Three Home Improvement Tips

Every homeowner is interested in home improvement tips to increase the value of your home. If you wait to the last minute to make home improvements, like before selling your house, you may find it too expensive. Try and keep up with improvements.

Replace the Roof

The roof is a very important part of the overall value of your home. If you are looking to increase the value of your home, then you need to evaluate your roof. The first step is to find someone who knows something about roofs. Hopefully, you have a friend or family member who can help you. If not, you will need to hire someone to come and take a look at it.

The only downside to paying someone to come is that they stand to benefit if the roof needs replacing, so they may inclined to say it needs replacing when in fact there could be a few more years of life.

The bottom line is if you are trying to sell your home and the roof does need replacing, this will greatly decrease the amount you can sell your house for. Replacing a roof can be expensive. So if you do need to replace it, make sure you shop around and find a solution that will add the most value for the least cost. You want to get your investment back.

How Does The Roof Look?

Your roof may be fine and not in need of replacing. However, is it clean. A home with a clean roof will be easier to sell than one with a dirty moldy roof. It is part of the curb appeal. Is it cluttered with branches and leaves?

Cleaning a dirty roof can be a little dangerous. Depending on how high the roof is, you may be able to do a little bit of clean with an extended broom or garden hose. Otherwise, it would be wiser to hire someone to come and clean it for you. Look around and find the cheapest option.

While they are cleaning the roof, have them replace any sections of shingle that need it. You should have some left over from when the roof was installed. If not, purchase some at your local home improvement store.

When Was The Chimney Last Replaced

Maybe replacing the chimney won’t add a whole lot of value to your home, but and old chimney may make a house difficult to sell. The chimney is also a safety issue, especially if it is still in use. Therefore, replacing the chimney can be an important home improvement decision.

Always remember to stay on top of your home improvement tasks, especially if you want to increase the value of your home. The improvements mentioned above a big ones, but they are very important, too. If you are looking for more ways to increase the value of your home, be sure to drop me a line.