Home sales are seeing a steady improvement as there is an incline in sales. What does this mean to homeowners in 2015? It could mean selling is on an upswing and buyers need to be a little more aware and a little more competitive.
When it comes to home improvements before selling a home, many projects are subject to taste. For example, it is perfectly fine to clean out clutter and give all the rooms in your home a fresh coat of paint. It is also perfectly fine to put down some new carpeting in a neutral tone. However, complete upgrades such as a brand new kitchen may not yield the return on investment you had hoped for since this would be the most important room in the home that is subject to taste.
Whereas, you the homeowner may like deep rich burgundy colors, a new homeowner may prefer pristine white cabinets or even glass cupboards. However, such is not the case with a new roof. A new roof can show a high return on your investment.
One of the first things a buyer will look for is updated plumbing, electrical and roofing. Better yet, if you have a trendy roof, your home will probably sell more quickly than the others on the block. When it comes to home improvement, roofing trends are taking the forefront. That’s why you should take the following into account to make the most out of them, whether you’re selling your house or just renewing it from top to bottom.
Today’s roof need not be the bland dark black that it used to be many decades ago. Today’s homeowner has an array of colors from which to choose.
While blue may seem like a vibrant choice, many homeowners are starting to see that the color blue in roofing makes their home stand out amongst the rest.
Green may be more of a favorite as it inspires creativity and uniqueness. For a buyer who has a more vibrant point of view and desires to stand out from the crowd, a home with a green roof may have the buyers lining up outside.
While gray is a neutral color, it also shows elegance and distinction. Gray is warm and soothing and gives off a more refined and cultured vibe.
The purpose of a cool roof is to reflect more natural light from the sun and take in less heat, either using reflective paint or a sheet cover. The good news is cool roofs also can use tiles or shingles for a more decorative appearance, as well.
Thankfully, a cool roof offers many advantages:
- Offers a reduction in your utility bill. With a cooler roof, you will have a cooler home. This allows you to use your home air conditioning system for shorter periods of time and on a more cost effective setting.
- Contributes to the environment by lowering your carbon footprint. The less energy you use, the more energy is saved.
- Saves money. If you are not running your central air for longer periods of time, you are saving money, as well.
- A cool roof is a major selling point with a high return on investment.
So, as you can see, it is important to take a look at the condition of your roof, especially if you are planning to sell your house. However, if you are planning on staying in your home, it is in your best interest to consider these options anyhow. A new roof is never a bad idea.
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Posted March 31, 2015
by Gabriel Posternak.