A new roof is one of the quickest ways a homeowner can create a curb appeal transformation. Take a look at the home pictured here. The “before” photo shows what it looked like with an old cedar shake roof. The “after” photo shows what it looks like after DryHome installed a new laminated shingle roof.
Slate Look without the Cost and Maintenance
The new look was created using CertainTeed’s Highland Slate Shingle. This is a high-quality shingle that combines the classic look of slate roofing, without the maintenance of actual slate. These shingles offer an excellent value without sacrificing the high-performance attributes homeowners expect. Highland Slate is also backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
A New Roof Improves the Value of Your Home
Putting in a new roof adds value to a house and makes it attractive to potential buyers. This is an important consideration if you plan to put your house on the market in the next few years.
The value of a new roof on your home can vary widely based on a number of factors. According to some estimates, a new roof can add between 15 and 40 percent to the value of your home. This means that a $100,000 home can become a $140,000 property simply with the addition of a new roof. It also indicates that the more a home is worth, the more value it stands to gain from a new roof.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Another way that a new roof can add value to your home is by improving the house’s energy efficiency. A new roof that has adequate insulation and is made from efficient materials prevents hot air from escaping as it rises to the attic, reducing your need for home heating. This saves money on heating fuel and helps the environment since you’ll use less gas, oil or electricity to keep your home warm.