If you are selling your home, making home improvements can help your home sell faster. There are many home improvements to choose from, which can make it difficult to know which improvements are most important. To help, you should hire a residential home improvement service. This service should know what improvements should be made to your home. Below are two improvements the service may start with.
Make Asphalt Roof Repairs
If your roof is not new, it may need to have some repairs made. Many home buyers will ask about the roof as this can be a big expense if they have to repair or replace it on their own.
To ensure everything goes well, hire a roofing contractor to inspect your roof for you. The roofing contractor will look for many things. For example, the asphalt shingles will be inspected. It is common for some granules to come off the shingles, but if there are a lot of granules, then this is a bad sign. In order to check this, the roofing contractor will look in the gutters. This is because when the granules slough off, they will go into the gutters, especially when it rains. The shingles themselves will also show if a lot of granules are missing. If this is the case and there are only a few shingles that are like this, the roofing contractor can replace them.
If there are a lot of shingles with this damage, you should consider a roof replacement. This may be a big expense, but it will help sell your home.
The contractor will also look for other things, such as loose shingles, missing shingles, and more.
Inspect HVAC System
Home buyers may ask you about your HVAC system and when you last had it maintained. They will likely ask to see paperwork to prove that you had this done. Because of this, if you have not had your HVAC system maintained in some time, hire an HVAC contractor.
The contractor will start out looking outside of the unit to make sure there is no debris piled up against it. The contractor will open the unit and inspect all the components and wiring. The fan blades will be inspected as they need to be completely straight. If not, the contractor can use a fan blade comb to straighten them out. The contractor will check the ductwork to make sure it is in good condition. If the ductwork has leaks, then the HVAC system will lose air and have to run longer to maintain the temperature in your home.
The home improvement service will suggest other types of improvements, such as replacing windows, replacing carpeting, and updating appliances.
For more information, contact a residential home improvement service.