Trying to Sell Your Home? Consider a Roof Replacement
If you’re trying to sell your current home, and it is more than 20 years old, then it may be time to consider a roof replacement along with all of the other upgrades you may be performing. At the very least, it’s a good time to get your roof inspected to make sure everything is working properly and there are no missing or damaged shingles, leaks, etc.
As an experienced real estate agent who has worked in both the U.S. and the UK, I can attest to the number of problems that arise when a roof reaches a certain age. Most roofs are not built to last more than 20 years old, and even the highest quality roofing materials are subject to damage from the elements and general wear and tear over time. Moreover, the roofing and construction industries have dramatically changed in the last few decades. Technologies have improved, leading to greener, more energy-efficient materials and techniques that are known to save money for homeowners. If your energy costs are sky-high, it could be because you have an old roof, outdated siding and insulation, or old windows that don’t offer proper ventilation.
I’ve watched home offers fall through because of a failure on the part of the homeowner to properly handle all issues promptly and thoroughly before the closing date. If you’re concerned about losing money over a roof replacement, don’t be. If anything, you could stand to gain a few extra thousand dollars just from investing in your property before selling. Especially in today’s market, where sellers have the upper hand (for the most part.)
I can also tell you that many professionals, including realtors, mortgage lenders, and other financial gurus are anticipating another real estate market crash by the end of this year. Are you prepared in case that happens? Now is the time to sell your home before the market tanks! And chances are, if your roof is still under warranty, you can easily get it repaired or replaced for free as long as you have homeowners insurance and your original paperwork from when the roof was installed.
Not sure if you need a small repair or a complete roof replacement? According to the experts at Evergreen Construction Solutions, a roofing Charlotte NC company:
“Most roofing companies also offer free inspections, so you really have nothing to lose. It’s definitely in the homeowner’s best interest to get their roof inspected, especially if they are looking to sell. Regardless, a professional roofing contractor can detect any issues right away and repair them to avoid larger problems down the road.”
You don’t want to fall asleep one night and wake up to water dripping on your head from a major roof leak!