Squeaky floorboards at night. Creaky hinges on doors. Driving rain splashing against your windows. What makes you feel just a bit uncomfortable in your home? These are mere annoyances compared to a hurricane warning or high wind advisory.
When it really matters, how do you know you’re safe in your home? Start with your roof overhead. Having a durable, reliable roof coving your home can help keep your family and your most prized possessions safe from storms. And, at the same time, a dependable roof also adds value to your house.
Whether you live in an area prone to hail storms, wildfires or completely sunny days, composite slate and shake roofs are one of the safest options of roofing material to protect your home. Synthetic products, like those manufactured by DaVinci Roofscapes, are constructed of a composite material made of virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers, along with a highly-specialized fire retardant.
The resulting product that DaVinci offers has the highest fire-resistant rating possible (Class A) to defy fire spread. In addition, it has the highest impact rating possible (Class 4) to resist damage from hail and falling debris. The roof also stays in place in a High Velocity Hurricane Zone (tested by TAS, up to 180 mph winds). Compare the composite roofing product to asphalt shingles, natural slate and natural shake, and you’ll discover it ranks higher overall in being wind, fire and impact resistant, along with being freeze and color resistant. It’s also lighter in weight and maintenance free.
When your roof overhead provides more safety for your home’s structure, you gain more than peace-of-mind. Oftentimes you also earn a discount on your homeowners insurance. Just ask Mark Walz, Chairman, President and CEO of Farmers Mutual of Nebraska, who is now getting 20% discount off the DaVinci roof on his own home.
“The frequency and severity of large hail events in the Midwest is increasing,” says Walz. “I see what people go through. And, personally I don’t want to have to replace my roof every three or four years. I want an impact roof. More than that, I want the best product on the market. In my opinion, that is the DaVinci Roofscapes product.”
Investment with long-term value
If you plan to stay in your home for your lifetime, a DaVinci composite roof is a sensible, no-hassles, no-maintenance dream come true, backed by a Lifetime Limited Material Warranty. However, if you decide to sell in the future, you can turn your investment into a top selling point for your home.
In New Jersey, experienced realtor Vincent Stanson relates that homebuyers are very focused on the roof.
“The first thing my buyers look at is the condition and life left in a roof,” says Stanson, with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Bergen County, New Jersey. “Composite roofing is a great upsell specifically because of the low maintenance and strong warranty aspects.
“For buyers in every market where I work, it’s all about maintenance-free living. People are looking for easy-care siding, trim, soffits, and most importantly the roof. When you have good-looking, maintenance-free roofs like those offered from DaVinci on a house, it’s a no-brainer.”
Realtor John E. Lynn with 5 Star Real Estate Pros at Keller Williams Mountain Partners in North Carolina brings in another key point. “From my standpoint, a composite roof would be an immediate upsell,” says Lynn. “In fact, I would make note of it in the features section of the MLS listing with any other special aspects of the house. It automatically raises the quality of the house in the eyes of the buyer.
“I think that having a good looking composite roof would benefit the homeowner when it comes time to sell, because having something like that could be a good bargaining chip. The look of a composite roof is just as important as its durability.”
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