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A beautiful roof is easy on the eyes and makes the home much more photogenic. It shows buyers you guarantee a smooth transition when they buy your property. Furthermore, they have confidence that your home will protect them from long-term extreme weather damage.

Understandably, many homeowners forgo fixing their roofs because it costs a fortune, but the returns are undeniably exceptional. You can quickly sell your home, and your realtors can quickly find you leads. Furthermore, buyers would bookmark your property because it looks great.

Here are five benefits of fixing your roof before selling the property.

Reduced Negotiation Costs

Buyers won't find a newly replaced roof questionable. For example, a new GAF roof system has a 20-30 year lifespan guarantee. Moreover, it would ensure top-notch protection against the elements if a GAF Master Elite roofing company installed.

SJ Winn Construction is a GAF Master Elite company with decades of experience installing the manufacturer's products. The roofs we've installed in your neighborhood last for decades and protect them against extensive storm damage.

Quick-Pass Building Inspections

You'll easily pass a building inspector's requirements with a high-quality system. For example, GAF's algae-resistant system will make your roof last for decades because it won't incur mold and water damage like the manufacturer's average roofing materials.

Building inspections determine if a buyer will push through with their deal with you. If a building inspector deems your property dilapidated and due for demolition, buyers may pull out or negotiate a lower price because they have the upper hand.

Easier Marketing

A new roof has a vibrant color that grabs the attention of potential buyers. A photogenic property is easily noticeable in digital and realtor listings. Buyers may quickly bookmark your home with a new roof as a potential property to buy.

Property marketing relies on images and photos of the interior and exterior. Many homeowners renovate their kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, and bathrooms to increase their property prices. Successful realtors who have sold refurbished properties highly recommend replacing the roof for easier marketing and finding qualified leads.

Find Better and More Qualified Leads

You want sure buyers with the means to pay for your home. By highlighting you had a new roof replacement, you'll reach more qualified buyers willing to look through and offer a sum for your home. Furthermore, they'll appreciate that the roof can protect them for decades from snow, hail, and rainstorms.

Every village and subdivision has a different set of qualified leads. Affluent villages typically appreciate more interior and exterior renovations. On the other hand, middle-income and low-income neighborhoods have their respective target clients. Catering to their need will help you find buyers willing to purchase your home.

Pass Financing Quickly

Banks and creditors will finance homes that they believe will increase in value over time. A home with a new roof and quality-of-life improvements receive financing quickly. Buyers have more courage to buy a property with an assured financial institution that can quickly help them.

If you need high-quality roof inspections and replacements, you can count on SJ Winn Construction's experienced and well-equipped roofers. We've taken care of and continue to help homes in your area with our top-tier roofing services. Call us today to set an appointment.

Rough weather will cause asphalt shingles to suffer severe damage. Strong winds can lift them off their nails. Plus, tree branches can come from anywhere and damage your roof. If you're unsure about what to do after a storm passes, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Identify the Different Types of Roof Storm Damage

Storms cause various types of damage. Let's learn more about each of them below.

Wind

Winds higher than 74 miles-per-hour, also known as gale-force winds, will loosen asphalt shingle nails and blow them off. Roof geometry and material dictate the roof's resistance to strong weather. For example, gable roofs with narrow overhangs have good wind resistance, but an aerodynamically designed hip roof endures wind damage better.

Wind damage signs to watch out for include torn, curled, and bruised shingles. Outside the roof, check the local surroundings for toppled trees and power lines.

Hail

Hailstones can cause dents and bruises on asphalt shingles. They also cause small hidden pockmarks that dislodge protective shingle granules and weaken the material. That said, hailstorms are a homeowner's nightmare because it causes severe aesthetic damage to roofing systems. 

Hailstorms are destructive; even a 15-minute deluge can cause severe roof damage. That said, call a local certified roofer to inspect and assess your roof's current condition.

Pooled Water

Water runoff can clog gutters with dust, debris, and leaves. The pooled water on clogged systems will cause lipping and sagging by pushing against all directions. Furthermore, the water can soak your underlayment, sheathing, and fascia.

