Will a new roof increase my home’s value?

Posted on 26 July 2021

There are many benefits to investing in a new roof for your property. As well as adding visual appeal, preventing water damage, and increasing energy efficiency, you may also be wondering if it can make your home more desirable in the property market. If you’re wondering “will a new roof increase my home’s value?”, keep reading. We’ve taken a closer look at how a new roof can impact your property’s worth.  

Why does a new roof increase a property’s value?

Will a new roof increase my home’s value?

A new roof can drive up your property’s value, ensuring it’s worth more should you come to sell it. Since first impressions count, it’s vital that the exterior of your home is in great shape. The roof is located in a prominent place at the top of your home, and so keeping it in optimal condition should be a top priority. Not only does a new roof boost kerb appeal, but it also tells potential buyers that the property has been well-maintained. Keep reading to find out why a new roof will boost your home’s value. 

Protects your home

Don’t underestimate the importance of your home’s roof. Your roof protects your property from water damage by acting as a catch basin, especially during periods of intense rainfall. If your roof isn’t able to direct the water into the gutters and downspouts, it may slide down the roof and collect around your home’s foundations. Water getting into your property, even in tiny amounts, is bad news. Not only can it cause mould, mildew, and health issues, but it can also result in costly structural damage. A property that has recently had a new roof installed is likely to be very appealing to potential buyers since they know that it will protect the property from water damage long into the future.

Energy-efficiency 

As well as protecting your home from water damage, a new roof is also more energy-efficient. Heat rises, which means that most of it escapes through the roof. This is the reason why heating bills tend to be higher in homes with badly insulated roofs. A new roof is more energy efficient since there are no gaps for the heat to escape through. Heat can be retained in the property, reducing the need to crank up the thermostat to keep warm. This can save you serious money on energy bills. A home that’s more energy-efficient and cheaper to run is very appealing to property buyers in 2021.

Boost your home’s kerb appeal

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A roof that’s looking worse for wear doesn’t exactly get potential buyers excited. Cracked tiles, broken facias or gutters, and unsightly moss or leaves on your roof can turn people off, particularly as it gives them the impression that you’ve not looked after your home very well. A badly maintained roof tells them that there’s likely to be more mess inside the property. A new roof can greatly enhance your property, boosting its kerb appeal. Plus, when you replace your old, weathered roof with a new, more modern roofing system, it can make your home stand out amongst the other properties on your street.

How much value can a new roof add to a home?

Now that we know the answer to “Will a new roof increase my home’s value?”, let’s consider how much you can expect it can add. A new roof can add considerable value to your property. In fact, a recent study revealed that a new roof can give a return on investment (ROI) of as much as 63%. Comparatively, a new kitchen or bathroom or loft conversion could register an ROI of 49%, 48% or 50% respectively. This demonstrates the sheer power of a new roof for adding value to a property. Exactly how much value it can add depends on various factors, including the style of the roof, how it enhances your home architecturally, and the location of the property.

Selling your home? Get a roof survey done

When it comes to selling your home, it’s wise to have a roof survey carried out. For property buyers, one of the top concerns is roof worries. Whilst they should get a house survey to identify any major issues, it makes sense for you to check for any issues yourself. You don’t want to accept an offer from a buyer only for them to pull out once they realise there are problems with the roof. They may reconsider buying your home, try to renegotiate the price, or delay the purchase until you have fixed the issues. As a result, it’s sensible to ensure your roof has no major faults before you put it on the market. Book a roof survey and identify any problems before you begin the sales process.

Hiring a roofing company in Grimsby 

When it comes to hiring a roofing company, look no further than Raven Roofing. We’ve installed hundreds of new roofs in Grimsby and Louth, building a fantastic reputation across the region. Our team can fit a wide range of roofs systems to the highest possible standards. Whatever shape or material your roof is constructed from, we can assist you. We have many roofing materials to choose from, including slate, clay and concrete. All our new roofs are fully guaranteed to provide you with complete peace of mind.

