Your home’s roof protects your family, the underlying structure and contents housed therein from the elements. Keeping it well maintained and in top condition helps preserve and in some cases enhance the overall value of your home.
It is worth noting that with time, your roof begins to show the wearing effect of continuous exposure to the elements. This can negatively affect its appearance and ability to keep out these damaging elements. You can however give it a fresh new look by painting it, and with it enjoy the value adding benefits described below.
Improved Aesthetic Appeal
Painting your roof can help increase the overall value of your home by simply improving its aesthetic appeal. When people look at your home, one of the standout features they see is the roof. Simply giving it a fresh new look with a new coat of paint can give the entire structure a noticeable lift in terms of appearance.
If you intend to sell your home, buyers will be drawn to the property because of the newly painted roof’s appeal. They will also be more willing to pay a higher price as a result of the enhanced curb appeal.
As previously stated, the damaging effects of extended exposure to the elements can leave your home’s roof looking old and unable to protect the underlying structure against the external weather. An ageing roof is also bound to develop regular roof problems, making it costlier to maintain.
With the right type of roofing paint, you can be able to protect the surface of the roofing material against the damaging effects of the elements. For instance, properly painting your roof can help prevent the growth of lichens and algae, and with it, prevent their damaging effects as well.
By keeping your home’s roof in its best condition for an extended period, you get to enjoy a longer, problem free, period of use. This combined with the reduced maintenance costs effectively boosts your overall home value.
Today you can find a huge variety of roof coatings designed to help boost your roof’s ability to insulate your home and create worthwhile energy savings. By ensuring that the roof can reflect away excess heat from the sun to keep your home’s interior comfortably cool during the hotter months of the year, your air conditioning bill stays lower. These savings can add up over time, creating immense value.
As you can see from the above, painting your roof can increase the value of your home in a number of ways.