Why You Should Repair Your Roof Before Selling Your Home

One of the main issues that affect potential buyers when looking for a new home is an old, damaged roof.…
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Jacob Wadding

One of the main issues that affect potential buyers when looking for a new home is an old, damaged roof. This is why it is a good idea to have your roof inspected and repaired by a certified roofer before putting your home on the market. 

Repair Your Roof Before Selling

Below are some other reasons why you should fix your roof before selling.

Avoiding Negotiation With a Buyer

By ensuring your roof is in top condition, you will have a great advantage when it is time to negotiate with a potential buyer. If your roof has leaks, cracks, discoloration and other structural problems, the potential buyer will see the need to negotiate a fair price based on needed repairs.

Leaving Less Work for the Buyer

A buyer usually wants a home that is good to go and ready to live in. A newly repaired roof or even a completely new one gives them peace of mind that the rest of the home is also well taken care of. After all, no one wants to pay for repairs right after forking over a large sum of money to purchase a property. 

Make sure you consult a trusted roof replacement contractor to help you determine the ideal solution for your current roof.

Preventing Home Inspection Issues

You do not want to neglect roof maintenance and skip to the sale of your home just for your home inspection to turn up a bad roof report. If a potential buyer has already placed an offer on your property, there is a good chance that they will back out after learning that the roof is not in its best condition — or negotiate a lower price like mentioned above. Common roof problems found in home inspections that can derail real estate transactions include a sagging roof, unsafe electrical work, HVAC issues and poor grading.

Whether you need to repair a damaged roof or replace a failing roof, top-rated roofing contractor ARCH Exteriors, LLC can deliver the results you need. Call our certified team at (877) 214-2831 or fill out our online form to get started.

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Your home is probably the most expensive thing you own. When you hire somebody to make improvements, you want high-quality work. In addition, you hope they’ll take the same care you would. You want someone with a good reputation, legitimate credentials, well established, using quality materials, and who charges a fair price. For over 11 years, I have worked hard to provide all of those benefits to my clients. One of the major reasons we have been able to do that is our ability to keep highly qualified personnel. Our workers are well trained, properly motivated, and managed professionally. I make certain that I convey measurable systems and procedures that our team understands and can readily follow.