As you pore over all available options for replacing your roof and all its components, consider the approaching months of warm weather when making your selections. The right roof can reduce heat transfer and improve indoor comfort.
Which Roofs Are Cool?
According to the Department of Energy, a cool roof reflects light and absorbs less heat than other roofs do. These aspects are significant as they determine how high or low your indoor temperature can be on any given day. Metal roofing, for instance, is known to be a great heat reflector. Traditional asphalt shingles may not be as effective, but there are newer architectural asphalt shingles manufactured to withstand weathering due to extreme heat. If higher upfront costs are not a problem and if the rest of your home can take the extra weight, consider clay or tile roofing.
Ensure Proper Installation
Allow only a roofing and gutters specialist like Garlock-French Corporation to install your roof. Proper installation will ensure that your roof performs well and that it lasts for as long as it’s expected lifespan. Specialists will know what type of vents will keep your home cool throughout any season and how much insulation material to apply. Working with certified installers will also protect you from voiding manufacturer warranties that come with your roof.
Enjoy Your Home More
With a great roof, you can expect your home to be cooler and better ventilated than it was prior to getting a roof replacement. You should notice energy savings throughout the coming months. You’ll have more comfortable indoor temperatures without the need to overwork your HVAC units. And since air circulation has improved, the chances of condensation-related issues will lessen.
Have a cooler roof and home with the help of residential roofing and gutters expert Garlock-French Corporation. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, you can be assured that our expertise will serve you well. Call us today at (612) 722-7129 to inquire about getting a free estimate in Minneapolis, MN.