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The Curb Appeal of Your Home Starts with an Appealing Roofing System

by Peyton Sanders

When it comes to home improvement, most people focus on landscaping, repainting the home, and even installing a new kerb. Homeowners rarely think about the roof and the role it plays in improving the curb appeal of the property. The truth is, the roof is the largest exterior structure, and it is among the first things that people see as they approach your home. Improving the curb appeal of your roof can help in sprucing up the house and giving it a fresh, new look. However, how do you achieve this?

Here are some few actionable steps that you can take to boost the appearance of your home by working on your roof.

Refresh the roof

Just like you need paint to refresh your walls, the roof also requires maintenance to look new and visually appealing. Roofs rarely get stains, but if mould and algae grow on the surface, they can leave the roof looking streaked and old. Clean the roof using a low-pressure washing machine to get rid of dirt, grime, and mould on the surface. Giving the roof a deep clean will restore its beautiful colour. It will also improve its energy saving capabilities because a clean roof can prevent solar absorption and help in reducing cooling costs.

Repair broken components

The roof is made up of various parts that work together to shield your home from the elements. Among these are the gutters which redirect rainwater from the home's foundation. Damaged gutters can compromise your roof's structural integrity. They can also develop leaks and facilitate water damage on your exterior walls and window siding. Inspect your roof's components such as the shingles, gutters, flashing, and skylight. Identify broken fixtures and repair them to restore their appearance and functionality.

Invest in a new roof

Do you have an old home with an old roof? Or has your roof undergone numerous repairs in the past? Why don't you replace it with a new one? A new roof is one of the best ways to spruce up your home. Installing a new roof not only adds curb appeal, but it also increases the value of the property. You can choose high-quality materials that will last for decades. Additionally, you also get to change the design and select a colour that sets the theme for the rest of the home. 

Contact a professional roofing contractor for more information on roofing repairs, selection of roofing materials, colorbond roofing, and installation services.