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4 Ways Your Roofing Can Save You Energy

house under construction, no siding or roof installed

4 Ways Your Roofing Can Save You Energy

house under construction, no siding or roof installed

When people see they have higher energy bills, they often think something must be wrong with their HVAC system. Alternatively, they may look for problems in their windows or doors, like a broken seal. 

In reality, there’s a high likelihood you’re facing a roofing issue. Many people give little thought to their roof, but this is a mistake. Your roof helps protect your home from several outdoor threats. 

Rising energy bills could be an indication that you require roof repair. If you repair it efficiently, you may find that your roof can save you energy. 

How, you ask? Learn the answer in the guide below! We’ll discuss four ways that your roof can save you energy here.

1. Energy Efficient Roofing Uses Light Colored Shingles

If you’ve ever had to wear a dark suit or dress to a summer funeral, you understand that dark colors and sunlight aren’t a good mix. Dark colors attract more heat than lighter shades. They have the same effect on your roof shingles. 

Dark roof types may have as much as a 25-degree temperature swing in peak temperatures. This swing becomes noticeable in warm climates, especially in the southern US. Using lighter colored shingles results in a more energy-efficient home.

These lighter roof shingles reflect more sunlight than they absorb. As such, they protect your home from excessive temperature swings. 

2. Consider a Metal Roof for Your Roofing Repair

Using lighter colored shingles helps reflect sunlight. However, metal roofing reflects sunlight far more efficiently than lighter shingles. Adding a metal roof is an excellent way to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

Metal roofs have more advantages than simply reflecting sunlight. They’re also more durable options than shingle-based roofs. 

For example, let’s imagine a storm comes to your area with high wind speeds. If your shingles have grown weathered over the years, strong enough winds could rip them free. One result of this would be less energy efficiency in your home.

However, a metal roof has no such problem. It can resist the wind as much as the sun’s rays. 

3. Adding Attic Insulation

Many homeowners miss significant energy savings by neglecting their attics.  According to the EPA, homeowners can save as much as 15% on energy by installing insulation in their attic. You can add insulation to your crawl spaces and basement rim joists for extra savings as well. 

When you add insulation to your home, you can use different types than what’s already there. To learn which type of insulation works best for your area, call an experienced roofing team.

4. Attic Ventilation Effects

Attic ventilation is another way to cut energy costs. Think of attic ventilation as a way of letting the space breathe. As hot or cold air builds in the attic, ventilation helps carry that air out of the home to balance the temperature.

Start Saving on Energy Today!

By re-evaluating your roofing, you can see significant improvements in your energy spending. All you have to do is determine where to focus your efforts.

Do you need roofing repair to patch up damage? Do you want to install a metal roof or add more insulation? 

Whatever your roofing needs may be, we can help! Our team has been Minnesota homeowners with their best roofs for years. Learn more about our services today!

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The Roof Guys: Your Home Roof Inspection

The Weathered Roof

With the most recent onslaught of rain, wind, and lightning, the home has once again been exposed to some tough weather that has continued to wear and tear the roofs durability down. As a homeowner, maintaining the various parts of the home can be daunting and difficult. When it comes to assessing your roof in particular, there are really only a few signs you will be able to identify, and sometimes your inspection may not be enough to catch the full damage. 

Inspecting the home before calling the professionals

Often times, roof inspection through simple measures can be a great way to understand if your roof is holding its own against the weather. However, as the roof continues to get hit by the elements, some signs can occur and be difficult to see. If you don’t know what you are looking, for then those missed signs could become big problems. 

Your Roof Inspection 

Below are some simple signs you can look for when it comes to self inspecting your home. These simple signs will help you decide if you need to contact professionals for a further, in-depth roof inspection:

  • Missing or flapping shingles.
  • Lifting or unevenness around the corners or edges of the roof.
  • Ceilings, walls, and attics on the inside of the home showing signs of water damage.
  • Water spots.
  • Damp areas along walls or carpet.
  • Pooling water or moisture in the attic.
  • Roof leaks or light shining in from the outside.
  • Cracks,chips, or mold.
  • Residual components brought down the storm drain with the rain. 
  • Homes in your area of similar age replacing their roofs.

If your roof is relatively new (less than 5 years old), and shows no signs of interior leaks or other aforementioned signs, then you can probably get away with a visual inspection right now. However, after each storm you will want to do another visual inspection to ensure nothing has changed. 

The Roof Guys Roof Inspection

So, lets say your personal roof inspection came across a few signs that your roof may need some professional attention.When you contact The Roof Guys, we’ll come out and do a thorough roof inspection from both the inside and outside of your home. We want to get to the real root of the problem, so you can properly decide if you’d like repairs or an entire roof replacement.

By using our patented inspection process, we’ll find evidence of damage or leaks, document the issues with paperwork and photos, and then provide you with a wide range of options that fit both your short- and long-term plans. Though we can provide a quick initial assessment, we’ll provide a thorough written report complete with problem areas, job solutions and estimates so you can begin to budget. This is especially important information if you’re planning on selling your home or buying a new one.

Each of our reports provides a comprehensive view of your options, but it also comes backed with our professional, trusted opinion. In other words, we don’t just want to sell you on something you don’t need; we want you to have what you need, at a price you can afford.

The Roof Guys, Reliable as Your Homes Roof

If you have come across any problems during your roof inspection, it may time to have your roof inspected. Give us a call at The Roof Guys today! we can give you some piece of mind before the next storm hits. 

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