We all know the real estate market has a lot of competition. If you’re planning to jump in the wagon, you should be prepared to take on a lot of rejection and criticism. And if you really want to make a good impression to your buyer, you’ll need to show the true value of your house.
But does this mean completely redoing your old roof as well?
There’s no certain answer to that. It all depends on the current condition of your roof and how well you’ve been maintaining it over the years. If you’ve neglected the repairs and inspections, there’s a high chance your roof can bring down the overall impact of your house. This will make it harder to sell.
On the other hand, if your roof is in good shape there really is no need to go all fancy with the upgrades. Sure, if you want to add in new roofing trends to your house, that’s a separate case. But even then, you’ll need to keep an eye on your budget before you think about redoing an already well-maintained roof.
Why does a roof matter when selling your house?
When you put your house on the market, every aspect of it will be analyzed by the potential buyer. Your roof is the first and foremost thing they will notice before even stepping in through the front door. And we all know how crucial first impressions can be.
Apart from the overall appeal of the house and your roof, buyers don’t want a house that requires major renovations. So if your roof is in poor condition and is need of repairs, it may turn away the buyer. This is when redoing your roof becomes necessary.
A roof that has been redone and replaced will also look fresher even if the old roof was in top condition – there’s still no comparison between newly replaced roofs. An upgraded roof following contemporary trends of the roofing market is also more likely to fare well in the market. Not only will your house stand out from your neighbors, it will improve the overall curb appeal of your home itself.