Will a New Roof Increase Home Value?

There are many home improvement projects that can increase a home’s value. But most of them are focused on remodeling interior rooms. Many homeowners overlook the value of a new roof as they prepare to sell their homes. A new roof improves curb appeal, lowers energy costs, and increases home value.

Added Value of a New Roof

new roof replacement and installationIf you are planning to sell your home, a new roof can increase your home’s resale value by $12,000 to $15,000. In addition to the increased resale value, a new roof also provides both short-term and long-term benefits.

A new roof will immediately increase the curb appeal and make a good first impression on prospective buyers. In addition to appearance, a new roof has important long-term values. A new roof offers better protection from the weather and keeps your home, family, and belongings safe. It also improves the home’s energy efficiency and can lower heating and cooling costs.

When you replace your home’s roof before selling you can have a higher asking price, receive more offers, and have a quicker sale process. A new roof is attractive to buyers because it will save them the time, money, and hassle of replacement and repairs. It’s one less thing they have to worry about.

When to Install a New Roof

Asphalt shingle roofs can last anywhere between 15 to 25 years. If your home’s roof is reaching the 20-year mark, you may want to consider getting a new roof. There are also several signs that indicate your roof needs replacing:

  • Visibly sagging roof
  • Moss or dark streaks on the roof
  • Loose, curled, cracked, or missing shingles
  • Missing or damaged flashing, gutter guards, or fascia
  • Interior water stains in the attic or top floor of your home


If you plan to sell your home, have your roof inspected by a roofing contractor. If your roof is in good condition, it may not be worth the investment to install a new roof. If you do need a new roof, have repairs completed before you list your house.

If the underlying roof structure is in good condition, it is possible that you may only need to re-roof your home by putting new shingles over top of the old ones. However, if your roof is showing signs of damage, it is best to replace the roof. This means removing all the shingles, repairing any damage to the roof structure, and installing new shingles.

Southern Maine’s Best Roofing Services

The Roof Doctors is a family-owned and operated business that has been proudly serving Southern and Central Maine for over 25 years. Our teams specialize in roof replacement and new roof installation. We take great pride in our work and provide high-quality, reliable roofing services at affordable prices.

Our superior craftsmanship and excellent customer service have earned us an A+ BBB rating and over 150 positive Google reviews. You can trust that The Roof Doctors will get your roof done right!

If your home is in need of a new roof, contact The Roof Doctors at (207) 772-2719 for a quote.

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