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Before Selling Your Home, Should You Replace Your Roof?

Selling your home takes a lot of work and time. Before you can sell, there are things to do both internally and externally to make your home marketable. After you have the exterior of your home in tip-top shape, it’s time to focus on the interior. From floors to ceilings, there are some obvious things you’ll touch up, like landscaping, dings in walls, a fresh coat of paint, and others. But what about your roof?

So Should You Replace Your Roof Before Selling Your Home?

If you have an older roof with active leaks or other damage, it’s likely a good idea to have it replaced before selling your home. You might think that it’s not necessary and that no one will notice — but think again! A bad roof is never a good thing to see when you’re walking around the house or viewing it online. If your roof is damaged, or if it’s nearing the end of its lifespan, you should consider replacing it before putting your home on the market. A buyer might be more willing to buy if they know they won’t have to replace the roof themselves. You will have to decide on your own if it’s time to replace your roof before selling your house. However, if you think the roof is going to scare off potential buyers and make it difficult to sell, then I recommend taking action now and getting that roof replaced ASAP.

3 Benefits to a New Roof Before Selling Your Home.

Having your roof replaced before you sell your home may seem like a waste of time and money, but it does come with some benefits. 

Increase The Value of Your Home

Getting a roof replacement can increase your home’s value, provide more space for potential buyers to roam the property, and prevent leaks and damage from occurring due to faulty shingles. A new roof is a safe investment for the resale value of your home. In fact, it can potentially add up to $30,000 to the price tag of your next home purchase. It’s hard to invest in a new roof when you don’t see the benefits. However, getting a roof replacement before selling your home can actually yield a 60% return on investment.

Make Your House More Attractive to Potential Buyers

As a seller, you want to make sure your house is looking its best. A new roof will have prospective buyers thinking that your home is well-maintained and likely worth the asking price. A new roof will increase the curb appeal of your home. The appearance alone is worth it, but adding value to your home also helps with resale and makes selling your house easier in the future. New roofs always look great, but with upgrades and better materials, you could see a big improvement in your home’s curb appeal. Not to mention your home will stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.

Give Potential Buyers Peace of Mind When Buying Your Home

What many people don’t realize, is that a new roof can make your home more appealing to buyers and provide peace of mind. When potential buyers walk into your home, the last thing they want is to worry about the roof and how much it will cost them in the future. With a new roof, you can reassure them that their purchase won't be followed by a slew of expensive home repairs. For homeowners who aren’t looking for a forever home, peace of mind can make all the difference.

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