Putting a house on the market is an exciting, albeit stressful time in any homeowner’s life. But before we can sign the deed over and hand the keys off to someone else, we need to take a long hard look at our roof.
A rundown roof or even one with just a few cracks in it can seriously impact our house’s overall value. But is replacing the whole roof worth it, or can we get away with just a few minor repairs? The experts at Tadlock Roofing are here to answer all these questions and more!
Doing an Inspection
First things first, before making any roofing decision, we need to do an inspection, or better yet, call the experts at Tadlock Roofing to do it for us. A roofing expert or inspector can help us determine how many trouble areas our roof has.
They’ll take into account its age, material, overall condition, and much more. Based on all that information plus the inspection, they’ll figure out what needs to be repaired or replaced.
After the inspection, a roofing expert will give us a quote and let us know how much it’ll cost to get the roof in tip-top shape. We can then think about whether fixing the roof before selling our house is worth it.
Repairing the Roof
Smaller repairs include changing a few shingles, reversing some signs of aging, or repairing partial damage. Even though it might seem tempting to leave it as-is, there’s a ton of benefits to fixing the roof.
Most real estate and roofing experts agree that repairing the roof before selling a home is a good investment. Not only will it make the home look well-kept and maintained, but doing repairs will help sell the house quicker.
Not Repairing the Roof
For some, fixing the roof might not be a top priority, especially if they’re in a hurry to sell their home. If that’s the case, we have to consider lowering the asking price and taking a small financial hit.
Some buyers don’t want to or simply can’t afford to fix the roof, so they’ll opt out of the purchase. In the end, instead of paying a couple of hundred dollars to fix it, we risk losing thousands.
Replacing the Roof
If the roof is far past its prime and a few minor repairs won’t cut it, an inspector might tell us that we need to replace it. Even though it might not directly increase the home’s value, it’ll make it much more appealing to potential buyers.
In today’s competitive market, we have to do everything in our power to make our houses stand out. Writing the words new roof in the listing can make our homes much more attractive to new buyers. It might even initiate a bidding war, which means more money in our pocket.
How Tadlock Roofing Can Help Sell a Home
The experts at Tadlock Roofing are well-versed in repairs and know what it takes to sell a home. We will give you a free estimate and tell you what your best options are. We will be there every step of the way and help with any and all repairs and replacements that you may need!