Use Your Roof as a Selling Tool


Studies show that replacing the roof on your home can increase the value of the home by as much as 13%. For a property owner trying to sell that can be a big increase to the selling price. If your roof is old, worn, or simply dirty looking, this can be a detriment to a potential sale. A new roof will help your property stand out from the crowd and can even put a few more dollars in your pocket after the sale.

As long as the roof doesn’t leak, many homeowners don’t think much about it when listing their home for sale. However, it can be to their advantage to use the roof as a selling point. For example, providing potential buyers with the age of the roof along with how many years are left on the warranty can be a big plus as long as the roof is only a few years old with several years remaining on the warranty. If this isn’t the case, homeowners may wish to consult a Houston roofing professional to determine if it is time to replace the roof. Unless buyers are purchasing a fixer upper, most of them do not want to purchase a home that may need major repairs soon.

Letting potential buyers know the roof material may be another selling point to consider. While there are many types of roofing materials, almost all of them have some type of advantage. In addition, many roofs are designed to perform best in certain environments such as extremely cold or humid climates. Homeowners can look over any documents that came with the home or roof to see the technical aspects of the roof in order to present the best scenario to potential buyers. Once homeowners know which type of roofing material their roof is constructed of, just a few minutes of research will prepare them to educate potential buyers on the benefits of a particular roofing material.

Safety and security are of prime importance to many individuals purchasing a home, so letting them know the date of the last roof inspection may be helpful. If it hasn’t been inspected in the last year, it may be a prudent move for homeowners to have this done before putting the home on the market. If it has been inspected and received NRCIA Roof Certification, this could be another selling point to use.

Most potential homebuyers are not going to climb on top of the roof to inspect it. Individuals who are selling a home would be wise to ensure there are no loose shingles or debris on the roof. A serious buyer may want to have the roof inspected before committing to a purchase, so homeowners who are proactive may have a better chance of selling their home by ensuring that the roof is in good condition and looks good as well.

Houston Roofing Services:

  • Roof Replacements
  • Roofing Repair
  • Free Roof Inspections
  • Roof Storm Damage Repair
  • Roof Insurance Claims

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