Selling your home can become incredibly stressful at times. Every day, strangers scrutinize your years of hard work and investment looking for anything to drive your price down. First impressions are key when selling a house. So, we suggest that you inspect the entire house before posting a sale. That way, you can ensure that potential buyers get a great first impression, boosting your chances of a quick sale.
For instance, a roof inspection is a must before you start welcoming buyers. In most cases, if you don’t maintain your roof regularly, it begins to show. Shingles start cracking, water gets trapped in the roof and eventually, it starts rotting off. In addition, haphazard partial re-roofing makes it look uneven.
Believe us, you don’t want your buyers to notice such things before you do. Perform a pre-sale inspection and take note of what repairs you need to do. Then, you can decide whether the repairs are worth the cost or not. If you only need to replace a couple of shingles, it’s most certainly worth it. However, even replacing the roof outright might pay off in the long run. Even though you have to invest the of money up-front, your chances of a successful sale will go up significantly!
Benefits of Replacing Your Roof Before Selling the House
Increased Resale Value
Obviously, a house with a freshly replaced roof will sell for more than a house with an old roof. However, don’t expect to break even on the replacement when you sell the house. According to 2019 statistics, the return on investment is about 50–70% for a roof replacement, depending on the type of shingles you use, with asphalt shingles being the most profitable.
Less Time Needed to Make a Sale
People don’t want to buy a house, and then spend months repairing it before they can move in. In addition, the longer you wait, the worse it’s going to get, which further lowers your chances of making a sale. As a matter of fact, many people end up replacing their roof after a year or two of unsuccessfully trying to sell the house.
Reduced Chance of Lowball Offers
Even though you might have already set a lower price because of the condition of your roof, that won’t stop people from trying to lower your price. They see a damaged roof, and they won’t listen to your explanations. On the other hand, if your house is all in order, buyers won’t have an excuse to try and negotiate over the price.
Interested In a Pre-Sale Roof Replacement In Florida? Contact Tadlock Roofing For a Free Estimate
If you decide to put your Florida home up for sale, give us an opportunity to pre-form a roof inspection. We hold local offices in Tallahassee, Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Pensacola, and Jacksonville. We’ve been operating for almost 40 years. In that time, we’ve repaired more than 55,000 roofs, and replaced more than 35,000. In addition, we’re certified contractors for the top roofing manufacturers in the United States, including Owens Corning and GulfCoast.
So, if you’re looking to replace or repair your roof, contact us for a free estimate and our team will help you out. Also, feel free to contact us for a pre-sale inspection, and then you can make an informed decision whether to make repairs or not.