We homeowners are always looking for ways to boost the value of our home, ensuring that, if we decide to sell it in the future, we will get the best possible offer for it. This might be through building an extension, renovating the inside of the property or hiring a landscaper to make the garden look beautiful. Another option is to make sure it has a strong, attractive and efficient roof. Here’s why your home’s roof is so essential to the value of your property.
Energy-efficient roofs keep costs down
A strong, sturdy and well-insulated roof is key to enhancing your home’s energy-efficiency. In fact, in a poorly insulated home, about 25 per cent of the heat is lost through the roof! If you ensure that your home has a high-performance roof before you put it on the property market, then you may increase your chances of an offer. This is because an energy-efficient home generally incurs lower energy bills, which is a must for some potential homebuyers. It also means that the property will be as warm and comfortable as possible all year round.
Convert your loft space
If you really want to up the value of your property, you could consider converting your loft into an additional living space. Doing this will likely require some adjustments to your roof, so you’ll want to have expert roofers on board if you decide to go down this road. Your loft conversion could be used for an extra bedroom, study, lounge or even another bathroom. Rather than extending outwards and using up precious garden space, loft conversions let you work with the room you already have availabile – converting it into more useful space.
Enhance the overall appeal of your property
As a potential homebuyer, there’s nothing more off-putting than walking into a property and seeing loads of things that need repairing (and by this we mean costly, time-consuming repairs). Unless, of course, you’re one of those homebuyers that likes a project! For most homebuyers, it’s very appealing when a property has been well cared for and updated. If the roof is a shambles, the person viewing your house might be put off by the thought of having to get it repaired (or even replaced, depending on the extent of the damage).
Here at South Thames Roofing, we can help you boost the value of your home with a high-quality and well-maintained roof. If you live in Twickenham, Tolworth, Wallington or a nearby area of South London or Surrey, contact us today for a free, no-obligation quotation.