Usually, guests to your home don’t really come over to see the new roof. You don’t often daydream about a new roof either.
But, it is the systems of the house and the structural components that keep a house from deteriorating. When you go to sell your house, it will be the eye candy that will grab the buyers and bring them in, but it will be about how well you have updated and maintained the systems that will keep the buyers in the picture – especially after the home inspection.
When maintaining your home, it is important to take into consideration the components that make your house structurally sound:
Roof: The real purpose of a roof is to protect the home. The typical lifespan of a roof depends on the materials used, the number of layers, and the weather. Most often, in Massachusetts, asphalt shingles, architectural shingles and cedar shake are used, their lifetimes vary, and that also depends on how the roof is maintained, the weather, and how the roof was installed.
A few ways to maintain your roof and discover if there are potential issues:
- check the attic – do you see any discoloration on the sheathing look for curling or cracked shingles on the roof
- keep the gutters clean
- remove any tree branches resting on the roof
- have the flashing checked, make sure it’s not rusted or loose.
Buyers will not want to purchase a great looking house, move in, and then have to replace the roof.
For more information on roof maintenance, contact SB Roofing.