Frosting on a cake — it’s what buyers see when they drive up to a home with a brand-new roof. Curb appeal can go a long way to entice a buyer, and a new roof can make your house stand out from the pack.

A new roof makes potential buyers know that the roof is one less thing they have to worry about if they were to purchase the house. They also can breathe easier knowing that the house does not have any water damage or current leaking problems, which in turn alleviates concerns that stem from water problems. By improving the roof, you make your home a lot more marketable.

Always keep in mind that, by selecting durable, long-lasting materials, a new roof can be expected to last 20-25 years (if you opt for asphalt shingles), or even 50 years (if you opt for metal). Homebuyers appreciate the value of not having to worry about these kinds of potential costly repairs for decades after moving in.

As a result of increasing the value of your home, you also could be eligible for better insurance rates and your property appraisal has the potential to increase as well, depending on surrounding property values in your neighborhood.

As a bonus, manufacturers are introducing new roofing materials all the time. As these options become more affordable and energy-efficient, they also become that more attractive to potential buyers as the long-term costs of heating and cooling the home are drastically reduced. In the meantime, you can take advantage of these cost savings while you live there!

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