Roofs are known for their features to protect your property. As homeowners, it’s also important to ensure your system is fully functional while being cost-effective. Fortunately, there are ways for your roof to help cut energy costs and your gutter installation expert will share a few here.
ENERGY STAR® Rating. When you see the ENERGY STAR label, you are assured that the product will help you save more energy than ordinary products. Roofs built using ENERGY STAR shingles reflect more of the sun’s rays. This can lower roof surface temperature by up to 50F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building.
Modernized Shingles. Old shingles have lower shingle ratings than their newer counterparts. Newer shingles are guaranteed to prevent winds up to 130 MPH, keeping the strongest winds out of your home and reducing your energy costs.
Shingle Color. Paying close attention to the shingle color you add to your home will have an impact on your bills. Roof maintenance teams say hot climates should have lighter roof colors to help deflect sunlight, while homes in cold-weather areas benefit from dark shingles.
Ventilation. If a roof isn’t properly ventilated, hot air can become trapped inside the attic and cause your entire house to heat up extremely. Remember that roofs are built with ventilation to allow proper airflow between the attic and outdoors.
The storm damage repair pros at STARR Roofing & Gutters can provide a professional inspection of your roof to evaluate whether you are eligible to file a storm damage claim with your insurer. Commonly covered damages include extensive hailstorm damage, water damage to any part of the roof or interior, and widespread rot, mold, or mildew growth, to name a few.
Give us a call at (512) 402-8095 or fill out our contact form as soon as you notice any of these. We’ll get your roof back to working order in no time.