When a passerby first looks at your home, one of the first things they'll notice is the roof. Because of its placement atop your house, it's too prominently placed to fade into the background. When it comes to curb appeal, the roof can be your home's crowning feature. However, if your roof is weathered, old, or damaged, it can have a dramatic impact in the opposite direction and make your home appear far less regal.
Curb appeal is the appearance of your house from the street level, and it's a term often used to describe real estate. It's not just an abstract concept, however, as the curb appeal of your home can impact its value in both perception and reality. A well-maintained, attractive roof can make more home much more appealing to prospective buyers, for example, but given the importance of roofing to your home, a new roof also has concrete value. Keep reading to learn how to improve the curb appeal of your home with a new roof.
Real Value to Homebuyers
From the street, prospective homebuyers can see the condition of your roof. A new roof projects higher value for many and makes your home attractive from an investment standpoint. Roof replacement is expensive, and if your home has a new roof, that means the next owners of that home won't have to invest tens of thousands of dollars in a new roof for several decades.
It's More Aesthetically Pleasing
A new roof just looks nicer than an old roof. Whether your roof utilizes standard asphalt shingles, metal roofing, architectural shingles, or some other roofing type, a new roof looks more attractive than an old, weathered, sun-bleached roof. Since curb appeal is largely based on the superficial features of your home, you can dramatically improve the aesthetic of your home by installing a new roof with a fresh, clean look.
You Can Add Texture
Thanks to an innovative modern roofing material known as architectural or dimensional shingles, you can really dress up the appearance of your home with a new roofing style. Architectural shingles represent the evolution of the standard 3-tab asphalt shingle. Architectural shingles are a thicker, more resilient version of asphalt shingles. They add the illusion of depth to your roofing surface. Because these shingles are made from laminated layers, they create a 3-dimensional pattern that is far more attractive than the repetitive 2-dimensional pattern created by standard shingles. They give your home a custom look that can easily be seen from the curb.
You Can Add Color
In the past, homeowners had few colors to choose from when it came to roofing materials. Now, however, roofs come in a variety of shades. Standard shingles can be found in a full spectrum of blacks, grays, greens, and browns. When it comes to metal roofing, the colors can be customized to match the rest of your home's exterior color scheme. Customizing the color of your roof can add flair to your home's exterior, thus further enhancing curb appeal.
If you want to provide an immediate boost to the curb appeal of your home, consider installing a new roof. Because of the new roof features mentioned above, you can not only boost the real value of your home, but you can also improve its curb appeal and make it more attractive to passersby. If you're ready to boost your home's curb appeal, contact Findlay Roofing at (770) 516-5806.