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New Roofing Can Make or Break the Sale of Your Home | Ploughcroft

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New Roofing Can Make or Break the Sale of Your Home

If you are considering putting your home up for sale, you’ll make sure that it is presented to potential purchasers in the best possible light. There are numerous reasons why a sale can fall through and one of the most important, that many vendors don’t think about, is the condition of the roofing on the property. Replacing the roof of your house is a significant investment but when you sell the house you can expect an immediate return reflected in the price you are able to ask.

You can be assured that prospective purchasers will look at the state of the roof when considering the sale price and of course a new roof will significantly increase the value of your property. For purchasers, a roof that is in excellent condition represents one less problem to worry about, less stress about future expense and peace of mind that the roof is not going to cause damage to the interior or exterior of the house.

What surveyors look for

Savvy buyers will want a surveyor to inspect the whole of the property including the roof and here are some of the most common things the surveyor will take into consideration:

  • The quality of the roofing materials, what materials have been used and whether those materials are appropriate for the location of the property
  • The age of the roof and how long it is likely to last before repairs are necessary; for example, if the existing roof may need to be replaced within 5 years this can impact negatively on the price you expect to achieve for the property.
  • Whether the roof can sustain extreme weather; for example roofing in Yorkshire where rain is prevalent can be vastly different from materials used in the Scottish Highlands where snow is expected every year. People often underestimate the role the weather has in determining what a roof is made of. A surveyor who lives locally will be acutely aware of normal weather conditions in the area.

Professional roofing contractors

Naturally, it’s not always essential to replace the entire roof. In some cases a good standard of repair is sufficient but vendors should consider the following:

A good quality roof can last for more than 50 years before it is necessary to either repair or replace it. Obviously, this will depend on the quality of the initial installation, regular annual maintenance and the standard of care. It’s worth investing in a roof survey before you place your property up for sale because a professional roofing contractor will be able to identify any flaws that might prevent a sale.

Roofing contractors are both experienced and qualified to identify damage and will look for loose tiles, water damage, a sagging roof, algae and a host of other structural and weather-related problems. They can advise whether the roof needs replacing or can be saved with repairs. If a number of repairs are necessary, it can often be more economical to replace with a new one since over time roof repairs can cost thousands of pounds.

If you are considering selling your house, contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to inspect your roof and let you know what needs to be done to get it in tip top condition.

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