Have you ever heard that old wives tale about how you lose some massive portion of your body temperature through your head? Grandmothers always repeat it as they pull hats down over ears in extra cold climates. Sometimes you’ll hear it from teachers before kindergarteners are sent out to play in the snow during lunch break.
The jury is still out on whether that’s actually true for the human body, but it turns out it’s actually very true for your house. That’s because warm air rises, and a lot of houses have a poor attic insulation and shoddy roofs. Warm air leaks out through the top of the house, which means homeowners need to use more energy and run their furnace or radiator longer to keep the house at a comfortable temperature.
That means just one thing: if you want to improve your energy efficiency this winter, one of the best things you can do is make sure you have a modern roof on it — or, if you’re thinking poetically, make sure your house has a good hat. While we can’t recommend knitting yourself a new roof, we’ve got some ideas about how to keep your home toasty warm.
We offer all sorts of options that can help you increase your home’s energy savings and keep it cozy inside all winter long. One of our favorite options is an insulated metal roof panel, which consists of a metal surface, a foamed-in-place core for insulation, and another base panel that is laid against your roof. This is an easy-to-install roofing solution that can save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars during a long winter, and will ultimately save you a huge chunk of change over the course of the roof’s lifespan. Thanks to our years of experience in the roofing and special training our crews have received, we’re pros at installing these insulated metal roof panels.
Our roofing experts are pros at determining which materials are best for which type of roof, making sure that there are no unprotected gaps where warm air is more likely to escape. We can also explore new insulation techniques that are layered beneath your roof to keep your house warmer. There are a lot of exciting options available to homeowners nowadays.
Roofing is an exceptional tool for keeping your home in good shape, too. In addition to keeping it warm, it also keeps your home dry. That’s particularly important as we buckle down for the rain and snow of the winter season. Damaged flashing, cracked tiles, and other problems are just the beginning. Having the wrong materials on your roof, or having them badly installed, can lead to leaks, which can cause mold, mildew, dry rot, and more. If you want to avoid that sort of trouble, it’s a good idea to make sure you’ve got a good roof over your head.
If you are interested in exploring roof repairs or a whole new roof, give us a call! Our expert roofing team members are always happy to talk, and somebody will be available to answer your call.