When it's time to sell your home, there are a lot of tasks you need to complete in order to get your home ready to sell and list it on the market. You may want to hire a real estate agent to help determine a competitive and attractive sales price and any changes to make to your home to additionally make it attractive. Here are some recommended updates you can complete to your home to improve its appearance and condition to help it sell more easily.
Replace the Roof
The roof of your home is an essential component to your home's appearance, and more importantly, it provides protection to the interior of the home. When you are planning to sell your home for its top dollar, make sure your home's roof is in excellent condition. To do this you can hire a roof inspection to check on its condition and replace it when it is necessary.
For a roof that has curling shingles or any areas of the shingles that are cracked or missing, you will need to replace your roof and also check for any interior damage. Interior damage to your attic space and the area beneath the shingles can consist of dry rot and moisture damage to the roofing deck, which can cause your roofing deck to warp and sag.
Hire a professional roofer to remove your roof shingles and the underlayer of the roof to check the condition of your roofing deck. Then, they can replace the layer of shingles without leaving an old layer of shingles, which can cause damage to your roof.
Install New Windows
New windows not only provide you with an improved appearance to the outside of your home, but they also increase your home's energy efficiency. You can replace your home's old windows and instantly improve the curb appeal and home's appearance while providing your home with an added sales feature.
Energy efficient windows will help the new owner save on their energy bills and make the home more comfortable in summer and winter. You can find windows that contain a low-E gas or are coated in a UV protective coating, which reduces the amount of sun radiation your windows allow into your home.
Visit a local home improvement retailer or a window distributor about getting a free quote to replace your home's windows. This will help you budget this cost into your home sale preparation.