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Why You Should Install a Metal Roof Before Selling Your Home

Trevor Underwood • February 22, 2021

Why You Should Install a Metal Roof Before Selling Your Home


In the 2019 Remodeling Impact Report, realtors were asked to rank exterior projects in terms of their appeal to buyers. New roofing topped the list for a variety of reasons, including the added value they offer.

Are you looking to move? While it’s not a requirement to list or sell, you may want to consider replacing your roof before selling it to increase your home’s value.

For starters, a modern metal roof can increase a home’s value up to 6%. Still, that's one of the many reasons sellers are moving away from traditional roofing materials and choosing DECRA Metal Roofing when increasing their homes' return on investment. Additional benefits include added durability, energy efficiency, and longevity that appeal to new buyers, which can be used as marketing tools by a real estate agent.

Are you ready to increase your home’s property value? Let’s move forward by covering why you should install DECRA Metal Roofing before selling your home.

Metal Roofing Increases Resale Value

A roof nearing the end of its life will deplete the value of your property when selling it. Plus, visible signs of wear and tear may deter potential buyers from putting in an offer since most buyers simply don’t want to go through the hassle of replacing a roof after purchasing a home.

Again, upgrading to a metal roof may increase a home’s value by up to 6% compared to using other materials. By elevating your home with a DECRA stone-coated metal roof, your chances of selling not only increase, but you might be able to sell your home for more thanks to the added benefits DECRA roofing offers, such as:

  • Longevity: Metal roofs have a lifespan that is two to three times longer than traditional roofing materials, like asphalt, tile, and wood. That statistic alone justifies a higher selling price to homebuyers, but there’s more.
  • Durability: With the exceptional durability of stone-coated steel, DECRA roofs are resistant to cracking or splitting. Additionally, the strength of steel and an interlocking and overlapping technique gives DECRA roofs one of the highest wind uplift ratings on the market.
  • Energy Efficiency: Metal roofs can reduce cooling costs by up to 25%. This adds another selling point to cover when speaking on the long-term value of stone-coated metal roofing to potential buyers.
Additionally, homeowners can also recoup up to 85.9% of the initial cost of a metal roof. This is a huge selling point to buyers who want the best return on their investment when purchasing a new property.

Enhance Curbside Appeal with DECRA

There's something to be said about curbside appeal – a home either has it or it doesn't. If your home is among the latter, a metal roof can help elevate your dwelling's appearance before selling.

The best part? DECRA Metal Roofing comes in a wide range of colors, styles, and textures that suit the most discerning of tastes. From DECRA Tile that brings durable beauty without the deficiencies of clay to DECRA Shake that provides rich appeal without the shortcomings of wood, our metal roofs can augment any color scheme or style. What's more, they also enhance your home's exterior, which plays a major role in the selling process.

Beyond that, metal roofing is the second most popular type of residential roofing, according to the 2019 Dodge Report. In fact, the market share doubled in 2019 and industry analysts attribute style and design to the increased demand for metal roofing and its resiliency in climate extremes.

Visualize Your Home With a Decra Roof

Yes, You Can Transfer Your Warranty to a New Owner

Other metal roofing manufacturers limit the length of the warranty. Some also don’t allow warranty transfers when selling a home. However, DECRA roofs are backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty that comes with buyer-friendly terms and act as an excellent selling point for many real estate agents looking to capitalize on the longevity of metal roofing.

This means homeowners may transfer their warranty to a subsequent property owner during the first 20 years after initial installation. That way, the new owner gains added protection through the duration of the warranty. What’s more, the warranty covers winds up to 120 miles per hour and hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter.

In areas where hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, or high-winds are common, this warranty is a great way to upsell your home to prospective buyers who need added protection against the elements.

Get an Estimate for a DECRA Metal Roof Today

The unmatched durability, longevity, and elegance of a stone-coated metal roof make for a great selling point while increasing your property's return on investment.

If you’re interested in purchasing a DECRA Metal Roof before selling your home, contact one of our roofing advisors today. 

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