Your St. Louis home is your most valuable asset. Of all the things you will buy in your lifetime, the biggest investment is your home. No matter whether you are paying a mortgage, or own your home outright, you have a financial stake in your home that makes it worthwhile to spend money on improvements. A major improvement, like having a new roof installed, can quickly add value to your St. Louis home.
A New Roof Instantly Makes Your Home and Property Increase in Value
The financial value of having a new roof installed on your St. Louis home can vary widely based on a number of factors. But in general, a new roof can add an astronomical 15-40 % to the value of your home. The more your home is worth, the more value getting a new roof will add.
Variables in the Value Added by a New Roof
Many variables contribute to exactly how much a new roof increases a home’s value. Some of the variables include; the condition of the old roof being replaced, how dramatic the roof upgrades you are doing are, and the St. Louis neighborhood your home resides in. If you are thinking about selling your home, adding a new roof will get you a far better price than if you had not replaced your roof. The style of the new roof also matters if selling is your goal. Roofs that add architectural interest to your home add much more value than traditional roofs that may cost less, but fail to help the home stand out in the eyes of potential buyers.
The Added Value of Energy Efficiency
Another way that a new roof can add value to your St. Louis 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. A new roof that includes solar panels provides you with free electricity from a renewable source increases your home’s energy efficiency even more.
Other Forms of Value
A new roof can add extra value to your home in several ways that are difficult to measure. If you are in the market to sell your home, a new roof that attracts more buyers will allow you to sell your home sooner, reducing the cost of maintenance, marketing, and real estate agent fees. Your house will also gain value once you repair any damage caused by leaks in your old roof, and the repairs will be preserved by the new roof construction. Another added value of a new roof for your St. Louis home is that standard warranties for asphalt shingles used to be 15-20 years. Premium-quality asphalt shingles today offer warranties as long as 50 years.
Roof Replacement Protects Your Overall Investment
Not only can a roof replacement enhance the overall look and curb appeal of your home, it can also ensure that your valuable home investment is safe and secure. A leaking roof can allow water infiltration into your attic, walls, insulation, or home framework—which can result in extensive, costly, difficult-to-repair damage to your home. Ice dams and broken gutters can cause water to pool around your home’s foundation, potentially causing cracking, damage, and flooding in your basement or first floor. If it’s time to replace your roof, don’t wait until you start to see the signs of significant damage to your home; a new, high-performance roof will protect your home investment for many decades to come.
RRSA Want to Replace the Roof on Your St. Louis Home
If after reading the above information, you realize that getting a new roof is something you need, RRSA St. Louis is the contractor to call. We are GAF Master Elite Contractors. The team members and their families who work for RRSA are also active community members in St. Louis and the surrounding areas.
Call us today at 1-636-542-4816 for a free estimate on having a new roof installed on your St. Louis home.