Replacing An Old Roof Is One Of The Best Ways You Can Improve Curb Appeal
Most homeowners know that without curb appeal, it can be nearly impossible to sell a house. This is why it is so important to keep your house and yard in shape when you are trying to sell your house.
Old roofs may have dated and faded colors, may be missing shingles, and can look very worn out. Adding a more modern roof will give your home and sleek look and a pop of color it did not have before. Of course, your new roof should be comparable to those in the area, but it can give your home an extra bit of flare.
You can choose from a variety of materials, (asphalt shingle, wood shake, clay tile) and even choose from a wide variety of colors. A modern roof is extremely customizable.
Lastly, a new roof can enhance the chance of selling your home simply because the roof is new. Roofs are extremely important to buyers, and a roof that is worn out or needs repair will put a buyer off. Installing a well-functioning, new roof before selling your house is always a good idea.
Damaged Gutters Certainly Will Hurt Curb Appeal
When looking to upgrade the look of your home, you may only consider new paint, landscaping, or a new roof. However, your gutters have a large impact on the look of your home. The right gutters can make your home look great and will keep your roof’s drainage system functioning properly. Choosing the right material to match your roof can give your home an extra pop of curb appeal. Here are a few reasons why you should think about replacing your gutters before selling your home:
If there are visible defects on your home, a buyer may feel cosmetic damage is a sign of underlying damage. Even if you are not upgrading the material, replacing damaged gutters can go a long way when it comes time to sell.
Replacing the material can also go a long way in increasing the curb appeal of your home. Many homes come with vinyl gutters and replacing these with aluminum or copper gutters provides a more premium look and give your home a natural, rustic flare. Additionally, gutters come in many different shapes. A professional will be able to walk you through which shape is best for your home.
Curb Appeal and Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is a very common choice for siding on American homes.
In fact, it takes up about 30% of market share. While many homes are using brick and stucco for siding, vinyl still leads the way. But why is vinyl siding so popular?
Vinyl siding has many advantages over other types of siding.
Vinyl can be made into many different shapes, colors, and textures. You can find vinyl siding that looks exactly like wood or other materials, but has all the benefits that vinyl provides.
Vinyl is very durable. It can be under warranty for nearly 40 years following its installation and can sometimes last for 50. It will not decay or corrode like other materials and it will keep out moisture.
Vinyl siding is very easy to maintain. It typically doesn’t need to be painted, it doesn’t rot and it keeps out pests. For most homeowners, the only maintenance required is using a power washer to spray down the siding to keep it clean.
Vinyl siding can also come insulated. It will keep heat in during the winter and keep heat out during the summer. Ultimately, this will lower your energy costs and may even qualify you for tax credits.
Curb Appeal & Choosing The Right Roof
Let’s face it, choosing the right roofing material for your home can be difficult.
However, we’re here to help. Here are a few tips to help you pick out your next roofing material.
Asphalt shingles are very common for residential buildings, primarily because they are inexpensive, but have great durability and performance. However, some other roofing materials are more durable and have benefits that asphalt shingles do not.
Metal roofing can be made of several different metals, depending on what style, color, and performance you want. They reflect heat well (lowering energy costs), are lightweight, and have a long lifespan. However, metal roofs can be expensive, so they should only be chosen if they fit in your budget.
Clay tile roofing is one of the oldest styles of roofing and has performed well for centuries. A homeowner can customize the shape and color of the clay tiles they wish to have installed. Additionally, they have a very long lifespan and are virtually fireproof. Unfortunately, clay tiles are extremely heavy and they come with a high price tag.
Generic asphalt shingle roofs are still the most common form of roofing.
But advancements in technology have more homeowners interested in customization. One way customization is possible is through designer shingles. Many homeowners have expressed an interest in designer shingles, but what exactly are they?
Designer shingles are a form of asphalt shingle roofing. With designer shingles though, the asphalt shingles are layered and cut to fit the look the homeowner wants. In fact, designer shingles can be layered and cut to look like wood shakes or tile roofs. The benefit is that designer shingles are less expensive.
Customization is also possible through different colored shingles. This means that designer shingles can not only be cut to look like different materials, they can also be colored that way. The shingles can be cut to look like clay tiles and can then be colored to look like them as well. While the material is not clay and the roof does not last as long, it is an inexpensive way to create a premium looking roof.
Designer shingles certainly can save you money on roofing, but they will cost more than the generic asphalt shingle roof. They may also be heavier than the average roof, which could require more maintenance on your part.
If you have any further questions about curb appeal or the products and services we offer, give us a call at 918-558-ROOF.
Outdoor Creations Roofing is located at 12816 S. Memorial Dr. in Tulsa, OK.