The Scoop on Building Materials & Home Value

22 September 2018

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Obvious features that dictate a home’s value include square footage, location, and number of bedrooms and bathrooms.  However, the quality of materials within the home are also major determinants and can dramatically impact the price it costs to build a homeBuilder grade materials can actually have a negative impact on a home’s value because potential buyers perceive them as having a shorter than normal lifespan.  However, sometimes homeowners fail to understand that better materials may be concealed after installation.  This is the case with roofing underlayment, insulation, and flashing tape around windows.  While these features aren’t as noticeable as granite countertops or hardwood flooring, they’re still vital to the infrastructure of a home.

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