Maintaining or replacing your roof can help you maximize your home’s curb appeal.
In life, first impressions are critical. They affect how we view someone or something and are often hard to reverse. When it comes to your home, the first impression someone has of it comes from viewing its exterior—its curb appeal. Homeowners often spend time focusing on landscaping, driveways, porches, and siding but often forget the largest exterior feature: the roof.
Believe it or not, your roof accounts for about 40-60% of your home’s visible exterior and is often one of the first things people notice. An attractive, well-maintained roof can update your home’s appearance and increase its overall curb appeal.
Why is Curb Appeal Important?
Beyond creating a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing environment, your home’s curb appeal is important for two reasons that go hand-in-hand: value and resale. An attractive exterior can increase your home’s overall value and is especially critical during home appraisals. If you are looking to sell your home, it’s helpful to note that homes with greater curb appeal sell quicker, and buyers are willing to invest more into them. Bonus: your home won’t be the gossip of the neighborhood.
How Can You Improve Your Roof’s Curb Appeal?
- Maintain It
Roof maintenance is key to not only keeping it functional but also keeping it attractive. Removing debris, replacing broken shingles, and cleaning your gutters can instantly update your home’s look and transform it from shabby to chic. Check out these roof maintenance tips to learn more about proper roof maintenance.
- Clean It
An essential part of roof maintenance is cleaning. A dirty, unkempt roof can age your home. Taking time to clean your roof (or have it professionally cleaned) can instantly change its appearance for the better.
- Replace It
A new roof can completely update your home’s look. From material (asphalt, metal, slate, tile etc.), to color (yes, there is more than brown), to shape, to style, there is a multitude of roofing options available that can easily balance functionality with aesthetics.
If you’re ready to improve your home’s curb appeal with your roof, E2 ROOFING is here to help. We provide comprehensive roofing services that can keep your roof both beautiful and functional for years to come.