What to Do With Your Roof When Selling Your Home

roofingSo, you’re selling your Miami area house. One of the things that pretty much every real estate agent will tell you is that you should make any necessary repairs and upgrades to your home before you list it. Not only will this make your home more attractive to buyers, it will help to prevent your property’s value from dipping. For example, a roof that is in poor shape is going to hurt the value of your home which means that you’ll need to decide if you want to hire a roofing company to make repairs to your roof or to replace it altogether.

Determining the Damage

You will first need to determine whether your roof is damaged or not. It would be good to hire someone to do an inspection of your entire roof. An inspector will be able to tell you whether your roof needs work or not. If your roof is damaged, you’ll want to hire a roofing company to inspect your roof for a more detailed analysis which will then help to determine the cost of repairing or replacing your roof.

Determining Whether the Cost is Worth It

If there are only minor damages to your roof, then paying to have them repaired is probably worth the cost. The less damages that show up in an inspection report for potential buyers, the better the chances are that the buyer will be interested in your home – and will pay what you’re asking for it. If your home is in high demand and a number of buyers are interested, then smaller repairs may not even be necessary.

However, if extensive repair is needed, you may want to think about the investment. If you can’t afford to pay for extensive roof repairs, you may need to lower the asking price of the home. Very few buyers are going to want to buy property and then on top of that have to pay for extensive roof repairs or replacement.

If your roof needs to be replaced completely, it probably means that it is structurally unsound and may have other underlying damage which means hiring a roofing company to replace the roof since most buyers will be scared off if they hear the entire roof needs to be replaced.

Replacing the roof or not will definitely affect the asking price you can set for your house; your financial situation will be the determining factor as to whether you replace it completely.

Here at A-1 Property Services, we have fostered a reputation in the Miami area as a roofing company known for high quality roof repair and replacement services. We would be more than happy to help with an inspection and, if necessary, repairs to get your home ready for selling. Contact -1 Property Services for your free inspection.