Considering selling your home? Before you list it, you might want to have the roof inspected first. Here’s why.
What’s the Purpose of Home Inspections?
Home inspections are usually conducted by certified home inspectors after a home buyer signs a purchase agreement but before making the final sale. A typical home inspection has top-to-bottom coverage, from the foundations all the way to the roof. Utilities like electrical and plumbing are also inspected. As the homeowner/seller, you want the home inspection as uneventful as possible – a buyer could choose to back out or negotiate a lower price if the home inspector finds issues with your home.
Why Should You Have Your Roof Inspected In Advance?
An early roof inspection provides the opportunity to perform roof repair on problems that may be found during inspection. While there are homebuyers that prefer fixer-uppers, they’d never pay full value for the house. You will want to sell it to homebuyers who want a house that’s live-in ready. Also, in case you change your mind and decide not to sell, you’ll end up with a roof that’s in great condition.
A home that’s in good condition means you won’t have to make compromises on the sale price. You can even highlight it as one of the reasons to buy your home. Other features that can make your home attractive to home buyers include:
Active and transferable roofing warranty – This provides assurance that the roof is protected against manufacturing issues and/or installation errors.
Energy efficiency features – In addition to energy savings derived from an energy-efficient roof, it may make the new homeowner eligible for rebates.
Possible insurance discounts – A well-maintained roof may make the homebuyer eligible for discounts on their homeowners insurance.
Potential home addition – Some home buyers look for attics that can be converted into a bedroom, and a well-maintained roof and attic can make your home more desirable for them.
Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC is your leading provider of roof maintenance and installation services. Give us a call at (541) 320-7742. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Springfield and the surrounding communities in Oregon.