How does your roof impact your home’s curb appeal? Believe it or not, your roof curb appeal is a real thing.
Every drive by a house and admire its beautiful looks? Chances are you have and for good reason. Homes are designed to be pieces of artwork that are meant to attract eyes and do have many positive, practical consequences.
That exterior perception we see is called curb appeal, and chances are the roof wasn’t the first thing that attracted your eyes, but nevertheless plays an important role in how your house is perceived. If you were the one who didn’t put two and two together, don’t worry!
Last week we answered frequently asked roofing questions, today, we will discuss how your roof impacts your curb appeal.
Why Does Curb Appeal Matters?
Curb appeal as mentioned before is the exterior perception of your house in regards to its overall aesthetics. It sets expectations and it plays an integral part in making a first, great impression to home appraisers and prospective buyers if you’re selling your home.
Roofs play a huge role in your home’s look, therefore make it look good! Failing to do so, can throw things off balance and I’m not just talking structurally, but the whole ball of wax beyond that and we will dive into it more!
👉 See what we shared in this article about ways to improve your curb appeal!
5 Ways YOUR Roof Impacts Your Home’s Curb Appeal
1. Boosts your home’s aesthetics
As time progresses, modern roofing designs are becoming more contoured and polished, giving off a more refined, classical, and refreshing look that will for sure turn heads! Roofs, although usually overlooked, are one of the largest parts of your home’s exterior and therefore can give your home a boost in overall curb appeal.
Roofing material can often be found in different colors as well to match particular color schemes of your house! While creativity is welcomed, make sure practicality in the material composition (for example, asphalt shingles vs. metal roof) is also considered for the long-term sustainability of your roof.
2. Unkempt Roof creates a bad impression
Home appraisers and prospective buyers will take into account your home’s curb appeal in their final calculations and decisions, and an unkempt roof will make your home look unworthy of being perceived well. If your roof is old, dull, and/or damaged, be sure to be proactive and make repairs in a timely manner.
A well-maintained roof is eye candy to the public, which means a higher probability of attracting a buyer if you’re trying to sell let alone getting your home appraised at a higher price value than before.
3. Material Composition of Roofing Shingles
As mentioned before, practicality reigns supreme, but that and creativity doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive! When considering roofing shingles, understand that certain materials over time simply can’t endure the pressure from the elements and can crack and break down, leaving your roof looking like a hot mess!
Planning for the long term and investing in high-quality roofing shingles is a step in the right direction in creating a professional, scenic look to showcase to the world!
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4. Faulty Gutters are Bad News
Gutters control the drainage system of water from your roof and are located at the very edge of the roof. Periodically, gutters can get clogged, have damaged brackets, simply are not sufficiently fastened to the fascia boards, thus causing leaks! The leaks can stain walls on both the exterior let alone the interior walls, which can spawn mold and mildew. Not a good look!
Proper maintenance of gutters to see if they are in functioning condition, can ensure your exterior walls are not damaged or unsightly. Proper displacement of water (from rain gutters) keeps your curb appeal intact in the long run!
Your Roof’s Shape Matters
The roof shape is one aspect of a roof’s impact on curb appeal that is widely underrated because we don’t think of the foundation. A proper roof shape will fit well structurally in relation to the adjacent walls and often blend in or go unnoticed.
However, the wrong roof shape will stick out like a sore thumb! It will seem imbalanced and off-putting to the public, severely damaging curb appeal. Keep in mind roof shape is a very complicated structural matter that requires expertise to understand, so contacting your local roofing company will sure be the best resource to field your questions or assess your situation.
What’s the Verdict?
When it comes to the roof’s impact on your home’s curb appeal, there is more than meets the eye! Roofs play a huge role in serving as an aesthetic haven that should be taken advantage of because whether it be roof material, design or shape, you have the opportunity to make your home catch the eyes of the public.
Think practically, be proactive, and ensure proper care and maintenance, and your roof will have a huge impact in a positive way on your home’s curb appeal.