Older homes may need roofing, siding, and gutter replacement to look their best. Old, single-pane windows and worn-out doors may also need replacement to be more energy efficient. Many times, a family purchases an older home in a good neighborhood with the intention of renovating it. If the price is low enough, the new owner can afford to do a complete exterior renovation including gutter installation in Puyallup WA.
Why Do People Purchase Homes That Look Old And Worn Out?
Homes that are older and have not had the renovations they need must be sold at low prices. This means someone is going to get a bargain. Older homes with worn roofing and other exterior materials often look like they are in worse condition than they really are. If the home has “good bones” and is structurally sound, it may be a good investment for the buyer who can do a lot of the work themselves and then hire professionals for the big jobs like replacing roofing, siding, windows, doors, and gutter systems.
The homeowner can budget the renovation into the loan for the home purchase or they can get two loans. One loan is for the home mortgage and the other one is a home improvement loan. The homebuyer’s Realtor and lending agent can help with financing the home and its renovation. When the renovations are complete, it may be possible to roll both loans into one.
When an older home is properly renovated, it gains value and the homeowner gains home equity. The homeowner should include Gutter installation in Puyallup WA as part of the renovation. A good gutter system protects the roof and siding.
Home Exterior Repairs
Many of the same companies that provide roofing and siding also offer repair services for all the exterior elements of a home. A roof may be in generally good shape but have some damaged areas that need repair. Maybe the main part of the roof is in good shape but the areas around chimneys or vents need waterproofing. Perhaps the siding can still be repaired to make the home look new again.