One of the most effective ways to increase the value of your home is with the installation of a new roof. Compared to other home improvement projects such as updating large appliances or converting a closet to a bathroom, installing a new roof tops the list for increasing the value of your home. In fact, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), almost 40% of homeowners perceive home remodeling as the most effective method for increasing the value of their homes. In addition to increasing the value of your home, installing a new asphalt shingle roof offers other benefits that make the home improvement project worthwhile.
The improved value to your home after the installation of a new roof is a primary reason to have a team of experienced professionals perform the project. Malarkey Roofing Products specifically recommends working with one of our Certified Residential Contractors for expert asphalt shingle installation. Working with a professional, Certified Residential Contractor ensures quality craftsmanship and warrantied work.
The engineered performance of Malarkey’s shingle lines also provides additional value to the homes that they cover. For instance, Malarkey’s shingle lines with Flexor™ and Nexgen™ polymer modified asphalt technology protect homes with Class 4 and/or Class 3 UL2218 impact resistance. This technology enables extra security for the roof deck and home below.
Malarkey also offers the Ecoasis™ shingle line, which utilize Cool Roofing Granules to deflect heat caused by the sun. These shingles also meet requirements for the Cool Roofing Rating Council and the California Energy Code Title 24, Part 6. Ecoasis Premium and Sol meet ENERGY STAR. Such designations have also been known increase home values for their contributions in limiting HVAC use inside the home.
Furthermore, while it is difficult to assign an appearance value to the installation of architectural asphalt shingles on a roof, it does influence the curb appeal of a home, which is tied to value. The roof, in many respects, is one of the most visible features to prospective buyers. Many prospective homebuyers rely on first impressions to decide whether to approach home sellers for more information. Moreover, building inspectors and appraisers also determine home values by first assessing roof conditions.
Installing a new roof is one of the biggest investments you can expect to make for your home. So it’s best to do it once, and to do it right. The significant investment should prompt comprehensive research and selection of a roofing contractor with a proven record. Click here to find one in your area.