Summer weather is upon us and that means you will most likely be turning on your home’s cooling systems. Here are some tips about your roof that can help save you money not only during the summer months, but also during the winter freeze as well. According to a survey done by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), almost half of the money spent on utility bills goes towards heating and cooling. A poorly insulated roof can allow too much heat into a home during the summer and allow that heat to leave when winter comes.
When considering which type of roof to place on your home you need to keep in mind your location and weather patterns. A dark-colored roof tends to absorb more heat which is better suited for colder climates. Conversely, a light-colored roof often reflects heat and sunlight and is better for warmer climates. If you already have a well-insulated roof and don’t want to spend the money on a new one, you can buy roof coatings which are designed to decrease the temperature on the surface of your roof by 50-80°F.
Finding the right roof type and insulation material is only half the battle. Choosing the right contractor for your needs is the other half and that’s where we can help. Fort Rock Construction is here to assist you with all of your construction related projects. To get started on your next project, please contact us!
Are the shingles or roof materials on your house experiencing build up of moss, pine needles, twigs, or other foliage or tree residue? Not sure what to do about it? Something you might not know is that cleaning methods and chemical treatments vary according to the type of contamination found on the roof. Roofing components typically affected may include chimneys, flashings, skylights, valleys and intersections. If your roofing remains contaminated for extended periods you may drastically reduce its life expectancy.
To help ward off this premature expense you will want to think about preserving your roof through a scheduled preventative maintenance program. The ideal maintenance program should address every aspect of your roof and calling in a professional can help you identify areas you might not even be aware of.
If leaks do occur with your roof, an immediate cure to the water intrusion should be established. And, if getting on a roof is a little more than you want to tackle have a trusted professional in mind to address these issues. Give us a call today and we can help you find your roof’s vulnerable areas and make recommendations for taking action.
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