roof – we can still help! We offer a wide array of roofing services for most materials on the market! Contact us today for a FREE estimate!
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