April 23, 2021

Benefits of roof repair to consider when selling your house

In the event that you are considering selling your home, it is important to consider how much money you will make on a sale.

One of the things that can affect this is whether or not there is a need for roof repair

There are many benefits to performing roof repairs before putting your home up for sale. 

For example, if buyers see your roof in disrepair and they don't know about any other possible issues with the house, they may be less likely to purchase it because they believe it will cost them more down the road. 

However, if you have had recent work done on your roof and have included this information in an advertisement for the property, then buyers will feel more confident about their decision to buy!

Taking care of your roof as a homeowner is therefore one of the most critical forms of maintenance you can perform on your house. 

Not only does it help insulate your home and prevent moisture from pushing in, but it also helps maintain the value of your property. 

When your house is going up on the market, potential homebuyers are looking at all aspects of how the house looks and presents itself.

Best Looking House On The Street

Curb appeal - first impressions count when selling your home.

 The condition of your roof may be one thing that is weighing on their minds. If you have not had any work done to it for a number of years, then they will be keen to investigate to see if there are any possible issues with the house.

They may be less likely to purchase it because they believe it will cost them more down the road.

However, if you have  had a recent roof repair, then this will give your home an additional edge over others on the market.

Beware of any issues with leaks or water damaged ceilings in rooms below as there may be mould and other health hazards that are present too. 

Now is a good time to check on the condition of down pipes and making sure gutters are cleaned and maintained.

If you have had repairs done to mitigate these problems, it's time to start showcasing them  to your prospective buyers.

It's not just a roof that needs to be repaired when selling, so take the time to get quotes for other work such as window repair and chimney restoration too.

In essence you are looking at creating an impressive whole home package which will lead potential homeowners towards making their offer on yours!

Remember, first impressions count. So, having the right repair work done on your home before you sell can give it that edge which makes it stand out from the crowd.

It doesn't have to be expensive or complicated, just a few small tweaks will go a long way in ensuring potential homeowners take notice of your property.

If you are looking for roofing repair work to  consider for your property, contact our team today.

Should you ever decide to sell the property, you’ll want the highest return on your investment, and the benefits of roof repair will help ensure the ability to maximize the home’s selling potential.

No matter how far down the line selling your home is, here are five benefits of roof repair to consider as a future home seller:

BENEFIT #1: Prevents Further Damage

Over time, your roof will need general maintenance. Whether the wind kicked up a few tiles or some of them have started to collect water, it’s essential for you to act quickly and take advantage of this general roof repair. 

Failure to do so will lead to further damage. Moisture will begin to cause your roof to deteriorate, which can cause all kinds of problems. It also becomes far more expensive to repair these larger issues, so you’ll want to do what you can to avoid these kinds of expenses by  getting roof repair done early.

BENEFIT #2: Protect Your Investment

If you decide to put your home up for sale, a potential homebuyer will have the house inspected. The roof is one of the main focal points for any home inspection. 

Should the inspector find roof damage, you’ll have one of two potential outcomes. 

First, the interested buyer might walk. They won’t want to deal with the issue and instead will go with a house that has a solid roof, making your home harder to sell. 

Second, if the potential buyer decides to stick around, they’ll ask for a significantly reduced price. It’s usually less expensive to perform the repair on your own time than to force a buyer to complete the repair on theirs.

If you don’t want to take the time or spend the money on a new roof installation, it may be in your best interest to get some general maintenance done by addressing any easy issues like missing tiles, cleaning of moss, or repairing a leak.

BENEFIT #3: It Adds to the Value of Your Home

A recent study found that homes with repaired roofs sell for an average of $11,000 more than those without a new roof installed. 

The costs involved with roof repair may seem to be high but are worth it in the long run , both for your roof and the value of your home.

BENEFIT #4: Improves Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is an important factor in selling your home. However, if you have a ragged roof, it will show. 

Water spots are obvious, even to those individuals who know nothing about roofing maintenance. 

They know when one spot of the roof looks different from the rest and they’ll know it likely is a bad sign. 

If they know the roof is bad before even walking up to the house, they might bail on looking at the home at all. 

So keep up your curb appeal by investing in roof repair maintenance.

BENEFIT #5: Provides Longer Life for Your Roof

By maintaining your roof, you’ll extend its lifespan. When a potential buyer is looking at your house, they’ll want to know what kind of repairs are necessary or they should expect in the near future. 

It’s far easier to sell your home if the roof has five more years of life on it instead of needing repairs in the next 12 months.

BENEFIT #6: It Reduces Your Monthly Energy Bill

A solid roof is more energy efficient, which will help a potential home buyer save money over the course of owning the house. 

Perhaps one of the best benefits of roof repair is that it reduces your monthly energy bill by an average of $30 a month. Having a leaky, drafty home can be expensive and uncomfortable! Better to take care of it now before the winter kicks in.

BENEFIT #7: It Increases Home Security

When you have a leak, your home is exposed to outside elements and the possibility of water damage that could lead to mould growth. 

Not only can this be dangerous for your family members but it also devalues the property in general. 

A roof repair will not only take the worry away  but it will also provide increased home security and peace of mind.

BENEFIT #8 :No Need to Hire An Expert at the Last Minute

One of the worst things that could happen is you live in your home for years, and then discover you need to repair your roof before selling it.

The time it takes a roofing expert to come out and assess everything may be costly both in terms of time and money, and you may end up being told that the repairs will cost more than the value it adds to the property.

BENEFIT #9: It’s an Easy Fix

Certain roof repairs and maintenance are really easy to do and don't require a professional roofing service or contractor, which means you can save some money on this fix if you know what to look for yourself. The most common fixes are roof cleaning, moss removal , and fixing leaks.

BENEFIT #10: Save Money on Closing Costs

If you are planning to sell your house and do discover you have some roof repair work required just before listing your property for sale , there is still a way to use the repairs as an advantage.

The roofing expert will be able to quote you on how much it would cost for your home and then you can request your real estate agent close the sale at that price.

These are just ten of the top benefits of roof repair to consider when selling your home. 

Roofing maintenance is a critical element to taking care of your home. It also helps extend the life of the roof. 

Enjoyed this article on the benefits of roof repair? Need your roof checking out? Talk to the experts at Herrick Roofing. With over 3 years of experience in Melbourne's roofing industry, we can help you find the best service for your budget and needs. Call today!

Our roof repair specialists provide high quality, professional and cost-effective services.

If you have any questions about painting your roof or would like advice on how to maintain your roof, feel free to call Nick on 0422 903 522 or click here to send a message and I will be more than happy to help.

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About the Author

Nick Herrick is the owner of Herrick's Roofing a respected roofing contractor who services residential home owners in Croydon and Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs. Nick and his team can handle all issues with your roof.

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