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The next time you walk outside, take a moment to gaze up at your roof. What do you see? Do you see even shingles that are all laying flat? Or do you see shingles that are starting to curl and that are covered in moss? You can tell a lot about the condition of your roof just by looking at it. If you are at all concerned about the state of your roof, then your first call should be to a roofing contractor. They can evaluate the situation and recommend repairs or replacement as needed. Learn more about roofing and roofing contractors here on this website.


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3 Tricks To Turn Your Flip's Roof Into A Major Selling Point

Lori Silva

Turning a run-down home into a major investment isn't always easy. Whether you're flipping your first home or your hundredth, you know that every decision can have a major impact on your final profit. Roofing can often be particularly challenging to address since major roofing issues will inevitably turn buyers away, but installing a new roof can be a large financial commitment.

If you're currently dealing with a home whose roof has seen better days, leaving it in its sorry state for the next owner is never an option. However, these three tricks can help ensure that the money you spend pays off in the long run.

1. Consult With an Expert

Not every roofing issue will require a complete replacement. In some cases, ugly cosmetics don't necessarily mean the underlying roof has structural issues. If you looked at your property's roof and decided it must go, stop and take some time to consult with an experienced roofing contractor about your options.

If the roof is relatively new, you may be able to patch or repair any major trouble spots rather than replace the entire thing. However, these decisions will require a careful inspection from a qualified roofer. Once you fully understand the roof's condition, you can decide if a replacement is worthwhile and will ultimately return your investment.

2. Don't Spend More Than Necessary

A new roof is a major selling point for any home. The buyers of your property will have peace of mind from knowing that they won't need to replace their roof for many more years. This peace of mind provides the bulk of your return on investment, and you don't need to spend more than necessary for luxury options that may not pay off.

Generally, an asphalt roof will return the greatest amount of your money. By working with a skilled contractor and choosing a better asphalt option (such as architectural shingles), you can ensure a high-end finish that will impress potential buyers without breaking your budget.

3. Investigate the Neighborhood

While standing out from the crowd can have benefits, many buyers will want a home that fits into the surrounding neighborhood. Options that stand out too much can potentially make a property more challenging to sell, especially when dealing with drastically different roofing materials or colors. In these cases, you will need to spend more time and effort finding the right buyer.

A good approach is to investigate the neighborhood and pay close attention to recently sold homes. Choosing a roof that matches the look and style of these homes can add an extra selling point to your property, potentially making your investment in a new roof worth much more when you're ready to sell.

Reach out to local roofing contractors to learn more.