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Roof Replacement and Property Value: Impacts of the New Roof

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on why a new roof installation for your home or building might be an ideal financial move to make. A new roof improves appearance and functionality while also increasing warranty length, and is often preferable to repeated repairs of the same roofing issue.

At Whitaker Roofing, we’re proud to offer the best roof replacement services in SLC and other parts of Utah, bringing our clients quality roofing systems and materials to fill all their needs. In today’s part two of our series, let’s look at the ways a new roof impacts your home’s value, plus why these basic concepts often dictate a roof replacement.


One of the key areas where a new roof will impact your property’s overall value is within the realm of insulation, and specifically insulation’s ability to keep your home cool or warm, depending on where you live or what activities are happening inside the building. A new roof installation often comes with better insulation, which means reduced heat loss/gain within the entire structure.

Additionally, if your current roof is old and lacks proper insulation, then it’s likely losing heat through its roofing system, not to mention you’re probably spending more money on heating and cooling than is really necessary.

Aesthetics and Curb Appeal

Another major area where the roof will play a role in your home’s value is aesthetics and curb appeal. A new roof installation can often give a home a much-needed facelift, making it look more modern and attractive to potential buyers or tenants.

In fact, some studies have shown that a new roof can increase the resale value of a home by up to 10 percent. So, if you’re looking to sell your home, then a new roof is one of the simplest ways to increase the value.

Warranty Length and Protection

One of the major benefits that accompanies a new roof installation for homeowners or building managers is increased warranty length and protection, which can be up to 50 years, depending on the product and company you choose.

This increased warranty length often comes with reduced or eliminated repair costs, meaning that you’re less likely to have to spend money on roofing repairs in the future. This can be a major selling point for potential buyers down the road.

Functionality and Longevity

Finally, one of the most important benefits of a new roof installation is increased functionality and longevity. The roofing materials that come with a new roof are often superior in terms of quality, meaning they’ll last longer, sometimes up to 50 years or more, depending on the product type and how well you maintain your home’s exterior.

All these factors work together to make the investment in a new roof worth it for many home or building owners. For more on this, or to learn about any of our roof replacement or roof repair services, speak to the staff at Whitaker Roofing today.