If you are considering selling your home, your home will need to undergo a home inspection. In today’s post, the local roofing contractors at Lexington Blue® explains why this is important, and why this is especially needed for your roof.
What Is a Home Inspection For?
A home inspection is conducted by a certified home inspector between the buyer signing a purchase agreement and the final sale date. A typical home inspection covers all parts of the house from top to bottom. Important components such as the roof and foundations, along with utilities such as plumbing and electricity, are scrutinized. As the homeowner, you’ll want the home inspection to be finished in an uneventful manner; a buyer could decide to back out of the sale — or perhaps want to negotiate a lower price — if the home inspector finds problems.
Reasons Why You Should Have Your Roof Inspected In Advance
Since you can have your roof inspected by your local roofing and siding contractor before you put your house up for sale, it offers certain advantages that can help secure the sale.
An early roof inspection will give you the chance to fix roofing problems such as leaks, making it ready for a home inspection. Some homebuyers, particularly those with families, would rather not deal with fixer-uppers; a roof that needs repairs can be a deal-breaker. In the event that you decide not to sell your home, you can rest easy knowing that you have a roof that you can count on.
A roof in good condition also means you don’t have to reduce your selling price to make the sale. Your buyer can have a good return on investment on a well-maintained roof through potential discounts on their homeowner’s insurance premiums or transferable warranties. It also means they won’t have to worry about roof replacement years down the line, giving them time to settle. A home buyer may also look for spaces to convert, and a well-maintained attic is great for such renovation projects.
Lexington Blue® is your leading provider of roof replacement services. Give us a call at (859) 368-6346. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Georgetown, KY, and the surrounding communities.