Local homeowners preparing to put their house on the market are often confronted with the harsh reality of having to replace their roof. Have you been told you need to replace your roof before selling your home? This blog will discuss factors you should consider when choosing a roof to maximize your home’s value. The type of roof you choose can greatly affect your property’s desirability on the open market.
Choosing a Roof for Florida Homes:
Keep It Simple
As a seller, replacing your roof is about return on investment. It is important to install a roof that will help sell your home quickly.
When a buyer looks at your property from the curb, or via an online listing- the roof accounts for 25% to 40% of what the eye sees. As important as roof quality is, an ugly roof will ruin curb appeal. Remember to “keep it simple,” and maximize the attention brought to your home when viewed from a far. When in doubt, pick a color or blend similar to what your neighbors are using. Use Google Maps as a tool to survey your neighborhood. Share the schemes you like best with your roofing contractor.
Average Makes The Grade
Many of us are old enough to remember “pass / fail” courses in college. No A’s, B’s, or C’s, just a “pass” or a “fail” at semester’s end. When you’re picking a roof for a property you want to sell, think of your decision as a “pass / fail” course. Average is a great grade. It’s not uncommon for a homeowner to actually hurt the desirability of their home trying to choose the perfect roof. What may seem beautiful to you, may be an eyesore to a perspective buyer. Remember up to 40% of the picture from the curb is the roof. Do not be afraid to pick a safe color, or color that is already common in the neighborhood. If you have a homeowner’s association, they will often dictate the types and colors of shingles you may use. Make sure to double check regulations before finalizing with your roofing contractor.
Florida Temps vs Dark Shingles
Florida’s extreme weather is something to consider when choosing a shingle color. Remember dark colored shingles retain heat, light colored shingles repel heat. Light vs dark shingle color can mean up to a 40° degree difference in attic temperature. Not to say you can’t choose a dark colored shingle, in fact certain exterior colors pair much better with dark shingles. Just something to keep in mind when making your final decision.
Power of Grey
When in doubt, homeowners often choose charcoal grey. Grey matches well with almost every exterior color, creating a pleasing curb appeal that does not speak too loudly. Grey is plain, simple, and average- which can help sell a property quickly. Avoid having the most unique roof on the block. Charcoal grey is the definition of average, and blends perfectly in almost all cases.
Still in doubt? Don’t worry! Our experts at Roof It Right are here to help you choose the perfect roof as you prepare to sell your home. Contact us today for Florida’s preeminent roofing experience. Proudly serving Jacksonville, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, and surrounding areas. Offering contactless or virtual appointments. Roof It Right so you can sleep at night.