A new roof can make a big difference if you’re trying to sell your home. Not only does it look more appealing, but it can also significantly enhance the value of your property. In fact, a new roof can increase your resale value by up to $12,000.
Depending on the look and stabilization you’re looking for, there are different options for roofing you should take into consideration. Price is another factor to look into depending on your budget. Here are some options for you to consider.
Asphalt. Asphalt shingles are the least expensive and the most popular. They have a long life of up to 30 years and you can get them in a variety of colors. You can also save by installing the shingles yourself as it’s fairly simple to do. The downfall of asphalt? If you want a unique look to your home, asphalt doesn’t really stand out. There are also a variety of factors that negatively affect the life span like hot climates, drastic temperature/weather changes or a poorly ventilated attic.
Metal. Metal is the most durable of all other roofing options. Many farms are built with metal roofing and are still going strong nearly 100 years later. Other perks include: visually appealing, chic designs, it helps control energy costs by reflecting solar heat, it has a higher fire rating for safety and is better for the environment since many are used from recycled material. That being said, keep in mind that metal roofing can be a little noisy when it rains.
Wood. Perhaps the most attractive roofing option due to the smooth and unique look, wood shingles are naturally resistant to insects and moisture, have a long life span (longer than asphalt), and they offer great insulation. However, wood can be high maintenance, expensive to repair and can fade over time if not properly maintained. If you live in an area prone to forest fires, you’ll want to skip this material.
Asphalt, metal and wood are three of the most commonly used materials for roofing, but there are many other options if you’re looking for something different like vinyl, clay and concrete tiles, and solar tiles. It’s important to look into every option before making your decision.
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