For many Australians, buying an old property to renovate and revamp is an attractive option. It is an excellent way to create a modern family home, increase the value of your investment and make a substantial profit when it has time to sell.
Renovating an older home involves numerous smaller tasks that make up the renovation project as a whole. Often, one of these tasks is upgrading the roof. If you are fortunate, the roof on your older home is structurally sound and may only need some repair and restoration to have it looking and functioning better.
If this is the case for your home, repainting the roof may be all that is required to have it looking its best. Here are three reasons why repainting the roof of your home is a highly beneficial and worthwhile renovation project.
1. Increased Curb Appeal
When renovating an older home, improving the aesthetics of the front facade of the home is an important project. This concept is known as curb appeal, and it is touted by designers and real estate agents as one of the most vital parts of making sure that your home stands out in a positive way. Curb appeal is the first impression your home makes on visitors or buyers.
Repainting a tired and faded roof will give an older home an instant facelift that will dramatically increase its curb appeal. It is also a fantastic way to add a more contemporary and stylish colour to a roof that is dated and unfashionable. Also, it allows you to tie in the large surface of the roof with any other improvements that you make to the front facade of your home.
2. Increased Performance
Another excellent reason to repaint the roof of your older home is to increase its performance. To begin with, as part of the repainting project, our assessor will inspect the roof and identify any issues, such as cracks and leaks, that make the roof less functionally effective. Once these issues are fixed, your roof will provide superior protection for your entire home.
Roof painting also has tremendous benefits in regards to your home’s level of energy consumption.
You can also choose a paint that has a special coating to help reflect light and heat. This means even less thermal transfer through the roof of your home and a big reduction in energy costs for cooling or heating your home. This quality will also be an asset when it is time to sell, with modern buyers valuing sustainability and low energy costs in a potential home.
3. Increased Return on Investment
If you are renovating an older home, then the term return on investment (ROI) is one that you may be familiar with already. Essentially, it means what percentage of the cost involved with a renovation project will be recouped in added value or increased sale price for your home.
While it is difficult to put an exact percentage on the ROI for roof repainting, it is fair to say that it is a high-value project. In comparison to replacing the roof, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars, repainting is very cost-effective and is very likely to provide a good ROI and increase the value of your property.
If you think that repainting your older home’s roof is a valuable and beneficial renovation project, then contact the friendly team at Homestyle Roof Painters. We provide an affordable, professional and thorough roof painting service that will have your older home’s roof looking incredible and new. We look forward to speaking with you about all your painting-related questions and concerns.