3 Roofing Updates Or Repairs That A Handyman Can Complete To Increase Your Home's Resale Value

Posted on: 14 September 2016

If you are planning to sell your home, you may be thinking of making a few improvements to your property. When considering updates and repairs, you should prioritize by first concentrating on items that are essential to the functionality of your home, such as the roof.

If your roof is not in optimal condition, it can lower the final selling price of your home. Here are a few roofing updates and repairs that a handyman can complete to increase the resale value of your house.

Addition of a Skylight

A skylight is often located in the kitchen or restroom of a home. It adds natural light to a space without sacrificing the privacy of the home's occupants. In addition, it may reduce your electricity costs, since the need for artificial lighting is diminished.

An experienced handyman will know how to add a skylight without damaging the surrounding roof structure. It is important not to attempt this type of improvement on your own. Errors made during the installation could cause the skylight to leak, resulting in damage to the roof, ceiling and other components of your house. 

Installation of Metal Roofing

One way to increase your home's value is to hire a handyman to install metal roofing. Metal is one of the most durable materials available and increases the energy efficiency of a home. It can absorb heat during the winter months and reflect it during the summer. 

Not all metal roofs look the same. Your handyman can help you select a roof that fits the architectural design of your home. You can choose from metal roofing that has a matte finish, is shiny or mimics the appearance of wood. Additionally, the color of the metal can be selected. 

In some cases, the contractor may even be able to install the roof over your existing roof. 

Replacement of Compromised Areas of the Roof

The handyman can also replace compromised or rotted areas of your roof. Even if a buyer loves the look of your home, he or she is likely to hesitate to make an offer on a home that shows signs of a roof leak. 

As the handyman makes the repairs, the color and type of the replacement roofing material is matched to that of the existing roof. A seamless patch that is professionally applied will not leak and will be barely detectable.

To have your roof assessed and to obtain an estimate for repairs, replacement or improvements, contact a company like American Handyman Plus.

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Hi, my name is Mitch. Before retiring a few years ago, I worked in the roofing industry. Over the years, I worked in nearly every capacity, ranging from apprentice to general manager of the company. I know that purchasing a new roof for your home can be expensive and a bit intimidating. My goal is to provide useful advice to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your new roof. I'm going to share information about different roofing materials and why you may want to consider one over another. I'll also share where you can cut costs, and how to choose a reputable roofing company. I hope you find this information valuable.

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