Designer Roofs: How Your Roof Impacts Your Curb Appeal

A roof is an important element of your home. It helps to cover the home so that exterior elements, including rain, dirt and pests, cannot make their way in. While a roof serves a functional purpose, it can also affect the overall aesthetic of your home. If your roof’s color, style, or material does not fit in with the rest of your home or looks bad, your home’s curb appeal can be negatively impacted. Here is more information about how a roof impacts your home’s curb appeal. 

Does a Roof Really Impact Curb Appeal? 

In some cases, a roof can make up 40 percent of the exterior of a home. This is a lot of space, and it is very visible. If the roof fits in with the overall feel and aesthetic of a home, people may not give the roof much thought. However, if the roof stands out because it does not fit in or looks poorly maintained, people’s eyes can be instantly drawn to the roof. This can deter from curb appeal and can even negatively affect the value of a home. 

Can My Roof Effect the Ability to Sell My Home? 

If your roof is in poor condition or negatively impacts your home’s curb appeal, it can affect how long your home sits on the market, how much you get for your home, or even if your home sells. The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers see when they pull up to your home. If the exterior of your home, including the roof, is dull, dated or looks to need repair, it can deter buyers or leave them with a negative first impression. When the real estate market is slow, this may lead to your home being passed over in favor of a different home. Replacing your roof before you put it up for sale can help you avoid this scenario. 

So, how to make sure your roof ups your home value?

If you are looking to replace your roof to help increase your home’s value, you want to ensure that the roof you select adds value to your home. An experienced roofing company can help you determine what types of roofs will match the look of your home while also adding value to the home. With so many roofing choices on the market, there is one that will be the perfect roofing option for your home. 

Most people think that you should consider replacing a roof when the roof is no longer functional. However, if your roof is taking away from your home’s curb appeal, it may be time to replace your older roof. Here at Dowd Roofing Co., we can help you pick out a new roof and install it. Our team can help you pick a roofing material that will add to your home’s overall aesthetic and curb appeal. Call us today to get started.