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With worries about an impending housing market crash, many people are growing more and more reluctant to make any changes. Buyers may be especially reluctant as interest rates have risen three times already in 2018, and the year isn't over yet.
For the homeowner who was considering putting their home on the market, this is disconcerting news. One way you can gain an advantage over other houses on the market is by making improvements. Here is a look at four ways getting a new roof can give you the edge you need in a tight housing market.
A New Roof Will Dramatically Improve Curb Appeal
When you are trying to attract potential buyers for your home, it's extremely important it looks just as good on the outside as it does on the inside. You don't want prospective home buyers doing a drive-by, assuming your old roof equals old everything. A new roof has a way making the entire home look good. And with almost a 70 percent return on your investment for a shingle roof, it's a financially sound decision as well. Depending on other home and market factors, you may even be able to recoup your entire investment.
A New Roof Will Reduce Energy Costs
Old roofs allow a lot of heat to escape. Old-school materials can also absorb excess heat. When you choose Energy Star certified roofing products, your energy bills will reflect savings. This can be a big advantage over other similar houses in your market. Of course, actual saving will depend on your climate, but a professional roofing contractor can educate you on the best products to use to reap the maximum benefit. An energy-efficient roof will also appeal to the environmentally-conscious buyer.
A New Roof May Have A Transferable Warranty
Many roofing materials manufactures now offer a warranty that can be transferred to a new owner. This can be a tremendous bargaining point when negotiating the final selling price of your home. It also increases the return on your investment. Let your roofing contractor know you are interested in manufacturers that provide this potentially valuable warranty. Ask if they also provide workmanship warranties. When two homes are otherwise equal, a roofing warranty could give you the advantage with a home buyer.
A New Roof Won't Have Any Surprises
The savvy home buyer only buys on contingency of passing a home inspection. With an old roof, the inspector is going to look a little harder at your roof for any potential signs of structural damage. With a new roof, your home will have no problem passing that part of the inspection.
Contact a roofing contractor for more help.Share