Ready to Sell Your Home?
You may be ready to move on from the home you’ve lived in for some time and move on to something bigger and better, but is your current home ready for you to sell? The number of tasks it takes to sell your home could end up being a never-ending laundry list of projects to complete in a short amount of time. We’re here to cross the roof off your “before I sell my home” checklist.
Selling Your Home As-Is
Selling your home as-is comes with low-ball offers, and for good reason. No one wants to be stuck with a home that’s falling apart, and potential buyers will hire a home inspector for this very reason. People who sell their homes as-is aren’t set to make a profit. Sometimes, they just want the house off their hands.
Check For Roof Leaks
The first step to take is to make sure your roof doesn’t have any roof leaks. Your home may have a chance of being sold as-is if your roof clears a roofing professional’s inspection. Contact Perimeter Roofing for a free roof inspection, and we’ll tell you if anything is wrong with your roof and how you can get started.
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You’re Covered With Storm Damage To Your Roof
Any kind of weather damage is prevalent on an older roof. If your roof is more than 20 years old, it’s due for a roof replacement. Perimeter Roofing has certified professionals with the proper tools for a thorough roof inspection. Storm damage from hail and strong winds will signify if you need roof repair before you sell your home. We also help you file insurance claims for you when we locate significant storm damage. If a recent storm swept through your neighborhood, leaving your home vulnerable to water damage, or mold growth, we file your roof as an emergency case and deal with the insurance company directly.
Homeowners insurance doesn’t cover all roof repair costs. They will cover at least part of the cost if the damage is due to a storm, hail, fallen tree, or other unavoidable reasons. Your claim may be denied if the damage is due to a lack of routine maintenance.
Don’t Ignore Missing Or Bent Shingles
Missing shingles on your roof is a dead giveaway to potential buyers that you neglected roof maintenance as a homeowner. Even if the shingles in question can’t be seen from the street, driveway, or ground, it is a good idea to get these shingles replaced. Ignoring missing or bent shingles on your roof could negatively impact the following on your sale:
- Fewer offers
- Reduced offer price
- Longer sale process
A home that needs a lot of maintenance won’t appeal to buyers looking for something move-in ready, and you’ll get less interest on your property. At worst, they may pass on your home altogether or negotiate a much lower asking price for your home in its current state.
Avoid Emergency Roof Repair
Sometimes the roof in question deserves to be replaced before selling because you want to avoid an emergency roof repair. You can save much more money with minor roof repairs versus a complete roof replacement before you list your home. The best scenario is trying to sell your home without a hitch. While many factors in the negotiating stage could slow the entire selling process, it’s because no one wants to be stuck with emergency repairs.
Immediately Call Us If You Notice Odd Odors Or Fires
In the event of a roof fire, the first number you should call is the fire department, of course. Then contact Perimeter Roofing to help your insurance claim go smoother. One of our specialties is holding all major insurance companies accountable for covering external damage like a lightning strike or a fallen power line.
Odd odors could signify mold. Any spots of mold need to be addressed immediately so there’s no further damage. Depending on the extent, a roof replacement could likely be in order. One of the first things home inspectors do, and are solely hired to do is check for all signs of mold. A professional local roofing company can tell you if you have a sagging roof, underlying rot, or any damage to your shingles that could’ve led to a water leak.
Shrinkage, Splitting, Blistering, Ridging, and Surface Erosion
A few cracked shingles may not deter most buyers, but if your entire roof is in poor condition, a roof replacement would add more value to your home. Surface erosion on your roof, including blistering and shrinkage, is often due to excessive sun damage. When Perimeter Roofing inspects your roof, we can easily tell the age of your roof by the state of your shingles and if surface erosion will cause future issues — sooner rather than later.
Contact Perimeter Roofing For Your Home’s Roof Inspection!
After decades of roofing experience, we’ve seen all the roofing hazards and home scenarios. From the homeowner’s perspective, we understand that the condition of their roof goes unnoticed for many years. When your roof is first built, or you’ve moved into a home with a solid roof at first glance, you go on living your life with no roofing worries. Unless you see any major water leaks coming from your roof, it’s a solid roof.
As local roofing professionals, Perimeter Roofing is licensed and certified. Our roofers are regularly trained to locate early signs of damage and how to address roofing concerns quickly. If you’re looking to sell your home as-is, check out Perimeter Roofing first! With locations in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and all throughout Georgia, contact us for a local roof inspection.