New Roof before Selling House

ONDUVILLA Slate Gray roof on a house

If you’re considering re-roofing your home before you place it up for sale, you’re in good company. One of the biggest reasons homeowners put money into remodeling is to increase the value of their home, and according to recent research, a new roof can do just that.

In their 2015 Remodeling Impact Report, the National Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry looked at the resale value of eight common exterior home improvement projects, including a new roof. (You can access a summary of the report, including methodology, at realtor.org.) REALTORS® were asked, regardless of cost, which improvements were most appealing for buyers. They ranked a new roof No. 1 when considering buyer appeal, cost and return—sellers recoup an impressive 105 percent of the project upon resale. Additionally, 32 percent of REALTORS® said the project helped cinch the deal, resulting in a closed sale.

From a buyer’s perspective, the condition of the roof can be a strong indication of the overall condition of the home. If the homeowner neglected the roof, there may be serious issues with neglect of other areas of the home. A new roof allays these concerns, inspiring confidence in the buyers and making your roof a strong selling feature.

Aesthetically, a new roof gives your home instant curb appeal and helps ensure an overall good first impression. This is especially important when you consider how buyers are approaching the home buying process. Almost half of prospective buyers—43 percent, across all age groups—are going online to look at photos of properties for sale as the first step in their home buying process, according to the National Association of REALTORS® 2015 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report, which is available at realtor.org. The home buyers are making immediate judgments about what they see.

A new roof with an attractive and distinctive appearance can separate your home from others. The ONDUVILLA roofing system delivers an attractive and distinctive appearance at an installed cost that is similar to asphalt shingles. And ONDUVILLA is available in six attractive colors, giving homeowners options in choosing a roof color that blends well with exterior colors of the home.

Free samples of ONDUVILLA are available upon request through our online request form.