What kind of roof should I get?

What kind of roof should I get?

Posted on May 17, 2013
Comp Roof
Composition Roof
Slate Roof
Slate Roof
Syn Slate
Synthetic Slate
Steel Roof
Standing Steel
Tile Roof
Tile Roof
Stone Coat
Stone Coated Steel
Shake Wood
Shake/Wood Roof
Bitumen
Modified Bitumen
 

A new roof is an investment – both for the years you spend in your home and the price tag you put on it when it’s time to sell. But what type of material should you use? How much should you spend?

It all comes down to location and home value.

Choose a roof that fits in with the neighborhood.

Do all your neighbors have composition roofs, or do they mostly have tile? Choose a similar material – and check with your homeowner’s association (if you have one) to ensure your choice will be approved.

Don’t spend more than 10 percent of your home’s value.

Don’t put an expensive roof on a $60,000 house. The resale value added to the house will not be enough to offset your cost; a $6,000 roof is a better bet. Of course, feel free to spend up to $25,000 on a $250,000 house. That will give you a good return on investment when you sell your home later.

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