Your roofers will use ladders to head up to your gutters, clean the debris, and remove clogging. Then, they will inspect the gutter's structural condition and other issues. After their maintenance repairs, your gutters will work well and effectively by the next storm.

What to Do After a Storm?

Storm damage can shorten your roof's lifespan without immediate repairs. However, if you follow these steps, you can claim roof insurance and restore your roof's condition without paying for anything. Learn more about each step below.

Roof Inspections

Call your local roofer for roof inspections. They can identify visible and hidden roof damages. Most offer free roof surveys and will bring ladders to check your roof's exterior condition. Their assessment serves as initial data you can use to make an insurance claim.

The roofer will check your roofing system's top layer of asphalt shingles or roofing materials for damage. Then, they'll check the gutter, vents, windows, attic, and ceiling for possible damage and issues.

Contact Your Insurer

After your roofer assesses and makes emergency storm damage repairs, you can contact your insurer. Refer to your policy's claims guidelines with this step. Most often, insurers will have you call them and then send them the roofer's photos and documentation of damage. Then, your insurer will conduct their own inspections, discuss repair or replacement details with your roofer, and set a date for repairs and replacement.

Count on SJ Winn Construction to help you with storm damage roof repairs. Our experienced team of professional roofers ensures excellent results in all our roofing projects. Call us today for emergency storm damage repair and general roof services!

A complete roof replacement is an enormous investment. Some homeowners use in-house financing or bank loans to fund their roof replacement if they couldn't save enough cash beforehand. This is why any homeowner will want the best replacement services to touch their roofs. Unfortunately, some would settle for uninsured roofers that many neighbors had referred due to their track record of excellent workmanship.

Uninsured roofers might seem like a cheap and easy fix, but they can cause big and expensive problems later in the project. Their lack of contractor's liability insurance won't give you any recourse for broken furniture or damaged walls during the replacement. 

If an accident happens, your roofer's worker that suffered the accident can hold you liable if they don't have worker's compensation insurance.

We highly recommend working with fully-insured roofers only because they can ensure the excellent condition of the new roofing material before and during installation. A manufacturer who did not certify the roofer you're using immediately disqualifies your roof from warranty coverage. 

Roof material manufacturers only trust certified roofers to do the installation correctly.

Learn more about why you should only work with reliable and fully-insured roofers for your roof replacement.

Contractor's Liability Insurance

The contractor's liability insurance is the roofer's pledge that they will hold their company accountable for any damage to your property caused by their operations while replacing your roof. 

Experienced professionals understand they have extensive knowledge and the right equipment to perform their duties. With this in mind, they know that they've minimized each method's risk to the best of their knowledge, but they cannot eliminate it. This explains why all roofers – including top-notch, certified ones – will always have insurance to protect themselves and you from any expensive liabilities.

All reliable contractors undergo in-depth training and certification programs from manufacturers to qualify for a contractor's liability insurance. Insurers are stringent in their guidelines to reduce the risks involved in every project the roofer does. In addition, certification from manufacturers automatically qualifies all the roofer's installation projects.

Worker's Compensation Insurance

Aside from contractor liability, your roofing company must also have worker's compensation insurance. This ensures the roofer and their employees won't hold you liable for any personal injuries and damages during the roof installation.

Roofing is a high-risk occupation. Worldwide, it is recognized as one of the most dangerous occupations. With this in mind, even experienced roofers take their time doing their tasks and operating equipment to avoid life-changing injuries. 

In most states and countries, the person who owns the property is liable for any accident or injury in their vicinity. Therefore, an uninsured roofer can hold homeowners responsible for their injuries. The homeowners hired the roofers, meaning they are their time-limited employers. 

With a worker's compensation insurance, the roofer takes full responsibility for employee-related accidents. Most worker's compensation insurance includes monetary compensation and hospitalization for the affected roofer.

If you need an excellent roofing company to service your residential or commercial roof, you can always count on us at SJ Winn Construction for your residential projects. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.

CONTACT INFORMATION

156 Torrington Rd., Winsted,
Connecticut 06098

Phone: 860-379-8863
Email: [email protected]

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