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Selling Your Home? Don't Forget to Change Your Roof!

Any well-functioning property uses the most durable materials for their walls and roof. Unfortunately, some homeowners forget that budgeting does not compromise quality, especially when these serve as your defenses against the elements.

Before you sell your home, it's crucial to understand the small things and variables that make a property attractive to homebuyers. One is the neighborhood. Next is the property's sustainability. Last, it's the property's aesthetics, contrary to popular opinion.

Truthfully, you are not replacing your roof to provide it with exceptional curb appeal. Home renovating and remodeling professionals advise roof upgrades to make sure it can last your homebuyer another 30 years after purchasing it.

While many homeowners have gotten lucky with high appraisal rates without tearing down and changing their roof, this event is unlikely to happen to anyone. Having a new roof increases your chances of having homebuyers interested because you have a house that guarantees long-term protection against the elements while making itself beautiful to look at from the outside.

Vis Exterior has excellent content that explains the undeniably tremendous added value a new roof can add to any home. Read more about it below.

How your roof affects your home’s value

Most homeowners are concerned mainly with having their roof protect all the valuable stuff under it. However, it’s also a major insulator, and if you’re using some of the newer, high-tech roofing materials, the summer heat is reflected off the roof instead of absorbing it, which is a great relief in terms of cost (utility bills) and comfort.

While the roof serves in an obvious functional manner, a new roof looks great, even if its just new asphalt shingles. However, there are many options out there, including natural wood, which for some homeowners, can’t be beat for it’s natural beauty.

Home inspectors make a beeline for the roof when they come to a property, because the health of a roof is a big factor in determining a home’s value. For example, a new or updated roof has been found to offer an excellent return on investment as it vastly improves the overall “health” of a home.

If you’re selling your home and the roof is need of repair, it can be a big negative on the appraisal value of the property and it will put your property firmly in the “fixer-upper” category and could actually kill a sale.

Do you need a new roof?

Replacing your roof is no small feat. While professional roofers can get in and out fairly quickly, there is a cost involved. If your roof has been frequently inspected and maintained, you’re able to 20 or more years out of it. However, if your region has been exposed to severe weather over the years, all the care in the world can’t save it from an eventual need for total replacement. (Continued)

If you need the best roofing solutions in South Windsor CT, you can always count on us at Slavin Home Improvement to help you with all your needs. Contact us today!



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