Increase your Home Value by Upgrading your Roof

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Whether you need a full replacement or some damage repaired, keeping your roof in good condition will increase the value of your home. Knowing what you would like for your roof is helpful when beginning the process of working with the Denver roofing company of your choosing. Make sure your roof is always looking its best as well as performing its best and be sure to get your roof inspected the moment you suspect any damage. 

Maximum Value Home Exterior Projects: Roof

Learn how the roof of your home can attract or detract from its selling potential and how improving it can add value to your home.

A roof’s number one duty is to protect the home beneath it. But while roofs serve the important purpose of aiding in insulation, energy circulation, and temperature regulation, that doesn’t mean they have to go without style. These days there are a number of different materials and styles that can fit a wide range of budgets and offer a good return on your investment when it comes time to sell.


  • Pick a color, any color. While the mainstream pick might be to stick with basic blacks, grays and browns, newer trends are appearing that put an emphasis on color. Tones like reds, oranges and even greens are now becoming more popular in different parts of the country to add visual interest to the home’s exterior and also complement the surrounding landscaping and trees.
  • Solar roofing panels. Turn your roof into a green project. On a typical roof, solar shingles are installed every five to six rows. They can be incorporated into almost any shingle choice, so blending in is not a challenge. Solar panels might be more on the pricey side, but they pay you back with lower utility bills that over time make a huge difference.


Consider installation and maintenance costs as you weigh your roofing choices — and how long you plan to live in your home. According to appraisal expert Leslie Sellers, president of the Appraisal Institute, if your roof has been implemented into the focus of design for your home’s exterior, then spending a little more to add dimension and color might be the best route to take. On the other hand, if your home features a lower, more simplistic roof, where strategic design is not an overwhelming feature in the exterior, then play it smart and don’t go overboard.

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