Roof Replacement and Other Services to Boost Curb Appeal for Toronto Homes
For the most part, Toronto homeowners tend to contact professional roofing contractors when they suspect or have proof of a problem with their roof, perhaps water damage or missing shingles or obstructed gutters; in other words, it is typically a worry or concern that prompts them to take action. For the record, it should be noted that this is in fact the correct response in such cases and, as the saying goes, the sooner the better.
However, the other side of the ledger, in a manner of speaking, should not be discounted or ignored; that is, roofers can be engaged to enhance/add to the curb appeal of Toronto homes rather than only being contracted when roof repair or replacement services might be needed. In a sense, investing in the roofing structure of a home can have a positive impact similar to what can be achieved through other types of home renovation projects, and especially since the roof could represent as much as 40% of a home’s exterior.
To achieve the greatest possible benefit in terms of adding curb appeal, homeowners will need to select roofing contractors with considerable knowledge, abilities, and experience in roof replacement and roof-related upgrades; one such Toronto roofer is Avenue Road Roofing, with over 45,000 roof installations throughout the GTA over the last 40+ years.
A thorough roof inspection should be the first step in any curb appeal improvement plan (go to our Roof Diagnostic Reporting page for more details); this will determine whether there are any pressing/potential structural issues that need to be resolved, e.g. weak/rotted decking or trusses, before further work or upgrades can proceed.
Once the integrity of the roof structure has been declared or made sound, the experts from Avenue Road Roofing can help enhance the curb appeal of the home in one or more of the following ways:
- Roof Replacement – in this instance, roof replacement refers to changing the style, colour, and perhaps the quality of the roofing material while retaining the same type of material; this is most commonly seen with an Asphalt Shingle Roof and along with augmenting curb appeal, it can also better the overall energy efficiency of the home.
- Roof Upgrades – as an alternative to the above type of replacement, homeowners will see a striking difference in the look of their home by exchanging asphalt shingles for cedar shingles or a slate roof. This would be a substantial investment in order to achieve longer-lasting appeal and performance and any such installations would need to be completed in the appropriate fashion; fortunately, Avenue Road Roofing is one of the few roofing contractors in Toronto with both the skills and certifications needed to provide these specific installation services (for additional information, please go to our Slate Roofing page and our Cedar Roofing page.
- New Eavestroughs – in a majority of cases, gutters are largely a non-descript part of the roof system, blending into the background while quietly fulfilling their purpose; however, new eavestroughs and downspouts, especially those of a higher quality like RainPro Gutters, can increase curb appeal and improve water drainage performance. Once again, Avenue Road Roofing is one of the few installation specialists in the GTA chosen to offer this superior, high-value product (to obtain further information, go to our Eavestrough Systems page.
- Custom Copper Work – the installation of custom copper features can indeed add a new dimension to the exterior of a home by providing an aura of elegance and stylish sophistication; there are numerous aspects of the home that can be enriched through the application of copper, including the eavestroughs, soffits and fascia, flashing, and finials, and Avenue Road Roofing employs coppersmiths with the skill and experience required to achieve the desired results. Additional information is available by visiting our Copper and Sheet Metal Work page and our Copper Applications page.
Additional Services to Help Augment the Curb Appeal of a Home and Property
In addition to roof replacements and upgrades to various features of the roofing system, Avenue Road Roofing can assist in adding curb appeal to a home through these services:
- Window sills
- Retaining walls
- Porches and stairs
- Chimney restoration
There is clearly significant food for thought presented here with respect to enhancing the curb appeal of a home through the services of an experienced roofing contractor such as Avenue Road Roofing.
To initiate discussions on the particular upgrades that would be most applicable to your Toronto home, call the professionals at Avenue Road Roofing today at 647-360-7743 or Contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation at your convenience.