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5 Roof Replacement Ideas to Boost Your Home's Value

August , 2023 | 10 min. read

By Anthony Marzbanian

Synthetic shakes on a Lowcountry style home

Are you looking for ways to boost your home's value and curb appeal? Your roof is a great place to start. Your roof keeps your home safe and also adds to its beauty. 

We have over 30 years of experience in the roofing industry. Our family at RoofCrafters knows that replacing your roof is an important investment. And you choosing the best material can have a major impact on the longevity and resale value of your home.

standing metal roof on a sea foam color Florida home

That's why we've put together this article. I'll show you five ideas to replace your roof. These ideas will add value to your home and make it stand out in your neighborhood.

Let's dive in and explore how a new roof can transform your home!

Roofing Material #1: Upgraded Architectural Shingles


Upgraded Premium GAF Timberline UHDZ shingle

Upgraded architectural shingles are a popular material that can boost your home's value. They're thicker and have a deeper dimensional design. They will also provide better protection against harsh weather conditions.

Benefits of Home Value

Premium architectural shingles will also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home. You can choose from many styles and colors to find one that matches your home and personal style. Additionally, they have a longer lifespan, which is appealing to potential homebuyers.

Cost Considerations

Upgraded architectural shingles are slightly more expensive than standard architectural shingles. But they can be a worthwhile investment in the long run. The price for them is $5 to $6 per square foot. A 2000 square foot home the average price is $15,000. The installation cost will change depending on how complex the roof design is. The extra cost is worth it because of the added protection and nice appearance.

Examples and Visuals

Take a look at an example of a home with this type of roofing material: 

two-story home with a new GAF Timberline UHDZ shingle in Pewter grayPewter Gray GAF Timberline UHDZ


large two-story brick home CertainTeed LandMark Pro shingle in the color of reshawn shakeReshawn Shake CertainTeed Landmark Pro


Roofing Material #2: Metal Roofing


Many homeowners like metal roofing because it is strong and looks nice. Metal comes in different material options. It also comes in several styles like standing seam, corrugated, and 5-V panels.

up close photo of a red standing seam roof with a chimney and 2 sun-tunnel skylights

Benefits of Home Value

One of the biggest benefits of metal roofing is that it can increase the value of your home. According to a report by Remodeling Magazine. Homeowners who put a metal roof on their homes made over 45% more money when selling.

Besides boosting your home's value, metal roofing is also energy-efficient. Reflecting heat from the sun can lower energy bills and keep your home cooler in summer.

Cost Considerations

Metal roofs cost more than asphalt shingles, but they can last 50 years or longer with good upkeep. The price of metal roofs can change based on the design, material, and installation needs. On average, homeowners can expect to pay between $8 to $19 per square foot for a metal roof installation.

Examples and Visuals

To show you the various styles and colors, here are some homes with metal roofs.

black steel metal standing seam roof on a beautiful home with lots of treesBlack Standing Seam


Lowcountry style home with 5v crimp metal roofBrown 5-V Crimp


red maxi-rib screw down ,metal roof on a brick homeRed Multi-Rib

Roofing Material #3: Decra Metal Tile or Shake Roofing


here is your tiles without the weight of clay or concrete. If you want a material that is strong like metal but looks like tile or shakes. Decra metal tile or shake roofing may be a perfect option. 

stone-coated metal tile roof on a Florida-style home

Benefits of Home Value

Decra metal tile or shake roofing can make your home more valuable because it looks great and lasts a long time. The distinctive look of tile or shake roofing adds character and beauty to most homes. The durability of metal also ensures that your roof will last for decades.

Cost Considerations

Decra metal tile or shake roofing is more expensive than other options because it is premium. In the end, it can save money because it lasts a long time and needs little upkeep. They can range between $13 and $22 per square foot.

Examples and Visuals

Decra metal tile or shake roofing comes in a variety of colors and styles to match the aesthetic of your home. Here are some examples of homes with Decra metal tile or shake roofing:

Beautiful stucco home with Decra Villa TimeAmalifi Sand Metal Villa Tile


blue-gray metal shingles on a 2-story hip and gable-style roof up close Blue-Gray Metal Shingles


Beautiful brick home with a Decra Shake roofPinnacle Grey Metal Shakes

Roofing Material #4: Synthetic Slate or Shake Roofing


Many homeowners are choosing synthetic slate or shake roofing as an alternative option. It's a high-end look without the high cost of real natural material. These roofs look like real slate or cedar shakes because they're made of plastic and rubber. Yet they are much cheaper and will last as long.

up close of synthetic wood shakes on a roof

Benefits of Home Value

You can make your home look better and worth more by using synthetic slate or shake roofing. These materials are resistant to weather damage, fire, and impact. This will make your home more appealing and boost the curb appeal. You can choose from different colors and styles to match your home's architecture.

Cost Considerations

Yes, synthetic slate or shake roofing will be more expensive than traditional shingles. But it's still more affordable than natural slate or cedar shake. Also, these materials last a long time, so they're a good investment. Synthetic slate or shake roofs average $15-$22 per square foot.

Keep in mind that the price to install your roof may change based on its complexity and local labor rates.

Examples and Visuals

Here are some examples of synthetic slate or shake roofing:

beautiful brick home with Ecostar synthetic slate roof and copper bay windowSynthetic Slate Roof


Large brick home with a steel synthetic wood shake roofSynthetic Wood Shakes


Roofing Material #5: Combination of Asphalt Shingles and Metal Roofing Accents


To make your home look unique and modern, you can use a mix of asphalt shingles and metal roofing accents. Many homes with modern or Southern-style designs choose this roofing system.

home with shingles and metal roofing-1

Benefits of Home Value

By installing the right combination of shingles and metal roofing. You can significantly increase your home's value. This roofing system lasts 50 years with proper care. It's durable and saves energy. The roof's modern look and unique design can make your home stand out in the neighborhood.

Cost Considerations

The price of a combination roofing system can change based on the materials, roof size, and design. Generally, metal roofing accents are more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles. Yet, the long lifespan and energy efficiency of the system can help offset the initial cost. The final price will depend on the size of the accents and shingle roof. 

Examples and Visuals

Here are some examples of homes with asphalt shingle and metal accents:

low country home with shingles and metal roofingDark Gray Shingles with Copper Standing Seam


two-story white home with black shingles with a one story wrap around porch that has metal roofingBlack Shingles with Black Standing Seam


beautiful split-level home with shingles and metal roofingCharcoal Shingles with Bronze Standing Seam

Conclusion: Choosing the Best Roofing Material for Your Home Value


Getting a new roof can raise your home's value. Picking the right roofing material matters. Considering the benefits and cost considerations of each option. You'll find the perfect roofing material to meet your home value goals.

Whether you opt for upgraded architectural shingles or metal roofing. Or a combination of both! Get advice from a skilled roofing company to help you choose the right option. 

RoofCrafters has been helping homeowners in the Southeast for over 30 years. Our experts can answer your questions and help you pick the best roofing material for your home. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.

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Anthony Marzbanian

My name is Anthony, and I am the lead estimator of RoofCrafters’ Georgia/South Carolina division. The roof is the most important part of a structure, and people count on that to protect themselves and their families. That is one of the many reasons why I love my job and enjoy coming to work every day. The continuous training, honesty, and providing the customer with the Roofcrafters experience is what makes me the best in the business.