Contact us 

“Will a new roof increase my home’s value?” is one of the most common questions we get asked here at Raven Roofing. The good news is that yes, it will in most cases, particularly when work is carried out by experienced roofers in Grimsby or Louth. Call us on 01472 565 084 (Grimsby) or 01507 640 072 (Louth) to discuss your roofing requirements with one of our team. You can also send us a message via the contact form on the website and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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Shawn Bosworth
Chris and his apprentice were brilliant! Came out in the miserable rain and made my roof water tight again. I had several quotes from other roofers, cowboys trying to milk my desperation for silly money. Chris was honest, fair and reasonably priced. Highly recommended, thanks!
mark appleby
Extremely Happy with Job!Chris, Quickly assessed the roof and gave options on what could be done.Once Date Agreed, delivered on time with a very professional looking job. Job was in Feb and Chris and Team went out of their way to get the job done even though weather was bad at end of week. They left Work area very clean. Highly reccomend them!
Bev Barley
Thanks for doing a first class job would highly recommend Chris for a job well done
Robert Meadows
Mike Downs
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone who needs roof work. Polite, helpful and super fast. Thanks so much.
Lisa McMahon
Had a leak from my roof. Chris came out the same day althoughthe weather wasn't good. He surveyed the roof and found the problem immediately (a tile had slipped), took photo's before and after replacing the slipped tile. I asked how much I owed him - he said there was NO charge as it was a quick repair. What a lovely, kind, genuine guy! Would highly recommended him and his company.
Roland Packer
We recently had the roof on our extension replaced by raven roofing. Chris and his young helper couldn't have been more helpful. Work done to a very high standard. Quote honoured to the penny. Genuinely nice people and a real pleasure to do business with. Will definitely call them for the services they offer, when needed.
Michelle Packer
Can’t recommend this company enough. Did a great job on our roof , very friendly team , punctual, good quality work and good value for money . Many thanks
Carol Howden
Very friendly team and carried out a great job. Arrived and just got on with the job. Looks great
andrew engeham
Competitive price and excellent workmanship.Highly recommended.
Keith Brown
Great company great service
John Hornsby
Came on time very Satisfied with wat was done. Will be using them again if needed
Omer Khalifa
renegade jokerrr
Fantastic service! Nice and friendly guys! Very quick work! Great customer service! If I need any repairs in the future i will use Raven again.
Margaret Dabb
After being let down by another firm i rang Chris in desperation. Within an hour he arrived, looked at work, discussed, priced and booked a date. Arrived on time, everything ran like clockwork even in the awful heat they had to work through. Very well organised, very tidy, would have no hesitation in recommending his work. Many thanks
Zoe Gibbons
Can’t recommend Chris and his team more, they were all friendly, polite and efficient and left my patio tidier than it was before! Nothing was too much trouble and good quality work and price. I’d definitely recommend Raven Roofing to all my friends and family.
Alan Grosschmidt
Would Recommend Raven Roofing.We had new gutters and facias fitted all round the house.We were really pleased with the completed job.I did point out a minor oversight, which Chris promptly dealt with.The quote for the job was very competitive and I doubt you could get it done cheaper.So deserves 5 Stars.
Andrea Goforth
Was very happy with the prompt, professional, and friendly service provided by this company . They were so quick to help me out and repair a badly storm damaged roof. It is such a joy to have a service provider come when they say they will! Reasonable price and good quality workmanship too . Thank you, Raven Roofing .
Mandy
We had the tiles down the gulley re-bedded.Very professional and cleaned up afterwards. Really friendly and very kind guy and we will definitely be using Raven Roofing again in the new year to do our guttering! Thanks Chris 👍🏻
Mike Prior
they repaired a dislodged tile free of charge. Just asked To be remembered for other works and telling my friends
Sally Melton
Had a skylight fitted. Excellent service, fitted my job in even though extremely busy. Was absolutely delighted the attention to detail was perfect. Made sure everything was tidied up and taken away. Thank you again. Would highly recommend.
Ali Wickham
Peter Hogarth
These guys did a great job repointing my roof gulleys
Pamela Blow
Samantha Blow
Excellent service, I would highly recommend :)
Derek Coates
Chris promptly repaired the front guttering which is now ok.
Lee Popham
Rang raven to come and fix my roof after last months storm, came next day and repaired, very happy with service and price, will definitely use again.
Mark Barnard
Very good reliable service all work guaranteed
kevin langley
When we needed urgent roof repairs, Raven Roofing & Repairs came to the rescue. Great quality work undertaken by true professionals.
Steve Nowell
I recently had repairs done to my roof. The response and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the work carried out effectively and efficiently
Kelly Brewer
Excellent service, recently had repairs carried out on my house roof, Chris was really friendly, work carried out to a great standard at a great price 🙂
AerinB
We have used Raven Roofing several times for small repairs as we didn't want to go to the expense of a new roof, but recent torrential rain forced us to accept we needed a new roof. We were dreading the bill but Raven Roofing were very reasonable (not sure if I'm allowed to say how much).The scaffolding arrived and was put up promptly, Raven Roofing arriving a couple of days later to start work, the only delays were due to bad weather and Raven Roofing contacted us to let us know about any delays which we really liked, usually builders don't bother. Raven roofing were polite, friendly and courteous at all times.Out roof was completely stripped and replaced in a week, all rubbish was removed and the gardens left looking tidy.The roof itself looks fantastic...we are very very pleased and highly recommend Raven Roofing.
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