increases the value of your home, resulting in a higher resale price. Also, money saved on repairs as opposed to roof replacement can be invested to earn more cash. This is a smart moneymaking approach to homeownership.
The National Association of REALTORS® and Remodeler Magazine release a report each year that compares the average cost of popular home remodeling projects to the value retained by these projects upon home resale.
What is one of the projects included in this Cost vs. Value report year after year? Roofing maintenance!
A decade ago in certain markets, approximately 84 percent of the cost of a roof was recouped during resale. Today, the recouped cost represents only about 58 percent of the roofing materialsand installation cost. This represents a lost investment of more than $12,000. Maintaining the roof extends its life, preventing you from losing
this hard-earned cash.
There are many options when choosing a roofing material. JR Roofing, LLC and other Flat and Low Pitch roofers stand by their strong materials with extensive manufacturing warranties. Regardless, a roof that is
installed correctly and regularly maintained should last for several decades. The installation will meet or exceed local and state building codes and specifications outlined by the manufacturer.
Once the roof is installed, the maintenance process begins.
Annual roofing inspectionsand prompt repairs prevent small roofing issues from becoming major problems. In
some regions, roof cleanings are recommended every five years. Whenever roof repair is necessary, the job should be performed by a licensed roofer. The work should be documented in writing and backed by a workmanship guarantee in addition to any manufacturer warranties on materials and products
Roof cleaning and repairs cost hundreds to a few thousand dollars depending on the issue. A new roof costs tens of thousands of dollars and may offer less than 60 percent return on investment. Do the math and you
will realize that routine roof maintenance and prompt repairs are excellent ways
to save and earn money through homeownership.