Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or simply want to relax in the knowledge that should you come to sell it, you’ll receive a fair price, there is one thing you should be focusing on; the roof.

The roof of your home is of the utmost importance; it protects the interior framework from the elements and, with effective insulation, is essential for locking in heat. If you are intending to sell a property, expect potential buyers to quiz you on the state of the roof; this will also be an area of your house which will receive particular attention from the surveyor. For this reason, it’s important that your roof is in tip top condition.

A few missing tiles can give the impression that a roof is in a sorry state and is often enough to dissuade buyers from pursuing a property further – even when there’s nothing wrong with the roof structurally. Ensure that all missing tiles are replaced, making sure that you replace them with as good a match as possible.

Companies like North East Roofing Supplies have a wide selection of roof tiles, designed for different styles of houses. It’s a good idea to find a supplier that offers this sort of range. After all, a Victorian property with traditional tiles is going look extremely bizarre if the roof is repaired with modern tiles that aren’t in keeping with the design; this the last thing you want when you’re trying to sell a property!

The same goes for your guttering. Repair any damaged gutters and replace any that are past saving. Though plastic is a popular choice, it’s worth thinking about alternative materials like metal or fibre glass; though they’re a little more expensive, their durability means that you won’t have to replace them as often.

Regular roof maintenance is essential, regardless of whether you’re planning on selling. This is always a relevant issue in the run up to winter, when the threat of bad weather puts extra pressure on you to make sure your roof can take the brunt of the elements. Take a look at our earlier post for preparing your home for winter.

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