4 Reasons You Should Consider a Metal Roof When Flipping Houses
You just found the perfect fixer-upper. Great location, great view, but the home needs a lot of love. As part of the flip, you plan to replace the roof, but you’re not quite sure which roofing material to use.
Asphalt shingles are one of the cheapest roofing materials on the market, but the need to replace them every 12 to 20 years may turn-off potential buyers or prevent them from offering a premium price.
Demand is rapidly growing for durable and sustainable roofing options, and seasoned home-flippers are increasingly moving away from asphalt by upgrading their flips with metal roofs.
Read on to learn the benefits of a premium roofing product, like DECRA Metal for your next flip.
1. Increase Resale Value
A metal roof can increase home value up to 6%, largely thanks to these features:
- Longevity: Metal roofs have a lifespan that is two to three times longer than traditional roofing materials, like asphalt, tile, and wood, which means fewer replacements down the line for homebuyers.
- Durability: Metal roofs are engineered to withstand the elements, and are warrantied for winds up to 120mph and hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter, which gives homebuyers peace of mind, especially in hail, tornado, and hurricane-prone areas.
- Energy Efficiency: Metal roofs can reduce cooling costs by up to 25%, which is becoming an increasingly popular selling point.
2. Versatile Installation Options
When flipping a house, you want renovations to move as quickly as possible to get the quickest ROI. But that’s not always possible when using traditional roofing materials.
Unlike asphalt shingles, which generally can’t be installed at temperatures below 45 degrees, metal roofs can be installed year-round. This is an important consideration for house flippers who are looking to sell or rent out properties year-round.
Another important factor to mention about installation is re-roofs. Metal roofs can often be installed on top of existing asphalt shingles depending on local building codes. This expedites the time it takes to complete the project, thus saving on construction costs.
3. Enhance Curb Appeal with DECRA Stone-Coated Steel
Remember, the roof is one of the first things people see when viewing your property. By renovating it, you’ll not only upgrade the aesthetics of the home, but you may sell it faster as prospective buyers are more inclined to look inside if they like what they see on the outside.
In a study, 29% of homeowners reported that they selected a home with metal roofing because it was more attractive.
As the original stone-coated steel roofing manufacturer, DECRA understands the importance of style and strength in a roofing solution. A DECRA metal roof can effortlessly provide the classic elegance of barrel-stye Italian tile or the bold appearance of thick-cut shingles.
We apply a state-of-the-art acrylic resin coating into our base coat of aluminum-zinc alloy hot-dip steel coils to produce all of our products. This provides the ideal surface for adhering the stone granules on top of the based steel sheets, offering vivid colors and distinct textures that can replicate the look of shingles, tiles, or shakes without sacrificing durability or longevity. This is important for homebuyers who aren’t willing to compromise on style or strength.
4. Easily Transfer the Lifetime Limited Warranty to New Owners
Very few roofing manufacturers offer warranty transfers, which can be a difficult situation for flippers looking to upgrade the resale value of their property with a new roof. Without a transferable warranty, buyers may have hesitations about offering a premium price.
All DECRA roofs are backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty that is transferable to the subsequent property owner within 20 years of the initial installation.
So if you’re not ready to sell the property right away, you can rely on this warranty before easily transferring it to the new owner. DECRA’s warranty also comes with the highest possible Class 4 impact rating and is warrantied for:
- Wind up to 120 miles per hour.
- Hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter.
Upsell Your Flip With a DECRA Metal Roof
The number one priority of any house flip is to improve property value. With a stone-coated metal roof from DECRA, you can increase both value and demand for your property. For more information about the benefits of stone-coated metal roofing for house flippers, contact one of our roofing advisors today.