Planning on putting your home on the market? It’s usually standard practice for homeowners to spruce up their exterior first. After all, your home’s curb appeal is what gives prospective homebuyers their first impression of your property, and first impressions last.

If you’re planning on making minor improvements to your exterior, we recommend starting with your roof, also known as your home’s first line of defense against the elements. In particular, we recommend scheduling a roof inspection.

Aside from the usual practical reasons (like fixing underlying roofing issues that could lower your home’s property), what are the reasons you should have your roof inspected before selling your home?

Scheduling a Roof Inspection Is a Goodwill Gesture That Could Help Your Home Stand Out in a Competitive Property Market

Scheduling a roof inspection before selling your home can help put prospective homebuyers at ease by showing them your willingness to be upfront about the current condition of your property.

A Detailed Inspection Report Can Help You Negotiate a Better Price

As a general rule, the more you know about your roof’s condition, the more leverage you have in negotiations. For instance, if it was stated in the report that your roof’s remaining lifespan was fairly long, you can use this crucial detail to negotiate a better price.

What If You Already Scheduled a General Inspection?

It would still be a good idea to schedule a roof inspection. That’s because general home inspections usually aren’t comprehensive enough to detect underlying roofing issues. To detect underlying roofing issues and conduct roof repair work as soon as possible, contractors will need to conduct a comprehensive roof inspection. And to make sure the roof inspections don’t miss any serious issues, it’s important to vet a roofer before hiring them.

Looking for roofers near you?

StormROOF Systems, LLC, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof replacement and storm damage repair services. To schedule a free inspection, call us at (470) 300-1768 or fill out this form.