Homeowners often struggle with the question of whether or not they should repair damaged parts of their home or replace them altogether. The answer will usually depend on the cost of the repair or replacement weighed against the resale value of your property. Most roofing companies and contractors, however, would say that there are exceptions.
First impressions count; prospective buyers won’t even bother taking a look inside your home if, at first glance, they already see damage to the exterior. Relatively minor to moderate damage to the exterior can be repaired, but damage affecting the structure will warrant a replacement.
Windows and Siding
More and more home buyers are looking for green features in a home, with some even willing to pay more for energy-efficient features. As such, if your windows and siding have suffered so much damage that you need to replace them, upgrade to energy-efficient versions. These green features might be just what’s needed to clinch that sale.
Buyers also want their potential new home to stand out, so you need to make sure the three focal points of your exterior, namely your windows, siding, and roofing, have a consistent aesthetic that stands out from the rest of the neighborhood, but not so much that it clashes with the surrounding houses.
In addition to its contribution to the aesthetic appeal of your home, the roof also serves as your home’s first line of defense against the elements. Storm damage to the outer layer of your roof can usually be remedied, but, if the damage has spread to the roof’s underlying layers, then it would be better to have it replaced.
Water can seep through the exposed parts of your roof, which is why your roof should undergo routine inspections. Something as minor as a missing shingle can lead to major damage like wood rot and mold. But if you have a roofing contractor repair it immediately, you can prevent that minor problem from worsening.
Exterior Building Solutions offers emergency roof repair and restoration services, and has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. To get a free estimate, call (314) 729-7663, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in St. Louis and Chesterfield, MO.