There are many things to consider when thinking about whether or not to replace the roof on your house before you sell it. It could be the difference between someone buying your house or skipping to the next option. Here, you will find a list of the things to consider before replacing your roof: 

1. Is the house 100% yours? 

If you are the sole owner of your house and you don't need to pay off a large mortgage, perhaps you could leave the old roof on. If you chose to replace the roof, you would be lucky to get the same amount back which you paid for the roof. 

2. Is your roof in good shape? 

A lot of people are looking for a house that is in good condition when they buy it so they don't have to spend a lot of money on repairs soon after they buy. Sure, there are those who are looking for a fixer-upper, but there are more people looking for less problems. If your roof is not in good shape, and could lead to a large financial burden in the near future for a potential buyer, maybe you should consider replacing it. 

3. Are you the only person trying to sell a house where you live? 

If there are a lot of houses being sold around you, that means you have to compete with the other people who are trying to sell their houses. Potential buyers will choose a house with a new roof over a house with an old roof. 

4. Do you have house insurance that could help you pay for replacing the roof? 

If your roof on your house has been damaged by a storm or other disaster, it wouldn't hurt to file a claim to see if your insurance will foot part of the bill for replacing your roof. That way, even if you need to replace the roof, you can still come out with a nice profit. 

All in all, potential buyers like looking at the for sale sign and reading "Look! New Roof!" That looks more attractive than a house with old shingles. It's just a matter of seeing how it will benefit you in the short and long terms.

If you do decide to replace your roof make sure you contact a reputable roofing company.