There are many reasons for wanting to take out a reverse mortgage, all of which have their justifications. One of the main reasons propelling the growth in the industry is home improvements. At a time when income can be fixed and low, a reverse mortgage can help pay for unexpected expenses that simply cannot be accounted for by your budget. As many struggle with matching their outgoings, the need for a new heating system, modifications to the accessibility of the house, or redecorating dated rooms can be too much. A reverse mortgage allows you to tap into the equity in your home to help pay for these improvements – making your life that much more comfortable.