There are several things to do and consider before putting a house on the market. And even when there’s a buyer, it takes several steps
before the sale is finalized. The most important thing is to make your home irresistible to buyers. If repairs are needed, then do them before trying to sell your home. Certain things, like a home in need of roof repair, will make selling difficult.
Are you unsure about a roof replacement
? You can use your own judgment to find the answer. Is the roof very old, slightly damaged, or on the verge of falling in? If you answer yes to any of those questions, then you need a roof replacement or a roof repair in the very least.
The Benefit of New Roof Installation
Doing the roof installation yourself will cost an estimated $680 to $3,700, depending on the size of your home and the cost of the materials. A professional installation can cost anywhere between $1,700 to $8,400 or more. But you recoup that cost when you sell your home. Remember, you’re unlikely to get your asking price if the roof is bad. It’s in your best interest to get the roof in perfect shape before selling your home. Call Today!
Potential buyers will act quicker if the home has an attractive roof that improves the home overall. Of course, the home must also have an attractive interior. But if a buyer must choose between several properties that all look good inside, the one with the best roof will win.
Old Roof but Still Decent
Even if the roof looks decent, it may still need replacing. How old is the roof? If it’s way beyond its lifespan, then you can replace it so the buyer won’t have to. This increases your chance of getting the maximum value for your home. And the buyer has an excellent reason to choose your home over another.
Here are some estimates for the lifespan of a roof and its materials:
1. Terracotta or clay lasts up to 40 years.
2. Fiberglass and metal roofing
can last up to 50 years.
3. Asphalt can last up to 20 years.
4. Shingles and wood shake have a lifespan of 30 years.
5. Slate can last anywhere from 50 up to 100 years.This list can help you decide how to proceed. For example, it’s past time to replace your 40-year-old asphalt shingle roof.
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Replacing your roof before selling your home is a wise choice. A bad roof diminishes the price and appeal of your property. If the buyer sees a mountain of repairs, they’re unlikely to agree to your asking price. Or even worse, the buyer might look elsewhere.
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