It wasn’t that long ago that days were cold and dreary, but with every day getting longer, summer’s heat is right around the corner. While summer means you no longer have to worry about the weight of snow or ice dams pushing your roof’s structural limits, warm weather presents its own set of problems.
When you think of roof expenses, you’re probably thinking of things like regular roof maintenance, roof repair, or eventual roof replacement. What you may not realize is there’s a good chance your roof is costing you needlessly each month in terms of energy efficiency, especially during the summer. In this post, our roof contractors at The Construction Group share our advice to help you get your roof ready for summer and reduce your expenses year-round.
Summer Cooling Costs and Your Roof
Keeping your roof in good shape is an important part of regular household maintenance. Even minor roof leaks can lead to significant structural problems, mold and mildew proliferation, and even roof collapse. But there’s another reason you can’t see tangibly that’s just as important. A roof with performance issues due to a lack of regular maintenance can allow air to infiltrate and heat to pass through, impacting your overall energy performance and costing you.
By taking the time to update your roof before summer’s heat begins to climb, you’ll experience a cooler home and reduced energy costs. You’ll also reduce the strain on your HVAC system, which means it will require fewer repairs and perform better on the hottest days.
Follow this advice to get your roof ready for summer:
1. Check Seals and Flashing
Damaged seals around your vents and damaged flashing around your chimney can allow air to infiltrate into your roof and lead to leaks and structural weakness in your roof.
2. Update Your Insulation
A total roof replacement is a costly investment. By making sure your insulation is in good condition, you’ll extend the life of your roof and get better thermal performance out of your roof.
3. Address Needed Roof Repairs
Damage to your roof can interfere with the thermal protective envelope that limits the transfer of heat between your home’s interior and the roof surface. Addressing any minor repairs needed can help restore that protective layer and keep the temperature inside your home more moderate.
Call The Construction Group for Twin Cities Residential Roofing Services
When you prioritize roof maintenance to get your roof in shape for summer energy savings, you’ll experience a more comfortable temperature inside your home year-round. We offer a full range of residential roofing services from complete roof replacement to storm damage repair.
To learn more about bringing your energy costs down, contact The Construction Group in Woodbury and speak with a member of our team at 651-731-5857. You can also contact us on the web to get a free quote on your roof services today.