As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to ensure your roofing system is well-maintained throughout its lifespan. It is all the more important that you do so if you are looking to sell your home in the future. Continue reading as we discuss the advantages of a roof inspection before listing your property for sale.
Relying on Your Roofing Contractor’s Expertise
Listing your home for sale usually involves a thorough inspection of the property’s main systems and components. A home inspector will evaluate the current state of its electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems, as well as its foundation. The roof may also be included, but the results for this particular assessment may not provide a detailed picture of its condition.
Thus, it is in your best interest to hire professional roofers who can take a closer look at the integrity of your roof, attic and ceiling. They’ll check for leaks and other signs of damage that may pose threats to the whole property. Be sure that the contractor you hire has the necessary permits and licenses to operate in your area, as well as the certifications to prove their expertise when it comes to repairs.
Obtaining a Roof Certification
A roof certification can help you a lot during the selling process. It is a document from a roofing professional informing you and the prospective buyers about the condition and lifespan of your roofing system. It is usually valid between two to five years after the inspection. In case problems are detected and identified during the inspection and your roof needs to be repaired, the certification will be issued once the fixes are done.
Getting a roof certification isn’t necessary when selling your home. However, it can be an advantage for you as a seller because the information in it will give your buyers peace of mind that the home they’re looking to buy has a roof that is still in good shape. You can even get a better deal when you have this document as proof of your roof’s health.
Count on Howard Roofing & Home Improvements for the highest quality roofing! As the leading roofing contractor in the area, we offer a wide selection of roofing types backed by extensive warranties from the top roofing manufacturers like GAF, CertainTeed® and Owens Corning®.
To get started with your roofing project, give us a call at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home, no-obligation consultation. We serve homeowners in St. Charles, MO, and the surrounding communities.