If you’ve been considering a roof replacement for your Utah home but you haven’t quite gotten around to making a decision, you may want to stop procrastinating and get moving on the project.
The benefits of replacing the roof on your Utah home are almost too numerous to mention. Of course, you’ll give your home a big boost in curb appeal. You’ll also save money on your monthly energy bills and improve your home’s interior comfort.
What you may not realize, however, is that replacing your roof offers homeowners a number of lesser-known – but nonetheless impressive – benefits.
No. 1: Roof Replacement Reduces Your Homeowner Insurance Premiums
Installing a new roof can reduce your homeowner insurance premiums by more than one-third, according to a new report from Consumer Reports.
The amount you could save depends on the type of roofing materials you use for your project. Impact- and fire-resistant materials will net you the biggest savings. The reason for this is that the insurer can reduce their risk exposure if you’re less likely to make a claim for hail or fire damage.
Check with your insurance agent to see how much your actual savings may be for a roof replacement project.
No. 2: A New Roof Gives You an Instant Home Value Boost
Real estate agents know the value of a new roof when it comes time to sell your home. In fact, Home Advisor reports that 32 percent of Realtors® recently reported that a new roof had recently helped them sell a house.
Home Advisor also reports that roof replacement is the exterior home improvement project that appeals most to home buyers.
The numbers don’t lie. Recent remodeling impact research shows that a roof replacement increases the average home value by more than $8,000. With an average roof replacement cost of $7,500, you could actually be money ahead after you replace your home’s roof.
No. 3: You Won’t Believe Today’s New Roof Warranty Coverage
If you haven’t looked into getting a new roof for a while, prepare to be astounded.
Advanced roofing materials technology has produced multiple options that come with a lifetime warranty. For example, SteelROCK stone-coated steel roofing is light, highly fire-resistant, and unbelievably strong. It comes with a straightforward lifetime warranty that is non-prorated and fully transferable. It resists hail and is guaranteed to withstand wind speeds up to 120 mph.
If you’re a fan of slate tile roofing, check out the TRU Slate Collection. This material is half the weight and half the cost of slate and it includes a 50-year, non-prorated warranty that is also fully transferable. This material is rated up to 130 mph winds and it requires virtually no maintenance.
Even if you don’t plan to be in your home for decades to come, these roofing warranties will be a highly desirable amenity for potential home buyers.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of reroofing your Utah home, contact Knockout Roofing today. With locations in Riverton and Brigham City, we serve customers throughout northern Utah and the Salt Lake City metro area. Contact us today to request a customized estimate for your roof replacement project.