Why Upgrade Your Roof?
Protect your investment by pro- longing the life of your home.
Save energy by lowering heat loss.
Assure lower maintenance costs.
Reasons You Should Be Looking Into A New Roof?
Shingles serve as a first line of defense, and easily the most important one. They’re much less costly to replace than what lies beneath. Here are a few ways your shingles might tell you it’s time to have your roof looked at for a replacement or repair:
They’re gone. Missing shingles leave gaps in your home open to the elements. You should check your roof for missing shingles after high winds or a particularly damaging storm. Whether a repair or a full replacement is in order depends on how many shingles are missing. A heavily damaged shingle is often no better than one that’s long gone.
They’re changing shape. As shingles withstand summer after summer of intense heat and exposure to the elements, they will begin curling. Poor attic ventilation can cause extreme heat to radiate through the roof, curling shingles. This is not just a sign that your roof is getting older—curled edges make shingles more likely to be damaged or torn off by wind.
They’re wearing down. The tiny granules on your roof’s shingles protect it from the Sun, but they also erode away over time, especially when poor drainage diverts rushing water over a particular area of your roof. A wealth of loose granules in your gutter is a good sign that your roof is nearing the time for a replacement. Shingles stripped of granules are darker in color and will appear as a black spot on your roof.
There are many more possible signs that point to a bad or aging roof, but the shingles are a good place to start, and often the first sign of a problem. If you live in Maryland, be sure to keep an eye on your shingles, and call Central Roofing & Siding Company before a few bad shingles turns into one very bad roof.
There are several energy-efficient roofs available on the market today. Some of these types of roofs are: asphalt shingles, metal, reflective coating, green roofs, clay and slate.
Asphalt Shingles - There are a lot of cutting edge roofing methods that can decrease energy costs up to 40 percent. Asphalt shingles are energy-efficient since they have an increased lifespan compared to conventional shingles. They have long-lasting performance with a 50-year lifespan instead of a more common 15-year lifespan. The shingles are made out of energy-efficient materials that can resist extreme temperatures. They are also designed to reflect solar energy from the roof allowing for a cooler and more comfortable room ambience.
Clay – There is an increased demand for roofing products that are put on by Californian contractors that are "greener" and more appli- cable for sustainable building design and architecture. Manufacturers have creatively developed clay roofing that will not only benefit the environment but also can help save money by decreasing monthly electric bills. Clay tiles are more applicable for warmer climates since they are easily damaged under any heavy weather conditions, especially hail.
Green Roofs - This type of roof does not reflect energy; rather, it ab- sorbs heat from the sun. Results of a simulation study conducted in Chicago reveals that there is a 10 percent decrease of air- conditioning usage and a 95 percent reduction of solar heat gain with the use of this product.
One of the eco-friendly solutions answering the issue of increased energy consumption is the use of energy-efficient roofing. Consider these suggestions for your next new roof; find a respectable company to handle the job; and find yourself saving on energy costs!
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