What you need to know about your roof and home value

Does a roof impact the value of your home?

Yes! Having a quality roof significantly increases the value of your home. When buyers see that a home has a brand new roof, they know they can rest easy for the next twenty or more years. And while you don’t need to always put a new roof on your home, ensuring that your roof is well maintained and repaired will also give you a great return on investment. One of the biggest things that turns home buyers away from a potential property is knowing they have extensive roof repair or replacement costs coming their way. So if you’re looking to sell your home quickly and for top dollar in Tampa, FL, roof repair or replacement is one of the first steps you should take.

Up to 60% return on investment

Your roof, whether you repair or replace it, gives most homeowners a great return on investment versus most other home improvements. Replacing your roof can give you up to 68% return on investment! This means that the cost you put in when replacing the roof is mostly returned in the sale of the home—even if it’s a few years after the roof was installed! The same is true if you invest in just roof repair to get your roof in an ideal condition. While many homeowners are afraid to put on a new roof if they just know they are going to sell soon, you can rest at ease knowing that the majority of your cost can be returned on the sale. 

Choosing the best material for your roof

When it comes to replacing or repairing your roof, choosing the right material can both increase value and still be cost effective. At Stay Dry Roofing, we are proud to offer homeowners GAF shingles, which not only provide superior protection, but also give incredible warranties. As GAF Master Elite Contractors, we are one of the few contractors in the nation that have the proper training, insurance, and commitment to excellence that qualifies us to offer this solution. 

your roof and home value

But if having a great roofing system and warranty is not something that concerns you for a sale, many home buyers find metal roofs to be most desireable. Metal roofs often look attractive, are durable enough to last for many years, and sturdy enough that things like solar panels are easy to attach. This gives new home buyers peace of mind and flexibility on their future improvements. However, a metal roof is a significant cost investment towards you, the homeowner. Many times it is better to put on a GAF shingle roof if you are planning to sell the home soon.

When is roof repair the best option?

For most homeowners looking to sell their house, simply repairing their roof can be all that is necessary to help sell the house. While nothing looks better on a listing than “new roof,” investing in that can often cut into your future sales profit (even if you do get over 60% return on investment). Simply repairing cracked roof tiles, missing shingles, or a sagging roof can significantly improve the sale of your home. A good looking roof can also make your home sell faster too! Your roof offers great curb appeal, so making sure it looks its best will help home buyers get a good feeling about your home. 

Choose stay dry roofing for your roofing needs

Stay Dry Roofing is the leading roofing expert in Tampa, FL for both roof repair and replacement. Our team has been serving the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years, and our family owned and operated business is well-known for its friendly attitude and honest estimates. Our team is also proud to be one of the top 2% of all roofing contractors that are considered a GAF Master Elite Contractor, thanks to our dedication to excellence, licensing and insurance, as well as training for our teams. If you are interested in selling your home but need to consult with a roofing expert first, our team at Stay Dry Roofing would be happy to assist you! GIve us a call today!

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