Roofs are often the largest and most expensive obstacle, derailing the sale of a home. If the roof looks old and near the end of its “Economic Life”, buyers are generally cautious as to the condition of the home. Especially if the roof dominates what a buyer views as they approach the house.
Remember that a roof must be certifiable for “5 years of additional life” or a lender will require replacement prior to funding a Buyer’s loan.
1. Find out the age of the roof.
2. Have a roofing contractor examine the roof.
3. Contract a roofing contractor to clean and treat the roof if necessary.
4. Re-roof if repair and cleaning is not an option.
Taking any question of your roofs integrity and life expectancy off the table prior to listing the property is a big plus. Having the documentation included with your marketing materials will let the buyer concentrate on the benefits of living in this home.