We know how important it is for you to have a home that you can be proud of. A large part of this involves having a home that can be sold for more than you bought it. If you’re looking to have a home that will have a high resale value, you might be debating whether you should replace your roof with a metal roof or asphalt shingles. To learn more about both, you can keep reading!
The Benefits of Each
There are many benefits to owning a metal roof and asphalt shingles. These benefits help to decide the resale value, which we’ll discuss a little later. First, we’re going to tell you about these benefits so that you can make an informed decision.
To get started, let’s discuss the various benefits of replacing your roof with a metal one.
The longevity of your roof may be one of the most appealing aspects of it. When you use a metal roof, you can expect it to last for up to 70 years. If you’re planning to resell, this will be longer than the amount of time you’ll be owning the house.
Metal roofs are one of the most durable roofs out there. They will not crack or break the same way other materials will and as such, they don’t require as much maintenance as other materials. Instead, you should just inspect your metal roof for signs of wear and tear when you can.
One of the main priorities of homeowners nowadays is having a home that is energy efficient. That’s because an energy-efficient home will cost you less money in the long run and will significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Because metal roofs are reflective, they will reflect solar heat and as such, your home won’t be as hot during warm months. With these roofs, you can expect to spend less money on cooling systems.
Now, we can discuss the benefits of asphalt shingles.
When you decide to replace your roof with asphalt shingles, you’ll have a lot of variety regarding aesthetic look. Your asphalt shingles can be selected to match the overall appeal of your yard and your home. You can choose the color of your shingles depending on the vibe of your yard.
Compared to metal roofing, asphalt shingles are very affordable. For people who are on a budget, asphalt shingles may appear to be the best way to go; after all, we already told you that they provide you with significant aesthetic appeal and they’re affordable. Keep in mind, when you make an investment you might not want to think about the cheaper option.
Because metal roofs are considered to be lightweight, you don’t have to worry about the weight causing your shingles to break. Tiles, for example, can be extremely heavy and this pressure puts weight on the roof. Shingles, on the other hand, will break because of external circumstances and not because of their weight.
The Better Option
Although both materials have some positive benefits, there is one that truly shines for those who are trying to resell their home later on. When you replace your roof with a metal roof, you can expect to get 70 cents per dollar back from your investment.
Not only this but in Washington, metal roofs will increase your home’s value by up to six percent. These numbers were taken when being compared to asphalt shingles, which do not increase your home’s resale value by this much.
There are a number of factors which affect the overall resale value of your home. One of the most significant factors involves the material in which your roof is made of. If you want to replace your roof and you’re debating between a metal roof or a roof with asphalt shingles, you’re better off choosing the metal roof. If you have any questions about your roof and its resale value, let us know!