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Get Prepared for Those Rainy Days: New Roofing Installation
With energy-efficient roofing installation, you can reduce the amount of energy used in your home, lower your energy bills and help decrease greenhouse emissions. If you are in the market for a new roof or simply want to upgrade your existing one, you can get the job done right and help save the environment with the help of an energy remodeling company like our team at Green Home Technologies. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the client and providing you with a solution that works for your space.
Many homeowners just like you are taking advantage of the incentives and rebates available for their homes, one of which is an energy-efficient roof. Families with an older home and an aging roof used to struggle to figure out a way to replace their roof with one of the newer models today. But, that isn’t the case today. There are a number of programs available that can help you upgrade your home and get the energy-efficient roof you desire without having to spend anything upfront. Plus, you get to take advantage of low monthly payments that are designed to work for your budget.
Energy-Efficient Roofs: What Are They?
Your roof is constantly absorbing the heat from the sun. While a standard roof will take that heat and transfer it into your home, that isn’t the case with an energy-efficient roof. These roofs have a higher reflective value that can help reduce the temperature of your roof by as much as 50-degrees. Because that heat is reflected back into the environment and not inside of your home, you will end up using less energy trying to keep your home nice and cool inside. Not only do you save money on your energy bill, but also on the maintenance costs of your HVAC unit.
Cool Roofs are designed to help you keep more of your money in your pocket. With all of the sun in the area, it makes sense to turn to a solution that is going to work for you and your needs. Our energy remodeling company will help you determine what is going to work the best for your space. To find out more information about how you can save money around your home with a new roof, contact our roofing company today.
Shingle Roof Lifespan
You can tell when the time is now to replace your aging shingles if more than one section is cracked, curled, damaged, buckling, or otherwise not laying flat against the roof. Also if your shingles are losing a lot of granules (check your gutters and downspouts) you'll know it's time. Factors such as poor ventilation can cause shingles to age faster than normal. Flashing installed at your vents, chimneys, and skylights is designed to seal roof seams and keep the outside world from reaching inside of your home. Flashing that has started to crack or break can lead to leaks. Not So Fun Fact: As little as two inches of standing water in a home can cause over $20,000 worth of damage.
Obviously, if your roof is already starting to sag, it needs to be replaced ASAP. However, even if it’s not already sagging, so long as the signs for future rot such as trapped moisture, rotting boards, or sagging spots are present, it’s better to replace the roof now than to wait until the rot has settled in or spread.
Concrete & Clay Roof Tiles
Concrete roof tile is made with sand, cement, and water. The exact materials vary somewhat with each manufacturer, but basically contain Portland cement, blended hydraulic cements, and fly ash, sand, as well as other aggregates. The products from most manufacturers look very similar in size and shape and color. There are several manufacturers of concrete tile.
Concrete roof tile has three main appearances based on their profiles: Flat Profile concrete tile which is flat with no curves when viewed from its base, Low Profile concrete tile which has small curves when viewed from its base with a rise-to-width ratio equal to 1:5 or less, and High Profile concrete tile which has larger curves when viewed from its base and has a rise-to-width ratio greater than 1:5. Concrete tiles offer maximum stability.
Clay tiles have all of the same benefits that concrete roof tiles have. The inherent difference is that they weigh more than concrete roof tile, thus the need to ensure that your roof can support the weight. You may need to add support beams before beginning installation.
The R-Panel is the highest grade panel available for the least amount of money. A metal roof installation on a home or business is a frugal investment in regions prone to volatile weather conditions. Persistent rain and wind can effectually damage common shingled roofs, requiring costly repairs almost every year. Our R-Panel metal roofing and siding, often referred to as a Purlin Bearing Rib (PBR) Panels, are a very low-maintenance, durable alternative to conventional roofing and adds extra protection against the turbulent elements. This is done by including a purlin bearing leg which overlaps between panels, preventing corrosion from moisture and wind.
These panels can be installed either on a solid substrate or open framing such as metal purlins or wood support beams. Our metal R-Panels are easy to install and can also be used as siding for wall, interior, and linear panel applications. We sell direct to all general contractors, roofing companies, and homeowners.
A home is a pretty amazing thing, isn't it?
Within its four walls and on top of its foundation sits pretty much everything we hold dear. Our major purchases and knickknacks, cherished family mementos, and of course our actual family. It’s where we start and end each day. It’s our symbol of success and sanctuary. It is where we create memories and establish a foundation to our lives.
Homes are quite resilient. If a door, a window, or even part of a wall goes bad, the house itself can still provide 90% or more of its protection. For all that it does for us—under a variety of conditions and for decades at a time—there is one area of your home where even a partial failure can have catastrophic results: the roof.
When your roof is reaching the end of its useful life everything that is usually kept safe and secure from the elements is at risk of getting ruined. This is especially true during the rainy season when the rain that falls is often disproportionate to our preparation for it.
A new roof is a worthwhile investment.
It could be said that replacing a roof is an expensive undertaking. But when you consider all that your roof protects you from and how much you would stand to lose should it fail, especially during a storm, the cost becomes much more reasonable. When you also throw in the ROI from a new roof—better structural integrity, insulation, increased resale value, etc.—to say nothing of the improved appearance of your home, the choice to replace your roof very quickly becomes a no-brainer.
Some opt to put off fixes that are needed for their roof and end up having problems in other areas of the home. There is no doubt the roof is integral to the stability of the entire property. It would serve you well to routinely have your roof evaluated and make updates as often as needed. In the long run, you will be keeping your home protected and preventing the spread of additional issues that arise as a result of cumulative neglect of your roof.