Selling Your Home? Replace Your Roof

selling your home? replace your roof

What is the first thing you think about when making home improvements before selling your home? Renovating the kitchen, redoing the master bathroom, repainting?

DON’T!

According to realtor.org the project with the greatest cost of recovery is a new roof! “When you look at intersection of buyer appeal, cost, return, and owner job, a new roof appears to be the smartest remodeling investment. A home, after all, is first and foremost a shelter.”

Selling Your Home? Replace Your Roof

In Colorado Springs the average lifetime of a roof is 5-7 years despite these roofs being rated for 30-50 years. The reason for this is simple, HAIL!

Prior to selling your home, it is imperative that you ask a local roofing company to perform a roof inspection. Odds are, you have hail damage.

Choosing a contractor like Storm Guard increases your chances of a 105% recovery rate at sale to something much more substantial – the cost of your deductible. At Storm Guard, we understand insurance claims as we handle more than 200 claims annually. We work with the insurance carrier to maximize scope of your claim to include things such as: a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of your home, replacing your gutters, and simple (but often overlooked) items such as code upgrades per El Paso County Building Codes.

See our post for more on the insurance claim management process and how we can help you.