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5 Roof Replacement Ideas to Boost Your Home's Value

May , 2023 | 8 min. read

By Nicole Corson

Paper money house built with hundred dollar bills

Are you looking for ways to boost your home's value and curb appeal? Your roof is a great place to start. Not only does your roof protect your home from the elements, but it also plays a significant role in your home's aesthetic appeal. 

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.

That's why we've put together this article. To show you five roof replacement ideas that'll not only add value to your home but also 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


GAF HDZ & GAF UHDZ side-by-side visual comparrison Regular vs Upgraded

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 your home with better protection against harsh weather conditions.

Benefits of Home Value


Upgraded architectural shingles will also enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home. They come in a variety of styles and colors, making it easier to match your home's architecture and personal preferences. In addition, they last longer, which can be an attractive selling point 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. They typically cost around $5 to $6 per square foot, with the installation cost varying based on the complexity of the roof design.

With the added protection and aesthetic appeal the extra cost is certainly worth the investment.

Examples and Visual of Upgraded Shingles


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 gray

Roofing Material #2: Metal Roofing


Metal roofing has become a popular choice among homeowners due to its durability and aesthetic appeal. Metal is available in a variety of styles, including standing seam, corrugated, and interlocking panels.

Benefits of Home Value


One of the biggest benefits of metal roofing is that it can greatly increase the value of your home. According to a report by Remodeling Magazine. Homeowners who buy a metal roof saw an average return on investment of over 45% when selling their homes.

Galvalume standing seam metal roof with hips and valleys on a stucco home with a 2 car garage

Besides boosting your home's value, metal roofing is also energy-efficient. It can help lower your energy bills by reflecting heat from the sun, keeping your home cooler in the summer months. 

Cost Considerations


While metal roofing is more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles, it can last up to 50 years or more with proper maintenance. The cost of metal roofing can vary depending on the style, material, and installation requirements. On average, homeowners can expect to pay between $8 to $19 per square foot for a metal roof installation.

Example and Visual of Metal Roofing


Here's an example of a home with a standing seam metal roof. This will give you an idea of what to expect:

black metal standing seam roof-1

Roofing Material #3: Decra Metal Tile or Shake Roofing


Tiles without the weight of clay or concrete. If you're looking for a material that combines the durability of metal with the classic look of tile or shakes. Decra metal tile or shake roofing may be a perfect option. 

Benefits of Home Value


Beautiful stucco home with Decra Villa Time

Decra metal tile or shake roofing can significantly increase the value of your home due to its curb appeal and longevity. 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 a premium roofing material and is generally more expensive than other roofing options. However, its long lifespan and low maintenance needs can make it a cost-effective choice in the long run.

Example and Visual of Decra Metal Tile


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


Roofing Material #4: Synthetic Slate or Shake Roofing


Synthetic slate or shake roofing is becoming a popular option for homeowners looking for an alternative option. It's a high-end look without the high cost of real natural material. Made from a combination of plastic and rubber, they mimic the appearance of natural slate or cedar shake roofs. Yet they are much cheaper and will last as long.

Benefits of Home Value


up close of synthetic wood shakes on a roof

Installing synthetic slate or shake roofing can increase the curb appeal and value of your home. These materials are resistant to weather damage, fire, and impact. This will make your home more appealing and boost the curb appeal. They also come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can customize the look of your roof to match the architecture of your home.

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. Additionally, the long lifespan of these materials can make them a cost-effective investment in the long run.

It's important to note that the cost of installation can vary depending on the complexity of your roof and the cost of labor in your area.

Example and Visual of Synthetic Slate Roofing


Here is an example of a synthetic slate roof with a copper bay window as an accent:

beautiful brick home with Ecostar synthetic slate roof and copper bay window

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


A combination of asphalt shingles and metal roofing accents can give your home a unique and modern look. This type of roofing system is particularly popular for homes with a contemporary or Lowcountry design.

Benefits of Home Value


two-story white home with black shingles with a one story wrap around porch that has metal roofing

By installing the right combination of shingles and metal roofing. You can significantly increase your home's value. This type of roofing system is durable, energy-efficient, and can last for up to 50 years with proper maintenance. Additionally, the modern look and unique design of the roof can set your home apart from others in the neighborhood.

Cost Considerations


The cost of a combination roofing system can vary depending on the materials used, the size of the roof, and the complexity of the 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.

Example and Visual of Asphalt with Metal Accent


Here's an example of how we can combine traditional asphalt shingle and metal roofing to provide a warm welcoming classy look:

beautiful split-level home with shingles and metal roofing

Conclusion: Choosing the Best Roofing Material for Your Home Value


Investing in a new roof can increase your home's value, and choosing the right roofing material can make all the difference. 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! Consult with an experienced roofing company to help guide you through the selection process. 

At RoofCrafters, we've been helping homeowners in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida for over 30 years. Our family of professionals is here to answer your questions and to help educate you on choosing the best roofing material for your home. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.

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Nicole Corson

At RoofCrafters, our mission is to provide job opportunities for others to thrive and grow while making a meaningful impact within our communities.