If you are working up to selling your home, you might be looking into upgrades and repairs that can help your home sell. One upgrade you should consider is having your decks inspected and repaired if needed. Here are three reasons deck repair should be on your to-do list before selling.
1. Updated Decks WIll Up Your Curb Appeal
Don’t forget that the first thing potential home buyers see is the exterior of your home. If you have decks and balconies that can be seen from the front of your home, keeping your decks in working order and accessible will be a key factor in selling. You don’t want home buyers to be turned off by your home before they even make it to your front door.
2. Permits for Deck Repair Will be Up-to-Date
If you aren’t sure about the history of your deck’s previous repairs or if these were done without permits, you may want to have this reviewed with a professional contractor. If work needs to be redone or updated, you will at least be rest assured this was done professionally. You will have proof of work and inspections done as a back-up to show to potential buyers and appraisers when the time comes.
3. Deck Repairs can Increase Your Property Value
Certain upgrades to your home will be of more value than others when the time comes to sell. Exterior fixes and structural renovations are high on the list of upgrades. If your deck might be a safety issue and is in need of repairs, this should be at the top of your list of renovations. This type of upgrade can ultimately up the resale value of your home.
While you might want to use your repair budget for interior upgrades, the structural integrity of your deck is something that will appeal to most buyers. If you aren’t sure what repairs are needed or the extent of work this might entail, contact us for an estimate.