Are you planning on moving in the near future? Your roof is one of the best home assets you have, and if the unit needs work, you want to make sure that you do what you can to make the structure sound. This way, should your roof show signs of age in the future as you get ready to sell your home, you aren't left with roofing repairs that are surprising and expensive.
You should get residential roofing work done before you move or sell your home. Here are just a few reasons why this is important.
Your home may not appraise at its needed value
There are certain home repair needs that can take a house value down when it comes to an appraisal. While a buyer can still buy your home if the house does not appraise as high as it should, they will have to cover the difference between what the house appraises at and what you wish to sell it for in order to buy the home if they are wanting to finance the home purchase through a bank.
This can leave a lot of buyers out of the running for selling your home if your house has needed roof repairs and is unable to hit the proper appraisal. If you have your roof repaired prior to having an appraisal done, however, you are most likely to have your house appraise at or above the selling price.
Your home may be harder to sell as it is
Maybe a buyer wants to only buy the house if the roof has been remodeled or repaired. Perhaps a buyer is looking at multiple homes, and the difference between them buying your house and going with another purchase is simply the condition of the roof. Or, perhaps the roof is making your home lose curb appeal so people are just driving by instead of actually checking the property out.
Either way you look at it, if your home is not appealing to potential buyers, it will be harder to sell in many cases. Any roof repairs you have done can add increased value to your home so you can ask more for your purchase price anyway, which will help you get more out of your purchase overall. In many cases, the return on fixing your roof is great.
To learn more about roof replacements, contact a residential roofing contractor in your area.