When you have plans to sell a home, whether it’s in the near future or years down the line, choices you make as a homeowner can impact its resale value. One of the aspects of your home that you should expect to have a big impact on the resale value is the roofing. In this blog post, we’ll review a few of the ways that your roofing can affect your home’s resale value and how you can maximize your returns on your investment.
The first thing we’ll cover is curb appeal. When prospective buyers pull up to your home, a noticeably clean and well-maintained roof sets a great first impression. However, dingy, ill-kept roofing provides just the opposite. Whether you’re trying to sell your home soon or still plan to enjoy many years under your roof, keeping up with maintenance will help ensure your roofing looks great when it’s time to schedule showings.
Speaking of maintenance, keeping records of important steps in your roofing care routine is a great habit to get into. If you have maintenance, repairs, or a full or partial replacement, make sure you keep records of what was done and when to pass on to the next homeowner. Not only will they appreciate your attention to detail, but you may be able to get a better price if you can prove you’ve taken exceptional care of the roofing as long as you owned the home.
If you ever do decide to replace your roofing, keep in mind that the materials matter and can really affect resale value. Some options, such as steel roofing, are prized for their longevity and low maintenance requirements, whereas options like cedar shakes are also known to last a while but provide a unique look that many buyers may find just as attractive as you do. Shingle is another great option that is generally less expensive to install but can keep a nice appearance for years with regular care and maintenance. This also applies to the licensed contractor and their references and testimonials to back them.
Every detail of your home matters when it’s time to sell, but the roofing can be easy to forget until it’s too late. At Weldon Roofing, we provide exceptional roofing services that will help ensure that when it’s time to sell, your roofing won’t be a detriment to the resale value.