As much as we may want to ignore it or put it off for as long as we can, replacing your roof can raise your property value whether you’re looking to stay in your home or sell. A new roof can affect curb appeal and help when it’s time for appraisal.
A roof is not just an important part of your home’s waterproofing and insulation system. It actually counts for over half of the visual exterior when someone is simply looking at your home’s exterior. For this reason, it is essential to your home’s overall appearance and appeal. To know if your roof needs just a few repairs or needs to be replaced entirely in this case, it depends on what type of roof you have and what condition it is currently in.
How A New Roof Can Help When It’s Time for Appraisal
An old roof can negatively affect your appraisal when it is time to sell. As we mentioned above a roof counts for over half of your home’s visual exterior, so an appraiser will look at it and evaluate the quality of the condition of the roof. Most likely, the home buyer would ask for a discount or ask for all repairs to be made to the roof before buying the home. When selling your home, having your roof replaced or repaired depends on the condition of your current roof, house market value in your area, and your choice of replacement roof. If you know your roof may at least need some repairs, be sure to immediately notify your real estate agent as it is important to fix the issue sooner rather than later.
It may seem easy to put off as long as possible, but having a roof in excellent condition is imperative. The raised property value is simply just a bonus! At Precise Exteriors, we’re here to help you raise the value of your home! Contact us for more information.