Discontinued Shingles Can Be A Problem!
Do you have a roof with T-Lock shingles? If so, there may be issues when you try to sell your home. Hail or wind damage that has not been addressed will show up when the buyer does their inspection. T-Lock shingles have been discontinued. They are no longer being made so a small repair is not possible. This means that the roof must be totally replaced. Insurance may not cover the replacement and the balance will have to be paid by the home seller. Even if the roof has no damage, some insurance companies are not writing new policies for buyers on homes with the old T-Lock roofs.
This does not mean that you automatically need to go out and replace your roof by any means! I recommend a visual inspection by the homeowner for starters. If any damages are suspected, call out the insurance company to inspect and possibly file a claim. It is much easier to take care of this prior to listing the property for sale than to wait and be under the pressure of losing a sale because it can’t be done quickly.
All insurance policies carry a certain deductible cost as part of the coverage. Even if you have to pay this in order to get a new roof or have repairs done, it is better to know this prior to pricing the home for sale and then finding out later that there is a claim to be made. If the home has to have a whole new roof, it will be a great feature to talk about in the marketing that we do for the property. The words “new roof” are music to a buyer’s ears! They’ll give you a better offer in the first place when you have done the work to the property before putting it on the market. Major repair items like roofs and furnaces are the things that keep first time buyers up all night. Take away their anxiety by taking care of these issues before you sell! It will mean less heartache for you as the seller as well! For a list of reputable roofing contractors