A new roofing system probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a boost in home value. It’s reasonable, given that interior remodeling projects are typically the upgrades preferred by homeowners. However, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report, having new roofing installed can have a substantial impact on home value. Cost vs. Value: Roof Replacement The 2017 cost vs. value report details the approximate return on investment homeowners can get by replacing their old roofing system with a new one. It reveals that a roof replacement can increase home value by an average of nearly $15,000. It also indicates that homeowners who have new roofing installed can expect to recoup an average of 68.8% of the total job cost through increased home value. These numbers put new roofing ahead of a kitchen or a bath remodel in terms of recovered cost.

Your roof can be vague in telling you what’s going on with it. The warning signs are often indirect and yet the danger of ignoring them is real. Addressing these issues, however, when they’re still small and inconsequential can save you money and time. You just need to know what they are and what they mean.

Ethos General Contractors lists four way your roof might be trying to tell you something.

It’s tempting to do a roofing project on your own. While it may seem like you’re saving money, several problems immediately become apparent, like sourcing equipment, materials and the learning curve associated with repairs and replacements. It’s also easy to commit potentially costly mistakes.

You can avoid several of these when you work with a professional roofing company. Ethos General Contractors discusses these head-scratchers below.

The Solar Reflective Index (SRI) is a measurement system that shows how well a roofing technology blocks solar radiation. At the same time, it takes into account the emissivity of a product, or its ability to re-emit the heat it absorbs to cool itself.

In many ways, the SRI is a useful metric, especially when you are buying a highly energy-efficient residential or commercial roofing system. Ethos General Contractors, one of the top roofers in our area, explains how this number can benefit you: