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Whether you’re looking to sell in the near future, or it’s something you’ve got planned away for a few years from now, your Columbus home’s value obviously matters a lot. When homeowners are looking to sell they tend to start doing all kinds of remodeling and facelifting—which is of course a really good idea! But it’s all about cost versus value.
What adds the most for the least cost to you. And this is where your new roof comes in. Want to know how a new roof can give your home value a huge boost? Follow along with the home specialists at APCO while we clue you in!
Considering a new roof installation in Columbus, Ohio? Contact our expert roofing team to set a date for your consultation!
Many folks tend to really train in on the “fancier” stuff. That’s kitchens or doing some landscaping. And while these are definitely good choices and offer excellent returns on your investment, the roof matters a lot, too. Essentially you want your roof to stand out, but you also want it to not stand out. Confused? Let’s go into the details.
We likely don’t need to explain to you the importance of first impressions. But we might have to point out that the first impression is not made when a prospective buyer walks into the home. They are judging your home the second they roll up, and that means they’re looking at your siding and your roof.
You do not want your roof to stand out by having splintered shingles, cracks, moss growth, or holes. Doesn’t matter how great the new bath is if they have to expect roof repair or leaks in the near future.
What you do want is someone to note that the roof is in good repair, and is attractive. Roofing is considered a must have for any home, and just like a solid HVAC system and plumbing, if the roof is bad, the house is bad. It’s a quick no-sell for many buyers.
However if the roof is brand new, that’s something they needn’t worry about or invest in for potentially decades or more, which is a huge boon to a buyer.
Of course when it comes down to it, it’s all about the ROI, or return on investment. There are a lot of things a homeowner can invest in when they’re looking to sell, so we tend to target ones that pay us back the most, and ones that give higher chances of guaranteeing a sale.
So what’s one of the top? A brand new roof! Along with the right windows, new roofing can offer a homeowner as high as 80-85% or more of a return on the investment, and in addition makes a home far more attractive to buyers for the reasons we’ve discussed. So not only do you get a boost to home value, but you also get a higher chance of attracting real offers!
APCO was founded over 50 years ago and has been a leading roofing contractor in the Columbus area ever since. We offer premier installation and repair services for all types of roofs, including shingle, slate, and cedar.
APCO offers high quality roof repair, restoration, and replacement throughout the following cities and their surrounding areas: Bexley, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Lewis Center, Pickerington, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, and Westerville.
To learn more about APCO’s roof installation and services for homeowners throughout the Columbus, Ohio area, contact our roofing contractors today.