Should You Replace Your Roof Before Selling Your Home?

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How to Determine if You Should Replace Your Roof Before Selling Your Home

Selling your house can be a difficult task, especially if you need to get work done on your house to get it ready for the market. An important part of your house that may need a touch up is your roof. There’s no doubt that your roof takes the brunt of the punishment when it comes to rainstorms and other harsh weather conditions. With time, your roof will start to get worn down and it is very likely that, at the very least, your shingles sustained some damage. If there is any noticeable damage on your roof, that is the first sign that you may need a roof replacement. The best way to tell if you need a new roof is to hire a roofing expert to inspect your roof. If they find damage or areas of concern, then it may be time for a new roof.

Questions to Ask Before Replacing Your Roof

There are a few things that someone should ask before they replace their roof.

Homeowner Roof Repair

 Is my roof visibly damaged?

As was mentioned above, you should ask yourself initially if your roof is noticeably damaged or worn down. If you’ve been having issues with leaks or fallen shingles, then your roof may be visibly worn down from the outside. This can definitely drive potential buyers away from your home. If your roof is clearly damaged, then you should consider getting a roof replacement, or at least a roof repair if able.

Could my roof have damage that is not visible?

If you don’t see obvious damage, it is still important to have your roof inspected by a roofing professional who knows what to look for and how to properly assess the state of your roof. A true roofing expert can give you peace of mind if your roof is in good shape or alert you to problem areas to address before issues worsen.

Is my roof safe?

The next thing you need to look out for is if your roof is even safe anymore. If your roof is visibly worn down and you’re constantly having leaks and other issues within your home, then your roof may not be structurally sound. This is not always the case, but when it is, it is important to address the problem as soon as possible. As time goes by, roofs wear down and if issues are ignored then your roof can become seriously unsafe. If your roof is worn down and causing you problems, call Advanced Roofing & Construction, LLC for a free roof inspection.

Can I afford a roof replacement?

Roof replacements aren’t cheap. The job itself can be pricey, but the additional value it brings to your property may be worth it. The roof is one of the first things a potential buyer will see when they look at the house. They don’t want to see an old run-down roof. A newer roof will attract buyers and it will provide better protection to the home. Not to mention, buyers will be aware if a roof is brand new and you can add that on as a selling point when you’re trying to list your home for sale. Even if a roof replacement may seem like an expensive project, if you can afford to get it done before the selling process begins, it may benefit you in the long term. 

The Value Added

Shingle Roof

We started to discuss the value that a new roof can add to your home, but we didn’t delve into any specifics. Though the individual statistics regarding how much value a new roof will add to your home can vary, there is data that suggests a new roof will increase the value of your home in ways other than monetarily. A new roof will add curbside appeal, which can help attract potential buyers to your property. In addition, a new roof just looks nicer overall and contributes to the overall look of the home’s exterior, meaning buyers may be willing to spend more on a house with a roof that looks aesthetically pleasing. Installing a new roof is a good way to drive up the price of your house while getting more buyers interested in your house at the same time.

The Value Lost If Ignored

Bad Shingles and Roof Issues

The potential loss of value your home could suffer can be quite large if you choose to leave your roof in its current condition rather than getting a roof replacement before putting it up for sale. If your roof is in disarray, avoiding a replacement can easily tank your entire sale. Nobody wants  to buy a house that looks worn down or has underlying issues that will have to be dealt with sooner or later. The condition of a roof is a good indicator of whether a house purchase is promising or not. If you have a roof that isn’t up to the standards of your buyers, you’re going to have a tough time attracting anyone to buy the property. Monetarily speaking, you may be able to price your home higher with a brand new roof installed. Though there’s no guarantee that a new roof will add monetary value to your house, it will definitely drive up curb appeal and make your house more attractive to potential buyers.

Contact the Roof Repair Experts at Advanced Roofing & Construction, LLC

Are you trying to sell your house, but your roof just isn’t up to the task? Do you need a roof repair or a roof replacement? Are you not sure where to start? Advanced Roofing & Construction is here to help. With our team of roofing experts, we know how to assess a roof and determine what is needed whether it’s a roof replacement or a roof repair. If you’re in the Huntsville, Alabama area and you have a roof that needs attention, give us a call and we’ll handle the rest. We’ll address all of your roof related issues with efficiency and professionalism. Don’t put it off, contact us today at 256-603-9171 and let us get it done for you.

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