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The Process of Roof Replacements

Last time, we began to dive into the world of roofs, one of the most unrecognized parts of a home. Today, we are going to go even deeper, helping you navigate the pitfalls and perils of roof replacement and, as always, ensuring that you receive information that will help you maximize the potential of your home when it lands on the market.

If you’ve been traveling with us on this jaunt across the rooftops, then you will remember that we suggested climbing aboard your roof (SAFELY) and then examining it for things like missing shingles, dark patches, saggy spots, etc. We ended with something of a cliff hanger, stating that if you’ve noticed any of these things then there is a very good chance that you will be looking at a full roof replacement.

Our story continues:

Replacing a roof is not something that people want to think about, especially if they are about to move away from the home where the roof is about to be replaced. Few things are as unpleasant as shelling out several thousands of dollars without ever being able to enjoy the thing that one has just depleted their bank account for. To this, I will adapt a quote from Rilke: You must change your perspective! Yes, the expenses associated with repairing a roof are not enjoyable to contemplate, but consider the alternative. You leave the roof as it is, saggy/dark spots and all, and then have an open house. Prospective buyers come, look at all the pretty rooms, marvel at the natural sunlight, the clean fixtures, the tastefully laid out interior.

Someone, maybe several someones, make an offer.

You pick one of them, and the sale moves forward. As a part of the process, a home inspection is undertaken. The inspector looks at everything. The inspector looks at the roof. The inspector tells the prospective homeowners that everything looks great, except for the missing shingles, dark patches, saggy spots, etc. These, says the inspector, suggest a problem with the roof that will need to be resolved by anyone who buys the home.

The prospective buyer backs out of the sale. You are back to square one.

Selling a home can already be an agonizing and disorienting experience, but there are some things within your power to make it less so. The primary tool you, as the current homeowner, possess is the ability to make the house as desirable and sellable as possible. Part of this involves ensuring that things like the roof are in good condition. If you’ve noticed roof issues, don’t hope that they will slip beyond someone else’s attention. Fixing the issue will not only ensure drastically increased desirability of your home (potentially increasing the home’s value as well), it will also prevent you from possibly being involved in lawsuits due to a problem you could have solved.

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