We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! After turkey day, a lot of us put up our Christmas trees this past weekend and went shopping for great deals on Black Friday. Yes, wintertime is here! And with temperatures forecasted to be in the single digits this week, it’s definitely time to take a closer look at our homes and if they’re ready for some sustained cold temperatures.
Below is a list of the top 10 items to do to make sure your home is winterized:
Here at A & H Roofing, we are thankful for you – our loyal fans and customers!
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
Are you selling your home or are you planning to put your home on the market soon? If you’re unsure of how much work or money to put into your roof before selling, we have some guidance for you from professional real estate agent & blogger Chad Dierickx.
Should You Repair Your Roof or Sell As-Is?
There is one reason you might choose to spend money on your roof: to sell your home faster. Well-maintained homes have the potential to sell faster because they show better when people tour them in-person, and that’s one less concern for the buyer to take into account.
However, if you simply can’t afford the repairs or you don’t want to take the extra time you can choose to sell as-is. But if you choose to sell as-is, it might impact the final sales price. That’s where insight into the pace of the market and how your home compares to recent nearby sales will come in handy.
The “Real Estate News & Analysis” section of the Redfin blog and the neighborhood pages on Redfin are good places to find that information. If you’re lucky and sell in a competitive market, then buyers might be more willing to overlook minor maintenance
As we all know, the real estate market in Denver is hot right now. If you are one of the hundreds of families shopping for a new home right now, make sure you don’t overlook the roof. A good conversation opener for your realtor and home inspector is: “Tell me about the roof.” Here are some specific questions to ask in regards to one of the most expensive aspects of a house:
- Type of roof – Roofs are made in several different styles and made out of a variety of materials. Make sure you know what you’re getting and what the maintenance costs might be.
- General condition – This should be examined closely at the time of your inspection by a certified professional, but take a look at the exterior of the roof and ask the listing agent about any noticeable damage.
- Age – How old is the roof?
- Recent repairs – Has the roof undergone any maintenance recently? Are there receipts detailing exactly what was done and how much it cost?
- Chimney - A chimney that has not been properly maintained can cause a lot of costly safety issues. Ask