The housing market is all over the place. Just when you think it’s one thing, it changes. The one constant in the housing market is that some people need to sell their homes and other people need to buy them. Based on that reality, the best you can do is do everything to make your house trustworthy and appealing. Getting a roof inspection is part of this. An approved roof inspection will give you a certificate that you can show prospective house buyers. It makes you more competitive as a seller.
In our past few blogs, we’ve examined just what a roof inspector will examine, including your roof’s age, material, pitch, and repair history. In today’s blog, we’re going to outline just what a roof inspection can do for you as a home seller.
Communicate the roof’s condition to the buyer.
- This is the main function of a roof inspection. You could sit down and tell the prospective buyer about your roof’s condition yourself, but he or she probably wouldn’t take you seriously. However, if you have the input of a professional roofer, that’s a whole different game! The interested party will be far more likely to buy your house.
Honestly predict the roof’s life expectancy.
- Nobody wants to buy something that has unpleasant surprises hidden within it. Part of being a successful seller is transparency, and a roof inspection gives you just that. A professional will estimate how many more years your roof has in it, and you will be able to pass this information on to interested parties. It’s just another great nugget of information that will make you look like a good homeowner. Everybody wants to buy from good homeowners.
Define any needed repairs.
- People will avoid roof inspections, because they don’t want to have to make repairs. The fact is, if you don’t have a roof inspection, you risk prospective sellers requesting an inspection and making you pay for the repairs. Not only is that inconvenient, it can make you look bad. Just get the roof inspected and have a discussion with the inspector about the repairs. It will be worth it!
Keeping your roof up-to-date is easy when you have the help of Planet Roofing. Our world-class roofing services have sustained roofs around Denver for years, and we’re still going strong. Contact us for a free assessment, solar panel installing, and more! We look forward to helping you!