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The Right Roof For Your Rental Property

Owning and maintaining a rental property can be an incredibly lucrative endeavor.  Though it is often a rewarding job, there is a lot to think about when managing a rental property.  One major consideration for landlords is the strength and integrity of your property’s roof.  

As the first line of defense against weather, the roof is essential to the safety and wellbeing of your tenants. It also plays a major role in keeping your property well maintained.  Unfortunately, roofs do not last forever.  If you are a landlord looking to replace the roof on a rental property, don’t forget these roof replacement tips while you consider your options.

Roofing Materials 

One of the biggest decisions you will have to make when searching for your new roof is what kind of materials to use.  There are pros and cons to all kinds of roofing materials —  it’s important to do thorough research before making a decision: 

  • Shingle roofs are a relatively common, inexpensive roofing material that stands strong against Arizona weather.
  • Slate requires a more significant investment but tends to last longer, providing you with more peace of mind (not to mention a gorgeous aesthetic). Weight is an issue.
  • Shake roofing is incredibly durable (lasting 30-40 years with proper care!).  They may require more maintenance but can be a unique option for your rental property. Fire hazard is a consideration.  

Consider what elements are important to you when it comes to your rental property’s roof. Your priorities including aesthetic, ease of maintenance and budget will inform what roofing materials you ultimately decide to use. 

Resale Value 

When considering replacing the roof for your rental property, remember that you may want to sell your rental property at some point.  As you’ll want to turn a profit, what kind of roofing replacement will provide the highest return on investment?  While it may be appealing to choose inexpensive roofing materials or discounted installation, the reality is that you may not gain as much profit with these options if and when you decide to sell. 

Consider Convenience 

Though you likely take pride in your property, it is natural to want your investment to be as self-sustaining as possible.  After all, the fewer repairs you have to do, the more you can reap the rewards of your investment property.  If a hands-off approach sounds ideal, why not consider metal roofing?  Metal roofs provide a convenient and low-maintenance option if that appeals to you.

Contact SUNVEK

If you are a landlord looking to replace the roof on your rental property, it’s time to contact SUNVEK.  Our team can show you how to choose a roof for a rental property, and ensure that it is installed with an expert hand.  Not sure how to replace a roof while you have tenants?  Check out our recommendations here.  With decades of experience as an Arizona roofing company, we’re here to help you with all of your roofing needs. 

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