Should You Replace Your Roof Before Selling Your Home?
January 11, 2022
Roofing advice and tips from roofing company Red Wolf Roofing in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Replace Your Roof Before Selling

The Condition of Your Roof

First and foremost, you'll need to look at your roof and assess the condition it’s in. If you have experience in roofing or know what to look for when it comes to damage/wear and tear (cracked or missing shingles, granules falling off, colors fading, leaks, etc.), then you can inspect your roof on your own. Just make sure that you follow safety best practices.

If you don’t have much experience with roofs, then reach out to a local roofing expert. We provide free inspections and can tell you whether or not your roof needs to be replaced.

Once you find out the state of your roof, you can decide which course of action to take. The general rule of thumb: if your roof is in pretty good condition and has 10 or so good years left in it, don’t replace it. If your roof’s life expectancy is less than 10 years or is in rough condition aesthetically, a replacement will likely be needed. Otherwise, you may have a hard time finding a suitable buyer.

Your Home’s Current Resale Value

You should consider what your current home’s resale value is. If you’re already satisfied with the amount and are just looking to sell it fast so you can get the money and be done with it, then a roofing replacement may not be necessary. However, keep in mind that you are potentially losing out on money if you choose not to replace your roof.

On the opposite side, if you are hoping to get as much money out of your home as possible, speak with your realtor about whether or not a replacement is worth it. They can appropriately estimate how much your home’s value will increase from a replacement and whether it’s worth your time.

How Much Added Value Will a Replacement Net You?

Branching off of that, you need to understand how much a new roof will actually add to your home’s value. New roofs are an investment, and if the cost of the new roof barely outweighs how much it will improve the value, then it may not be worth your time.

This also ties back to the condition of the roof. If your roof is already in an acceptable condition, a replacement may not net you much more in profits.

Is Your Roof’s Style Or Materials Outdated?

Sometimes your roof might be in solid condition and have plenty of years left, but the materials or style is outdated. For example, take a look at the other houses in the neighborhood. Are their roofs more modern than your roof or of different material? If your roof stands out amongst your neighbors, potential buyers will be deterred because they may feel included to replace it to make it more contemporary.

This is a tricky decision to make. You don’t want to replace your roof if it’s not necessary and if a potential buyer will still purchase your home with the roof as is. Working with an experienced realtor who can help you make the right decision is wise.

Does it Just Need to Be Repaired?

Perhaps your roof just needs some repairs and not a full-on replacement. To find out if that is the right option for you, reach out to a local roofer who can inspect the roof and tell you where improvements can be made. Going this route can improve your home’s resale value quite a bit while costing you much less than a full replacement.

Indiana Homeowners Trust Red Wolf Roofing

Not every roofing company has your best interest in mind. Unfortunately, some are only looking to make a quick buck and use poor materials and craftsmanship to swindle hard-working folks out of their money. That’s not us. At Red Wolf Roofing, we are dedicated to providing high-quality roofs to homeowners with exceptional materials and craftsmanship. For Indiana homeowners looking to increase their home’s value, Red Wolf Roofing is the only choice.

Our streamlined process will replace your roof in no time so that you can sell your home efficiently.

  • Contact Us – Get the ball rolling and reach out to us for a FREE roof inspection.
  • Appointment – We’ll come by at your earliest convenience to learn more about your home and what your dream roof looks like.
  • Proposal – Based on the information we gather, we’ll draft a proposal that works for you and your budget.
  • New Roof – Once the proposal has been signed, we’ll tear down your roof and finish it within the timeframe outlined.

Reach out today to get started on improving your home’s resale value!

Choose Red Wolf Roofing For All Your Roofing Needs

Let Red Wolf Roofing provide you with the best roof.

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Should You Replace Your Roof Before Selling Your Home?
January 11, 2022
Roofing advice and tips from roofing company Red Wolf Roofing in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Replace Your Roof Before Selling

The Condition of Your Roof

First and foremost, you'll need to look at your roof and assess the condition it’s in. If you have experience in roofing or know what to look for when it comes to damage/wear and tear (cracked or missing shingles, granules falling off, colors fading, leaks, etc.), then you can inspect your roof on your own. Just make sure that you follow safety best practices.

If you don’t have much experience with roofs, then reach out to a local roofing expert. We provide free inspections and can tell you whether or not your roof needs to be replaced.

Once you find out the state of your roof, you can decide which course of action to take. The general rule of thumb: if your roof is in pretty good condition and has 10 or so good years left in it, don’t replace it. If your roof’s life expectancy is less than 10 years or is in rough condition aesthetically, a replacement will likely be needed. Otherwise, you may have a hard time finding a suitable buyer.

Your Home’s Current Resale Value

You should consider what your current home’s resale value is. If you’re already satisfied with the amount and are just looking to sell it fast so you can get the money and be done with it, then a roofing replacement may not be necessary. However, keep in mind that you are potentially losing out on money if you choose not to replace your roof.

On the opposite side, if you are hoping to get as much money out of your home as possible, speak with your realtor about whether or not a replacement is worth it. They can appropriately estimate how much your home’s value will increase from a replacement and whether it’s worth your time.

How Much Added Value Will a Replacement Net You?

Branching off of that, you need to understand how much a new roof will actually add to your home’s value. New roofs are an investment, and if the cost of the new roof barely outweighs how much it will improve the value, then it may not be worth your time.

This also ties back to the condition of the roof. If your roof is already in an acceptable condition, a replacement may not net you much more in profits.

Is Your Roof’s Style Or Materials Outdated?

Sometimes your roof might be in solid condition and have plenty of years left, but the materials or style is outdated. For example, take a look at the other houses in the neighborhood. Are their roofs more modern than your roof or of different material? If your roof stands out amongst your neighbors, potential buyers will be deterred because they may feel included to replace it to make it more contemporary.

This is a tricky decision to make. You don’t want to replace your roof if it’s not necessary and if a potential buyer will still purchase your home with the roof as is. Working with an experienced realtor who can help you make the right decision is wise.

Does it Just Need to Be Repaired?

Perhaps your roof just needs some repairs and not a full-on replacement. To find out if that is the right option for you, reach out to a local roofer who can inspect the roof and tell you where improvements can be made. Going this route can improve your home’s resale value quite a bit while costing you much less than a full replacement.

Indiana Homeowners Trust Red Wolf Roofing

Not every roofing company has your best interest in mind. Unfortunately, some are only looking to make a quick buck and use poor materials and craftsmanship to swindle hard-working folks out of their money. That’s not us. At Red Wolf Roofing, we are dedicated to providing high-quality roofs to homeowners with exceptional materials and craftsmanship. For Indiana homeowners looking to increase their home’s value, Red Wolf Roofing is the only choice.

Our streamlined process will replace your roof in no time so that you can sell your home efficiently.

  • Contact Us – Get the ball rolling and reach out to us for a FREE roof inspection.
  • Appointment – We’ll come by at your earliest convenience to learn more about your home and what your dream roof looks like.
  • Proposal – Based on the information we gather, we’ll draft a proposal that works for you and your budget.
  • New Roof – Once the proposal has been signed, we’ll tear down your roof and finish it within the timeframe outlined.

Reach out today to get started on improving your home’s resale value!

Choose Red Wolf Roofing For
All Your Roofing Needs

Let Red Wolf Roofing provide you with the best roof.

GET YOUR FREE QUOTE