Should I replace my roof before selling?

If you’re reading this post then it means you either are considering selling your home or you’ve already begun the process of selling. In either case, the first question on your mind is probably, “Should I replace my roof before I sell?” So what’s the answer?

To answer that question you’re going to want to consider two key factors: your roof’s condition and home value.

Most roofing companies, including Wisconsin Roofing, will give you a free estimate on a roof replacement. If you are unsure of the condition of your roof, an estimate could quickly call out some of the bigger concerns and reasons for why you’d want a new roof. This information alone could to answer this question.

Alternatively, if you want a more thorough analysis, then you’d want a roof inspection. An inspection would tell you with certainty what issues are happening, plus give you a sense of lifespan remaining. Some issues could be simple repair while others maybe replacement.

Would a new roof add home value?

Would a new roof add home value? The short answer is yes. Many real estate agents would agree, replacing your roof before selling the home will get you better market exposure and a higher return.

Having a new or updated roof may be part of the homes location whereas restrictions would prohibit “bad curb appeal” from happening. A sellers credit may be the best option and depending on the lending institution you are limited to just 6%. In other cases, a lender won’t lend unless the roof is replaced.

Having a new roof would increase the buyers offer plus add a level of comfort which the buyer would not have to contend with at close. 

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Why Wisconsin Roofing?

You can count on us to do a great job for your home. We have built a reputation on being one of Wisconsin’s premier residential roofing contractors because we are conscientious, we take the time to do things right, and we provide superior customer service.

For over 15 years, we’ve been at the forefront of residential roofing in the SE Wisconsin areas. We’ve successfully completed thousands of residential roofing jobs because of our expertise and experience. Our mission is to make your life easier by helping you get a first-rate job done in a very efficient manner.

We want your roofing project completed to the highest standards at the most affordable price. We’ve spent long hours studying all of the latest residential roofing options, and have created installation sheets that are effective, practical, and helpful for making sure you get maximum value from every single dollar we spend on your project.

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