Running a home can be challenging work. Not only do you have to worry about keeping on top of your finances, maintaining your home, cooking and cleaning, but there’s the added pressure of maintaining or adding value to your property – especially if you want to sell in the future. One of the best ways to “invest” in the future of your home and add value is to invest in a brand new roof – and below, we’ve rounded up five of the reasons why.
- A new roof can add value to your property
There’s no denying that a new roof is an expensive investment. But according to This is Money, spending money on a new roof can increase the value of your property – and help you make a profit when you choose to put it on the market. A typical roof replacement can yield a 63% return on investment, should you spend £4,150 on a new roof and then up your home’s price tag by £6,750.
Therefore, if money is an important factor when thinking about your home, then you may choose to splash the cash now so that you can be rewarded in the future.
- It could be cheaper in the long-run
Depending on the age, condition and location of your property, your roof may last hundreds of years – or you may need to splash out on maintenance more often as tiles crack, break or fall off. If your roof is starting to show signs of wear and tear, think about the costs involved and decide whether it would be cheaper to install a new roof than it would be to tweak and repair your old one.
You should also think about spreading the cost of a new roof and working with a Newcastle roofer such as Findley Roofing if the upfront cost is too steep.
- It will be more energy-efficient
While we’re on the subject of saving money, it’s important to mention energy-efficiency. A brand new roof is likely to offer much greater insulation and protection against drafts and damp than an old roof would – especially when your loft is insulated during the installation process.
Of course, you could just repair your existing roof and install loft insulation for as little as £300, but will this really be as effective and long-lasting as a brand new roof?
- It’ll probably look better, too
Let’s face it – unless your home was built within the last twenty years, it could probably do with a bit of a spruce up. Your roof is often one of the first things people see when they arrive at your property, and if yours is looking old, damaged or shoddy, then it could be time to upgrade.
The good news is that there are hundreds of roofing combinations so you can find the very best roof for your budget and your neighbourhood. For example, you could choose a saltbox or M-shaped roof, or you could opt for a skillion and lean-to. The options are endless, as outlined on the Roof Cost Estimator website.
- Protecting your family
Your family is important. And protecting them and keeping them safe in your property is important too, which is why a new roof is always a sensible investment to make.
In the United Kingdom, we’re lucky that the weather is never too fraught, but with storms such as Storm Brian becoming more common, you can never be too prepared for the worst.
Nobody is saying that you should replace your perfectly good roof tomorrow, but it’s an investment that you should consider if you want to extend the life of your property, increase its value and get added peace of mind that your family is safe.