By Trevor Underwood, DECRA.
It might seem silly to make a home renovation before you move out, but replacing your roof before selling it will increase your home’s value. In fact, a modern metal roof can increase a home’s value up to 6%, in addition to adding durability, energy efficiency and longevity to your home that buyers are looking for when making a big purchase. These benefits will make it easier to market your house.
Are you ready to increase your home’s property value? Let’s move forward by covering why you should install metal roofing before selling your home.
A roof nearing the end of its life will deplete the value of your property when selling it. Plus, visible signs of wear and tear may deter potential buyers from putting in an offer since most buyers simply don’t want to go through the hassle of replacing a roof after purchasing a home.
Again, upgrading to a metal roof may increase a home’s value by up to 6% compared to using other materials. By elevating your home with a DECRA stone-coated metal roof, your chances of selling not only increase, but you might be able to sell your home for more thanks to the added benefits DECRA roofing offers, such as:
Longevity: Metal roofs have a lifespan that is two to three times longer than traditional roofing materials, like asphalt, tile and wood. That statistic alone justifies a higher selling price to homebuyers, but there’s more.
Durability: With the exceptional durability of stone-coated steel, DECRA roofs are resistant to cracking or splitting. Additionally, the strength of steel and an interlocking and overlapping technique gives DECRA roofs one of the highest wind uplift ratings on the market.
Energy efficiency: Metal roofs can reduce cooling costs by up to 25%. This adds another selling point to cover when speaking on the long-term value of stone-coated metal roofing to potential buyers.
Additionally, homeowners can also recoup up to 85.9% of the initial cost of a metal roof. This is a huge selling point to buyers who want the best return on their investment when purchasing a new property.
There's something to be said about curbside appeal – a home either has it or it doesn't. If your home is among the latter, a metal roof can help elevate your dwelling's appearance before selling.
The best part? DECRA Metal Roofing comes in a wide range of colors, styles and textures that suit the most discerning of tastes. From DECRA Tile that brings durable beauty without the deficiencies of clay to DECRA Shake that provides rich appeal without the shortcomings of wood, our metal roofs can augment any color scheme or style. What's more, they also enhance your home's exterior, which plays a major role in the selling process.
Beyond that, metal roofing is the second most popular type of residential roofing, according to the 2019 Dodge Report. In fact, the market share doubled in 2019 and industry analysts attribute style and design to the increased demand for metal roofing and its resiliency in climate extremes.
Yes, you can transfer your warranty to a new owner.
Other metal roofing manufacturers limit the length of the warranty. Some also don’t allow warranty transfers when selling a home. However, DECRA roofs are backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty that comes with buyer-friendly terms and act as an excellent selling point for many real estate agents looking to capitalize on the longevity of metal roofing.
This means homeowners may transfer their warranty to a subsequent property owner during the first 20 years after initial installation. That way, the new owner gains added protection through the duration of the warranty. What’s more, the warranty covers winds up to 120 miles per hour and hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter.
In areas where hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, or high-winds are common, this warranty is a great way to upsell your home to prospective buyers who need added protection against the elements.
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Original article source: DECRA