Selling Your Home With A Damaged Roof
Alright, so what should you do if your house has roof damage? You might think that the only possible option is to put on your work boots, roll up your sleeves and climb on the roof to get it sorted. You also might consider paying a professional to hop up on the roof and make the repairs for you. After all, who would want to buy your Kentucky house with roof damage? You may think this is the case, but hold that thought for a minute!
Disclaimer: The content and information in this page is meant for guidance and general information. It should not be used as a substitute for professional and/or legal advice. We Buy Property In Kentucky is a local house buying company that buys houses in Kentucky that need repairs. We pay cash for houses in Kentucky and don’t require you to do a thing. We encourage you to get an expert’s opinion on any issues your home has so you can make an informed decision.
We buy houses in Kentucky, and sadly, many homeowners encounter issues with their roofs. A roof is only good for so long. Typically, a roof is good for 20-30 years, but there is maintenance required in order to extend the lifetime of the roof. It’s common to overlook look these repairs or general maintenance of your roof because you just don’t look at it on a regular basis. Who inspects their roof every month or even every quarter? The answer is: very few homeowners. Either way, once you’ve realized that you have roof damage it’s not something to wait on. The challenge is that it can seem like a small issue, but left unkempt, it can turn into a larger issue.
Roof damage in Kentucky can be particularly troublesome. We get a lot of rain each year, and the weather fluctuates so much in just 24 hours. These strong weather patterns and drastic fluctuations can make it challenging to find time to conduct the repairs. It’s an outside job that requires fairly decent weather, but certainly dry weather for safety. Due to the hard nature of getting on top of your roof with materials, tools and lining up perfect weather for the repairs, along with the associated costs, it can be a repair that is neglected for weeks or even months.
Before you run out and purchase supplies and watch a bunch of videos on repairing your own roof, you should determine the extent of the damage and consider the alternatives. Is it worth it to fix the roof yourself or should you hire a professional? If you’re interested in selling your house in Kentucky, do you need to make the repairs? How much will the repairs cost and is it worth the hassle?
We’ll take a look at the pros and cons of these scenarios to help you make an informed decision.
Repairing Your Damaged Roof Yourself
If you’re house has a damaged roof you already know there is a bill associated with the repairs. The real question is, what extent of the repairs are you willing and capable to complete yourself? If you’re confident in your own abilities and know-how, then it’s reasonable to consider doing the repairs yourself. However, you’ll want to ensure you do the job correctly.
A few crevices or finishes done incorrectly could allow moister to seep into areas that you don’t want it to. A roof has layers and it’s important each are done correctly. Usually you won’t be able to tell immediately if there is an issue, which is what can create a larger issue over time. The real trouble occurs over time. If water is able to get through your roof, it can get into the house and it can slowly cause other issues like mold or fungi which erodes the wood of your house. This can cause major issues if left unaddressed. This is the main reason doing repairs yourself is not for the faint or heart. If you’re going to do conduct your own repairs, they need to be done correctly. A buyer will want to ensure the roof is in good form and this is something that will be examined during the home inspection.
Paying A Professional To Repair Your Damaged Roof
Paying a professional to repair the damage to your home’s roof is probably a better option for most (unless your just that good!). When you work with professional roofers they know what to look for and they know how to address the issues best. They do this for a living so they’re skilled and prepared for any issues your roof may have.
It’s worth noting that you should verify the roofing company is credible and actually able to fix your roof. It’s also important to get multiple estimates. You really have no idea what the extent of your roof damage is unless you climb on top of your roof yourself. If you’re not going to do that, then it’s a good idea to get 3-4 companies to come out and provide you with an estimate for repairs. This will keep them honest and keep you from overpaying for materials and labor. We get three estimates on all major work. Sadly, the price ranges for supplies and materials are staggering. Everyone has to make a living somehow, but a solid job for a fair price is all you’re looking for. (We actually inform the service companies that we’re getting multiple quotes so they need to give us their best price from the start. This helps us save money on repairs so we can pay more for houses in Kentucky!)
If your roof is fixed by professionals it will certainly cost more, but you can sell your house with confidence knowing that the issue was properly resolved. This will be important in order to give buyers peace of mind when considering your house.
If you’re not interested in fixing your roof yourself; and you don’t want to deal with roofing companies or comparing bids, then you can sell your house without conducting the repairs. You can sell your house on the market in really any manner that you see fit. The challenge is that most retail buyers are looking for a turnkey house. A house with clear issues tends to leave buyers with more questions than answers. How long has the roof been unkempt? Are there other issues since the roof is in bad shape?…
Most buyers want a house that will satisfy their needs and provide them with a pleasurable living space. They don’t want to spend their hard earned money to purchase a new problem. A house with roof damage can turn away buyers that are unwilling to do the work or get repairs done. There are only a handful of people or companies that say, “We buy houses with roof damage.” (When you think about it, it’s fair. After all, if you choose this route then you too are unwilling to go through the above process to fix the roof.) Most buyers share your mindset and do not want to undergo the stress and headache of managing repairs.
Buyer will either require you to make the repairs in order to move forward with the purchase. In lieu of requiring you to make repairs, they may request a price reduction in order to account for the repair costs.
If you’re incapable or unwilling to conduct repairs, then you can sell your house “as-is” in Kentucky. This is essentially advertising to the market that you will not be negotiating on repairs and the house will be sold in it’s current condition. This usually results in a faster sale of your house because the buyers that come to your house know there will repairs to make. The turnkey buyers typically avoid these types of listings.
The downside to this strategy is that it usually won’t allow you to garnish the highest sales price for your home. When you list your house in this manner, you should reduce the price to account for the repairs. If you list your house higher than it’s value it will slow the sale of your home and leave you stuck longer than necessary. It’s a best practice to list your house at a price that entices buyers so you can draw more people to your home. Selling your house in this manner is a GREAT strategy if you’re looking for a quick sale!
So who would want to purchase your house with roof damage?… If you want to sell your house as is, and avoid hefty commissions or fees, who would buy your house in this manner?….
We buy homes with roof damage in Kentucky! We purchase homes each month that need work. We pay cash for houses and don’t require any repairs. Forget long drawn out negotiations and uncertainty. We’re a top house buying company in Kentucky for a reason. We’re straight forward, honest and we honor our word.
If you’re ready to sell your house contact us today to get a cash offer. Our consultation is 100% FREE! Even if you’re unsure what route you want to take, you can from us to gauge the market. We actually encourage you to get multiple offers on your house before moving forward with us. To get started just fill in the form below