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How Much Does Cedar Roofing Improve the Value of a Home?



If you're thinking about selling your home soon, it's worthwhile to invest in a few meaningful property improvements that can get you more money and attract potential buyers. While some homeowners might focus on interior staging strategies, exterior upgrades can further transform your property's curb appeal and perceived value.


Your home's exterior must be immaculate, since it's the first thing buyers will see. A property inspector will also scrutinize your roof's condition. Your property value can plummet if your roof is in bad shape. On the other hand, a roof that's in good condition will entice homebuyers and increase value. 

Not all roofing materials are equal. Here, we'll discuss how cedar roofing improves home value.


What Is the Resale Value of a Home With Cedar Roofing?


While a new roof can elevate home value, your chosen roofing material is essential. Though more affordable options are available, cedar shingles and shakes have a high resale value and curb appeal.


A National Association of Realtors 2022 remodeling impact report suggests homeowners can recoup 100% of project costs when investing in a new roof. Cost-versus-value reports indicate that you can expect a return on investment of about 107%. Every cent you spend on your new roof will add to your home value. For example, if you invest $8,000, your home's resale value will increase by approximately $8,560. 


A new cedar roof can add about $14,320 to your home's selling price. While cedar roofing material is slightly more expensive, these roofs last longer, making them far more valuable per square foot than most other roofing materials. While the average cost of a cedar shingle roof varies between $12,000 and $27,000, the cost of cedar shake roofs varies between $18,000 and $34,000. The average cost per shingle is between $4 and $8.50 per square foot, and cedar shakes cost roughly $6 to $15.50 per square foot. 


Why Does Cedar Roofing Increase a Home's Value?


Cedar roofing has a reputation for its natural charm, rich red-brown color and impressive natural resilience. This roofing material is a timeless, durable choice for homeowners. Cedar roofing materials are also eco-friendly, an increasingly desirable feature.


You can choose between cedar shakes and shingles. Each option offers a beautiful aesthetic and benefits. While cedar shakes vary in size and shape, cedar shingles are notably thinner and offer a more modern appearance. Uniform shingle installation enhances the roof's natural look. However, whether you pick shakes or shingles, cedar roofing can boost home value for the following reasons. 


Longevity and Life Span


Cedar roofing longevity and life span

Though cedar roofing can last at least three decades, a quality, well-maintained cedar roof can last over five decades. Cedar naturally resists rot and pest infestations, prolonging its elegant appeal. Homebuyers are willing to pay a premium for a property with cedar roofing, knowing they are investing in a high-quality, long-lasting roofing material that will require minimal upkeep.


Various factors impact a cedar roof's longevity. The grade of the cedar shakes or shingles and the climate are the most influential variables. Cedar roofing offers natural weather resistance in moderate to cool temperatures. It can withstand heavy winds, harsh rainfall and snowstorms. Still, routine inspections, repairs and maintenance are essential for keeping a cedar roof in peak condition. 


While cedar is low-maintenance, it's worth adding professional upkeep to your homeownership checklist. An experienced technician will remove algae and other buildup and repair loose shingles. Cedar roofing also benefits from a protective treatment to prevent UV damage, repel water and eliminate mold growth.


Eco-Friendliness


Compared to traditional asphalt shingles, cedar is a sustainable and renewable resource harvested from responsibly managed forests. Its biodegradable nature and energy-efficient properties appeal to eco-conscious buyers who prioritize sustainability and green building practices. 


Monetary Savings and Added Value


Though a new cedar roof is more expensive than other roofing materials, you'll receive a high ROI when selling your home. A cedar roof also offers homeowners other cost-saving benefits beyond the appealing return on investment. 


A new cedar roof can boost insulation, which can help lower energy bills associated with indoor heating and cooling costs. Improving insulation also offers better moisture control, fire protection and indoor air quality. 

Moreover, because cedar roofing is naturally weather-resistant, maintenance costs are substantially lower than those associated with asphalt roofing. Asphalt shingles are less durable, and the average repair costs around $875. On the other hand, cedar roof maintenance and repair costs start at about $765, while minor repair costs average between $150 to $400. 


Appearance and Curb Appeal


Cedar roofs are unarguably the most aesthetically pleasing roofing material for cooler climates. Hand-splitting or taper-sawing these shakes and shingles creates a rugged aesthetic other materials can't match. 


While natural cedar shingles and shakes are available in rich red-browns, charming white cedar is also available. Both types will naturally weather and change color over time. Red-brown shingles will lighten to a golden, orange-brown shade, while white shakes and shingles will darken to an elegant silvery-gray. 


Beyond the natural weathering, you can also get your cedar roof coated to match the rest of your home. As a result, cedar roofing is one of the most versatile roofing materials. 


Contact Cedar Roof Coatings to Restore Your Cedar Roof


A cedar roof can increase your property value by offering a high return on investment and increasing curb appeal. If your home has a cedar roof, preventive maintenance is necessary for prolonging its longevity and keeping it looking and functioning its best. Even if you have an older roof, you can add a decade or more to its life span with professional inspections and honest, knowledgeable advice. 


When you call our family-owned company, you can expect no-nonsense recommendations designed to save you money. Our trained craftsmen will inspect your roof and give it the care and attention it needs, offering professionalism at a fair price. 


Contact us today for a consultation or to learn more about our cedar roof revitalization services, including thorough inspections, repairs and preservation. You can request an estimate online or call our office at 203-847-5740.


Cedar roofing being serviced by professional roofers

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George Scrimshaw
George Scrimshaw
18 juni

Protect your investment with our expert installation and repair services. Roof Repair Prince George team specializes in cedar roofing, guaranteeing precision craftsmanship that enhances your home's beauty and value.

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