Every homeowner knows that there will likely come a time in their life when they need to make the call to the estate agent and talk about selling up and moving house. However, this is a competitive business. Especially in today’s housing market, people tend to do as much as possible in order to increase the sale value of their home. When you’re getting ready to sell, it’s a good idea to get in touch with a renovation contractor to ensure that things are in tip-top shape. So, whether it is in anticipation of a move, or you’re simply looking to spruce the place up a bit, here are a few things your renovation contractor should be looking out for:
- Leaky roofs
A leaky roof is the number one thing to look out for. It is essential that your roof is in excellent condition if you are thinking of selling your home, because a damaged roof can lead to much bigger problems for the house, such as damp, mould, loose tiles and more. Because of this, the roof should be the first thing your renovation contractor examines and repairs – or perhaps even replaces. Roofs are meant to last a long time, and if yours is giving up on you already, chances are it won’t serve your successors in the same house well.
- Broken tiles and shingles
A less serious problem for renovation contractors is broken tiles and shingles on the roof. Fortunately, these are easily repaired and will very rarely require the whole roof to be replaced. At the most, large areas of your roof may need to be repaired with new tiles or shingles, but a fresh coat of paint should cover up any aesthetic discrepancies!
As winter draws to an end, we should all be able to see the after-effects of the season on our chimneys. If you’re not an avid fireplace user, good for you, but it is still recommended to have your renovation contractor come in and have a look. A damaged chimney can cause a buildup of toxic gases in the walls of the house and within the rooms themselves, which is dangerous for all inhabitants. To avoid this, renovation contractors will often recommend a full clean of the chimney, after which they will investigate whether or not it might need repairing or replacing.
- Clogged gutters
Clogged gutters may seem like an insignificant problem in theory, but in fact, they are just as dangerous as leaky roofs. They can lead to mould and damp, which can cause respiratory problems when in the house. This is particularly dangerous if you have children living with you, and this is why renovation contractors like to examine your gutters. If you find that they do need to be thrown out, don’t worry: the value of your home will go up significantly with brand-new gutters installed to bear the burden of the UK’s dreary weather!
The last thing anyone wants is to sell a home that may be damaged, whether on the surface or in the foundations. Because of this, we at Exeter Roofing recommend and offer our expertise. Get in touch with us today for more information.
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