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How can roof restoration boost property value?

February 19, 2019

First impressions are everything in real estate. The way a house looks from the outside can instantly add to, or subtract from, its value.

No matter how beautiful your property is on the inside, if the exterior is unappealing and showing wear and tear, potential buyers will view it with a negative mindset. And often your property is one on a long list of properties a buyer will see, so it’s important they have a positive memory.

With the roof being such a large and obvious exterior feature of your property, it needs to look good and not show any signs of damage and deterioration. Like the inside of your property, cleaning, making repairs and adding a fresh coat of paint can have a huge impact on its appearance, and thus on its value.

If buyers perceive the roof of your property needs work, they will be calculating roof repair costs into their offer, reducing the money you get for your property. And the perceived costs can often be more than the actual costs.

Assessing roof condition

The key issues to look for when assessing the roof condition of your property are rust, mould and lichen, broken tiles or cracked pointing, and of course any leaks. Fixing these problems may not be as expensive as you think, and when combined with roof cleaning or painting, can transform your property, adding real value.

Extensive repair or restoration work will increase the warranty period of your roof. Work should come with a written guarantee for an extended period. For example, our work is guaranteed for ten years.

Types of roof repair and restoration work

  • Realigning roof tiles and replacing broken tiles
  • Pressure cleaning – removing moss and lichen, and increasing roof life expectancy
  • Rebedding – removing and replacing old mortar from ridge-caps
  • Repointing – applying a flexible pointing (rubberised compound) to rebedded ridge caps, creating a stronger hold
  • Replacement of old, rusted valleys
  • Roof painting

Time and money

The cost of roof repairs and restoration depends on the roof size and the scope of work required. Every roof is different and needs to be assessed and quoted. The average roof restoration project can take up to three days to complete, some take longer, it depends on the size and scope of the job, and of course the weather!

If you are considering selling your home and want to discuss roof repairs or a full roof restoration, give us a call! We pride ourselves on fair and competitive prices, and quality workmanship.

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