Should You Replace Your Roof Before Selling Your Home?

Should You Replace Your Roof Before Selling Your Home?

So you’ve decided to sell your home. What’s next? You’re going to have to make some important decisions that will affect the value of your home. Don’t worry though, you’re not the first person that’s decided to relocate. With the help of friends, family, and the worldwide web, you’ll get your home sold in no time. 

One of the many questions that homeowners have before putting their home on the market is whether or not to replace their roof. Whether you need a new roof estimate or just a little advice, we’ll help you out.

When You Should Replace Your Roof

Poor Condition

If your roof is in poor condition, you’ll want to replace it before selling your home. A damaged or even dated roof can lead to fewer offers which then leads to a longer process and reduced offer prices. It’s a truly frustrating slippery slope. Keep an eye out for droopiness, leaks, and damaged shingles. If you want to be sure of your next course of action, get in touch with us and we’ll inspect your entire roofing system free of charge. We can also give you a new roof estimate. 

Poor Curb Appeal

Your roof can make up to 40% of the curb appeal of your home, which is the first thing buyers will notice. A fresh roof will be an encouraging sign to potential buyers. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report in 2018, around 18% of sellers replaced their roofs before selling their homes. 

Choosing Materials

If you determine that your roof needs to be replaced before selling your home, keep in mind that different materials will have different ROIs. While a metal roof may look better, on average, their ROI is 7.3% lower than asphalt shingles. 

When You Shouldn’t Replace Your Roof

Cosmetic Damage 

If cosmetic damage is the only lingering problem with your roof, there is no need to replace your entire roof. You can replace individual shingles, just make sure they match your current ones.

Damage Confined to One Area

When damage is limited to one area of your roof, you can save thousands of dollars while also enhancing the curb appeal of your home with a partial re-roofing. Keep in mind that partial re-roofings can only be completed so many times before the slope of your home becomes uneven. If you’re unsure if your home already has multiple layers of shingles, get in touch with our team!

We hope that this blog will help you make an educated decision. Good luck with the sale of your home and as always, you can schedule a complete inspection of your roof for free with us here at Orange Elephant. To learn more about proper roofing maintenance, check out our other blogs!