Can anyone provide guidance on home value impact if we replace existing roof with either shake or asphalt.
That may be better answered by a Realtor.
Funny, it was a realtor that suggested asking someone with roofing experience....
I would have to say that seeing as a properly installed Cedar shake roof will outlast a typical asphalt roof, that it would have a better impact on resale value.
a cedar roof is much better for the value of the home.
Very popular in my territory.
If you can get good cedar, then go for it. But cedar roofs of today aren't going to last as long as that old barn you see out on some dirt road with no walls a decent roof. The cedar just isn't the same.
It also depends on what is the norm in your area. If the norm is asphalt and you put up shakes, it may not increase the value of your home. Many realtors suggest sticking with what is popular in one's area.
It really depends where your at in the south cedar only last about 15 years,up north it lasts way longer.Then theres the fire hazard,a lot of areas have banned them because of it.
It may just be this area, but almost every cedar roof (hundreds) was torn off and replaced at homeowner cost a few years ago. At least two roofs were hit by lightning, and the homes were destroyed. I know it shouldn't have happened.
A new roof adds 6% to the home value, according to the Board of Realtors. Here, a cedar roof would kill any chance of resale. Here, other alternative shingles are used for these high end homes.
Higher insurance premiums also.
In Kelowna, BC, in 2003 we had a forest fire that burnt down a few hundred high end homes. Most had shake roofs. Not one of those homes were rebuilt with shakes due to immediate insurance increases and regulations on shake roofs.
In my area homeowners with shake roofs are finding it very expensive and difficult insuring a shake roof.
The only shake roof I like is the one I am about to redeck.They pay very good and filing a claim is easier to approve if the insurer knows your going to redeck it.
I can say this about shakes.When the F-5 tornado hit Joplin there was quite a few shake roofs there that didn't sustain as much roof damage as the roofs with asphalt shingles.
Most Homes? When... in the early 1900's?
Cedar lasted for yrs and yrs around here, then they started putting underlayment on and that was the end of long lasting cedar..cedar NEEDS to breath..there just not that popular around here anymore...