If you're fixing up your home to put it on the market, you may be wondering if you should have a new roof installed. Your real estate agent may offer some advice to help make your decision, but if your roof is old and worn out, it may turn off potential buyers. A new roof is much more appealing to buyers since they know they won't have to worry about the expense of a roof replacement for several years. Here are some points to consider about putting a new roof on your home before you sell your house.
Opt For The Most Affordable Shingles
You may want to invest in high-quality and more expensive shingles when you plan to live in a home for decades, but basic three-tab shingles would be a good option for a home you intend to sell. These are the most affordable shingles, and they are also a popular choice. They're also called builder's-grade roofing since they are often put on new construction homes.
Color-Coordinate The Roofing And Siding
A nice feature of asphalt shingles is that they come in different colors so you can choose shingles that complement the siding and trim colors on your house. If you're going to paint your home too, then you'll want to think about the colors you'll choose for the exterior of your home and roofing so your house looks attractive from the curb. You might want trendy colors, but it may be best to avoid unusual color combinations because you want to appeal to as many buyers as possible.
Allow Several Weeks To Complete The Job
You probably have a target date in mind for putting your home on the market. Be sure to allow time for the new roof to be put on because the entire process might take several weeks. There are details, such as obtaining a permit and ordering supplies to be delivered, that take time to complete. Plus, you have to go through the estimate process for the roof and sign a contract. Once all that's done, work on the roof can typically be completed in just a few days.
Adjust The Selling Price
Although putting on a new roof is a major expense, it can help you sell your home quicker and for more money. Talk to your real estate agent about how to price your home once your new roof is on and you're finished with other home improvements.
While you may not get back all the money you invested, you'll get more than if you sell your home when it needs major repairs, such as a new roof. Plus, you'll have a wider range of prospective buyers rather than having to sell to people looking to flip or fix up the house and who want to negotiate the price of your house down.
To learn more, contact a roofing company.