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Should You Schedule a Roof Replacement Before Selling Your Home?

September 26, 2018

Making the choice to sell your home is a big decision. However, before you put it on the market, there are a number of things you’ll need to take care of to prepare the house. The easiest way to find out what you need to do to get the home show-ready is to schedule a home inspection. The inspector will be able to tell you what needs to be fixed, how the damage impacts the selling price, and help you prioritize home repairs. In some instances, the inspector may recommend that you work with a roofing company to replace your roof. Here are a few reasons to consider a replacement before selling.

Makes The Home More Marketable

Believe it or not, the roof is one of the first things prospective homebuyers notice about a house. If the roof looks old or damaged, it can lead buyers to think twice about looking at the rest of the property. By installing a new roof before listing the house, you’re setting the house up to create the perfect first impression. After all, if the exterior of the home looks to be in good condition, homebuyers will be more confident in the condition of the interior of the home.

Helps the House Stand Out From Others in the Neighborhood

If other homes in the neighborhood are being put on the market at the same time as yours, making your house stand out from the rest is key in tempting buyers. Installing a new roof can help make your home more eye-catching than the rest. New roofs have more vibrant colors and, when coupled with repainted siding, can make the entire house look newer than others on the block. 

It’s a Selling Point

New roofs mean the future homeowner won’t have to worry about frequent repairs when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Even better, they won’t have to worry about having to replace the roof shortly after they move in like they would other homes. This makes your house a more tempting home as there will be fewer maintenance issues buyers need to prepare for as they get settled in. 

Results in a Higher Acceptable Asking Price

New roofs are an investment, but they also justify a higher asking price when you list the home. Leaving the old and damaged roof untouched prior to selling the house often means you’ll need to discount the asking price. After all, the future owners would have to assume the cost of the replacement. By upgrading your roof or at least taking care of the major repairs prior to listing the home, you’ll be able to justify asking more for the house.

If you’re getting ready to sell your home, schedule a roof inspection our experienced contractors. We’ll take the time to thoroughly assess your roof for hidden damage and make the appropriate repairs before you list your home. If the roof is too old or ready for replacement, we’ll be able to help you find the best materials for your budget. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection.