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Thursday 21 November 2013

Having a MN Roof Replacement: How Much Energy Savings and Resale Value Will This Add?

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A lot of people are now looking for ways to add resale value to their homes. You can update the kitchen, make the deck or patio more livable or just enhance the living experience throughout the home while also being able to make some type of return on your investment.  But sometimes this can be something difficult to achieve. Each home is unique and many different improvements are able to increase the value. However, the roof is one of the most important parts of any home. Choosing the right roof for a home that needs one within the next couple of years is essential at seeing a return on the resale value. Roofs that are high in energy-efficiency can not only give a return but it can also help you save money overall on heating and cooling your home. oct1030d4While dressing up your home to sell, making small improvements such as replacing worn-out cabinets or carpets might help the home sell faster. However, you might not get a return on these but it can help the home sell more quickly than if you were not to replace them. If you're selling or going to sell your home, think about adding a new roof to the package. This is a benefit that a lot of buyers see. You can then add the extra costs to the asking price of the home. If you do not replace the roof, the buyers may ask to deduct the cost right from the asking price of the home to replace it in the event you've got a roof with little life expectancy. Without having to do the repairs or replacement themselves, buyers are more attracted to those houses that have a brand-new roof up for grabs. A simple, affordable roof might be a good option when it comes to selling and getting the right edge in the selling department of homes.  If you choose a more expensive option, you might not get all of your money back.  On the other hand, if you're going to stay in your home for awhile and it may be a number of years before you sell, investing in a higher quality roof now might pay off in the long run because you'll save money in the process.

Consider Installing a Metal Roof on Your Minneapolis or St. Paul Home

If asphalt is the norm throughout your neighborhood, switch things up and add a metal roof. This puts value and an edge on the home overall. Metal roofing can be more expensive, but it can last a while and is also an energy-efficient option for you to choose if you want to continue to save money on heating and cooling costs throughout your home. It is also an attractive choice since you can get it in many different styles, colors and looks. If your home is a luxury styled home, slate roofing is usually what is used. This is the most expensive type of roofing, but it lasts for hundreds of years without having to worry about replacements.

Energy Efficiency in Roofing Upgrades

The best value when it comes to adding a new roof is by choosing an energy-efficient roofing material. Any white roofing material is able to reduce cooling costs inside the home. This can give a large percentage of change when it comes to paying the cooling costs in the hotter months of the year. Seeing something in return is always a good thing and when you choose to go with energy saving choices – you're able to see these returns each month you go to pay your energy bill. If you have an energy saving roof installed, you can also expect to see some of your investment returned in the selling price of the home. It is a strong selling point for a lot of homes that buyers like to see. Buyers feel that they could spend the extra amount of money on the home since it would be worth it in the end. Do not wait too long to replace the old roof on your home. Even if you're not going to be selling the home in the immediate future, adding a new energy-efficient roof can provide you with more savings and actually return the money that you paid for the roof in the first place over time. If you have more questions regarding installation of an energy-efficient roof, speak to us at Quarve. We are able to provide you with the right installation and green roofing materials needed for the specific home that you own in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  For over 30 years we've been a trusted MN roofing company here in the Twin Cities area.