Get New Roofing to Keep Your Home ComfortableBy Stacy Mellete
If there’s one part of your home that has the biggest role in keeping your home comfortable, it’s your roof.
Your roof doesn’t just provide shelter from the elements; it also forms part of the “envelope” that — along with your walls, windows and doors — keeps you cool during summer and keeps out the winter chill. If you have a roof that’s over 20 years old and is exhibiting the following signs, you might need to have your residential roofing in Largo FL, replaced soon.
Increased Energy Costs
This usually manifests as higher-than-usual energy bills. While other parts of your home’s envelope can also have an effect on your energy bill, roofs account for as much as 40% of your home’s energy efficiency, and it all comes down to excess workload on your heating and air conditioning systems.
Your roof could be trapping hot air in the attic, putting more strain on your A/C during hot days. The same could happen when your roof insulation is worn down (or was improperly insulated in the first place), since the heat that should have been kept inside your home is instead dissipated — something that you wouldn’t want to happen during cold days. And it could get doubly uncomfortable if your heating or A/C decides to break down at the wrong time.
Consider other roofing materials like metal roofing for better energy efficiency. Our metal residential and commercial roofing in Largo FL, also resists rust and corrosion. This is a must-have if you live near areas exposed to saltwater breezes.
While clogged gutters typically cause leaks, damaged roofing comes as a close second. Major roof damage — as indicated by the presence of dripping rainwater and flooding — would likely require a complete roof replacement.
Before deciding on a roof replacement, have a roofing contractor perform a full maintenance inspection. When we complete a roof inspection, we make an accurate recommendation on whether you should repair or to replace. Our wide selection of roofing materials and services mean you have options that fit your budget and preferences.
Minor damage like loose or damaged shingles can be easily fixed through roof repairs in Largo FL, and are signified by stains on the walls and ceiling.
If you would like to know more about our roofing services, call us today at (813) 542-8462 or fill out our contact form.