Your house is too hot. Whether you’re running an air conditioner or not, you know that something is “off.” Your house is abnormally hot. Sure, you could get window awnings and commit to opening all the windows at 5am because the outdoor air is at its coolest, but it might surprise you to find out that your roof and attic might be the culprits. Sleep in a little, and we’ll tell you why you need a new roof.
Your Roof and Our Sun
Your roof impacts your home’s interior temperature in a major way. For starters, your roof can be a sweltering 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Given that heat can transmit into your home through convection, think of what this does to your home’s indoor temperature. If your air conditioner is running around the clock, and you have little relief, you have a solution at-hand. Getting a new roof that has specially coated shingles can lower your roof temperature by more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that your home will naturally be cooler with simple roof replacement. Your initial new roof cost will be slightly higher; however, your electricity bills will be lower. In the long-run, you will save a lot of money with roof replacement.
Your Roof and Its Color
Cool roofs can be achieved with darker-colored shingles, which is great news for those who prefer darker colors. However, if you want light-colored roofing shingles, you can also naturally lower the surface temperature of your roof and cool down your home in the process without the “cool roof” new roof cost. Whichever option you go with, your home will be substantially cooler. If you decide to change out your siding at this point, you could have extra relief. An added benefit to having a cooler roof is that you won’t need roof repair as often. The sun’s rays wreak havoc on “standard” shingles, which creates more issues in roof damage, roof leaks and the need for roof repair. In this manner, a cool roof reduces your potential roof repair cost in roof damage and roof leaks.
Your Roof and Its Ventilation
You’ve heard that you need ventilation, and while that sounds good for your indoor air quality, you might not be sure why this is really important. In the winter, your heated attic also heats the roof. This causes snow to temporarily melt and refreeze. This causes a pile up of snow on the edge of your roof, which is called an “ice dam.” These are dangerous to your home and to you if they fall on you. In the summer, inadequate ventilation also makes your home unbelievably hot. There are different ventilation methods available for different types of roofs.
A Roofer Near Me
Now that you know what’s causing your heating woes, it’s time to do something about it, but you don’t want to contact just any “roofer near me.” You will need a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor because they will do your roofing project the right way, and they can give you an extended warranty on your new roof. ReNew Home Designs is a GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor who provides in-house roof financing for your new roof cost and roof repair cost. In addition to roof financing, you might also qualify for grant programs. Call them today or your free roof inspection.