Giving your roof some TLC is one of the best ways to increase home value before selling your home. It makes a great first impression on potential buyers, it withholds a bargaining point on their behalf and crosses a concern off their list.

So, you know you need to address the condition of your roof, but you’re unsure of which option to go with: restore it, or replace it entirely. In this post, we’ll go through some factors to consider when selling your home.

When to restore the roof instead of replace it

In many instances, your roof won’t need an entire replacement before selling your home – it’ll simply need a solid restoration. For example, if your roof is affected by from moss stains, tile cracking and general wear and tear which has occurred over the years, then you’ll be able to restore it. A roof restoration it will make it look and function as good as new, making a great impression on potential homebuyers.

Benefits of a roof restoration before selling your home

  • Cost-effective alternative to roof replacement
  • Makes your roof look brand new
  • Your dollar may get you further in terms of added home value

Roof replacements

There are, of course, rarer instances when you’ll need a roof replacement before putting your home on the market. Your roof may be incredibly old and the tiles may be super brittle, ruling out the possibility of a roof restoration. In fact, they may be so brittle that even a high-pressure clean could crack them! In this case, a roofing professional from Royce Roofing will determine whether it’s time for a roof replacement. Simply call up and they’ll send a technician to assess your roof for you.

The age of your roof will play a big part in determining whether it’s suitable for a restoration. Concrete tiles have a lifespan of about 50 years if well-looked after. Clay tiles have a life expectancy of roughly 50-100 years and slate tiles have a lifespan of about 100 years if cared for correctly.

Benefits of a roof replacement before selling your home

  • Gives homebuyers total piece of mind
  • Guaranteed many years of protection
  • Ensures that your roof meets the standard in a building inspection

Call the team at Royce Roofing

If you’re still unsure of whether to restore or replace your roof before selling your home, give the experts at Royce a call. They’ll inspect your roof and give you the most suitable solution for adding home value when putting your home on the market.

Royce Roofing are Melbourne’s leading team for roof restorations and replacements, completing all jobs efficiently, affordably and to the highest standards. They take their work and your roof seriously, replacing it as if it were their own. Get an inspection and quote from the pros at Royce Roofing today.