Roofing Materials That Will Boost Your Maryland Home’s Curb Appeal

We’re all familiar with the old adage that we only get one chance to make a first impression, so make it count. The exterior of a home is the first thing people notice whether they are visiting or when potential buyers come by to take a look. That is why it is essential to be on your game, no matter what time of year it is.

Fortunately, there are many ways to boost your home’s aesthetic qualities. These short-term investments can pay long-term dividends, especially if you are looking to sell your property. Home Genius Exteriors is here to give a list of three roofing materials to consider when you want to boost your home’s curb appeal.


Replace An Old Roof

Even if your roof does not have noticeable wear or damage, replacing it can make sense to maximize its curb appeal. Depending on the materials you use, a new roof typically costs between $4,900 and $14,100. According to a recent survey, a new roof can increase a home’s resale value by $14,214.

Not only is a new roof a worthwhile investment, but also it accentuates the aesthetic of your current home. Adding high-quality metal or bold clay shingles can pique a buyer’s interest. This strategy makes new roofing an excellent way to give you an edge in the market, helping your home stand out among the competition.


Add Some Gable Peaks

If you are not familiar with gables, they are a triangular portion of a wall between the intersection of roof pitches. Popularized in the early 19th century, they provide homes with a distinctly classic look. Coral Gables, Florida was even named after a house in the area with gables.

Gables are a way to appeal to buyers with interest in classic architectural styles. They are also easy to construct and relatively inexpensive to install. However, homeowners should note that gables fair poorly in strong winds.


Install New Windows

If your roof has windows, replacing them can significantly enhance the exterior of your home. One of the easiest upgrades is the installation of eco-friendly windows that help save money on heating and cooling costs. Windows can also be an opportunity to highlight visual features of the exterior of a home.

If you are thinking outside the box, consider adding a skylight. A skylight costs roughly $1,572 to put in, but it allows for controllable additions of sunlight into a room and is attractive to potential buyers. Plus, solar power skylights, blinds, and installation costs are eligible for a 30 percent tax credit, according to Consumer Affairs.


Final Thoughts

From adding new windows to replacing the entire roof, there is a gamut of options when it comes to boosting your home’s curb appeal. The next step is figuring out which choices work best for your home and budget. If you want to learn more about improving your home’s exterior, make sure to contact Maryland’s top-rated roofing company today!

Customer Reviews


“Home Genius did a great job, we really appreciate the work they did for us, both Trey and Pablo were efficient, kind and very knowledgeable. The crew was amazing and they were able to install the roof before it started to snow, Thank you everybody at Home Genius, From call center to the salesman, the entire process was pain free an very easy to understand . We highly recommend”

Cynthia B.

“Excellent service from start to finish! The inspector was highly knowledgeable about roofing and other specialties. They were able to provide multiple quotes for my roof, gutters, windows, and siding almost instantly after the inspection. The communication from the project manager and others were superb during the job. Quality and service worth every penny! As a contractor myself, I highly recommend this company.”

Sean J.

“Sam from Home Genius Exteriors came out to our home. He was professional, incredibly thorough, patient, and friendly. He answered all of our questions. We went with Home Genius Exteriors on the spot. We had such peace of mind knowing the work would be completed with quality and care! Highly recommend!!”

Thespina G.

“I’m very impressed with Home Genius Exteriors. From the sales opportunity, to ordering, and finally execution everything was smooth sailing. Rob, who sold us our roof, was educated on the product and process. He answered all my detailed questions with patience. A special comment must be left for our Project Manager, Mike, who went above and beyond in every way. He was always available, answers all our questions, thoroughly reviewed the work was done, and even let us know that he is available after the project with any questions. You can tell he truly takes pride in his work. I have worked with others, and so has my family, and I’ll tell you right now we’re sticking with Home Genius Exteriors for all future projects due to Mike’s customer service. Highly recommended company to work with! Our roof is gorgeous.”

Anthony L.

“Met today with Sam. He was very knowledgeable, professional and forthcoming about what we needed to have a complete, safe and professional job completed in a very timely manner. He spent 6 hours with us making sure we were 100% satisfied and comfortable with everything. I would definitely recommend this company in the future!!”

Suzanne R.

“Home Genius Exteriors replaced my entire roof and they were absolutely amazing. They were professional, did quality work, and had great customer service. We had missing shingles and Home Genius was able to complete our roof in less than a week from the estimate! Melissa did the estimate and was very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decision for our home. Casey was the project manager and she communicated all the information we needed, was on top of everything with the project, and was even helping clean up after the work was complete to make sure the yard was safe for my kids. Would definitely recommend Home Genius 10/10 they went the extra mile!”

Catherine G.

“I replaced the roof and gutter, not my first time on the project. It's my first time working with Home Genius. I'm glad I chose this company. The crew that represent the company ( Buddy, Alex, Tim, Pablo, and the crew) are the greatest persons I've met. Very professional, pleasant, respectful, and they show up on time, they all take their time to explain all my questions/concerns and show me every step of the project. I am grateful to be served by these wonderful people and company.”

Kidest K.

“Casey is amazing and totally sold me on my new roof. She covered all bases with her knowledge of each aspect of the job and really made me feel at ease. The crew worked quickly and got the job done over two days. Minor cosmetic concerns were promptly dealt with. All in all I can’t really complain and they will see more business from me in the future!”

James P.

“Home Genius has provided great service from the start of the project until the end. From the moment I met Brady Phillips, the home remodeling expert, my experience has been amazing! He explained everything from the products that would be used, of my choice until the end of the project. I really loved the professionalism and consideration of the workers and also the project manager. The project manager notified me of every step. I appreciate the workmanship. Thank you again Home Genius and I have already begun recommending this company!”

Sharnita A

“We very much appreciate Mr. Hunter spending time to understand and address our concerns regarding the leaks we have had the last couple of years. He provided us with a quote promptly and accurately. He explained thoroughly and transparently the costs involved in the project. We were made aware of different materials and their workings. He has extensive knowledge about exterior work. I would definitely recommend Home Genius Exteriors for your next project.”

Bipin K.