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What Homebuyers Look for in a Roof When Buying a New Home

Aug 7th, 2015 // Blog

What Homebuyers Look for in a Roof When Buying a Home - Bauerle Roofing IndianapolisYou’ve put a lot effort into your Indianapolis home. Cleaning, prepping, manicuring, remodeling, and having it properly maintenance regularly. All in hopes that one day, if you were ever to sell your fortress, you’d be able to, if not make a profit, then settle on a fairly reasonable price. But what if I were to tell you that not having a decent roof on your home may be the reason your house gets overlooked by prospects? Installing a new roof is a sizable investment in your home and home buyers are not interested in dropping more money into having the roof repaired or replaced on their newly purchased home. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

To help you gain better footing as you try to sell your home, we’ve listed a few details consumers tend to look for prior to making their final decision. Hopefully this puts you on the favorable end of the selling balance.

Customers Check the Roofing Material When Buying a New Home

How long and how well your roof performs is almost entirely up to the roofing material. when buying a new home, prospects are urged to investigate the type of material your roof is made with and to discern if whether or not the home is an overall good investment. So make sure that your shingles are in solid shape. Check for granule depletion (detached granules) if you have asphalt granules. Check for curling, splitting, and weakened roofing adhesive. These all are signs that your roof may no longer be in tip top shape. For other types of shingles, make sure your shingles are still intact. The biggest sign of a troubled roof includes clay tiles that are broken, cracked, or split. Broken tiles leave your roof’s interior elements exposed to harsh outdoor conditions like heavy rain and UV rays.

Customers Check for Quality of Work When Buying a New Home

How the roof is installed on your Indianapolis home indicates how well you’ve taken care of your property and if whether or not the customer should expect the roof to last a long time. Your roofing quality depends highly on the the level of workmanship put into the roof installation. Did your roofer abide by roofing standards, is your roof up to code? These are all the questions consumers are likely to bring up when buying a new home. So in short, make sure you’re getting quality service from your local roofer, so that when prospects research your local roofing company, you can be confident in knowing that they are a credible and professional source.

Customers May Check for a Warranty When Buying a New Home

When buying a new home, prospects will often ask the homeowner about the warranty they have on the roof. A roof is a considerable investment, one that can cost up to 10 of thousands of hard-earned dollars, and home buyers like to know where they stand in case unwanted issues were to take place. It’s important to share the type of warranty your roof has and when it is set to expire. Most roof warranties cover two problems; manufacturing defects and workmanship errors. Most manufacturers provide lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects. Warranties differ by manufacturer and may or may not cover the current owner of the home due to the fact that they did not make the initial purchase of the roof or roofing material. So be sure to thoroughly read your roof warranty. As for the other components of your home’s roof, the warranty will differ depending on the company it was issued from. Such warranties can last from a few months to a lifetime.

For more on how to get our roof ready for sale, please contact Bob Bauerle at 317-985-2344.

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