Planning and executing the roof installation on your home is probably not something that you are accustomed to. Because in reality, the average homeowner only deals with re-roofing their home a few times in their adult lives.
So while we would disagree that roofing isn’t exciting, we can also understand why it’s not often the main focus. It is, after all, very labor intensive and not a recommended job for just anyone.
Here are 3 roofing upgrades that will keep your roof in great shape for a long time to come.
1. Pay attention to your chimney cap. The cap on your chimney should be airtight and protected from critters and birds. An airtight seal keeps rain and moisture out while saving your energy. A tight chimney cap also keeps warm air inside your home when your chimney isn’t in use.
2. Flashing on your eaves stops all manner of air and water problems. In winter, they prevent ice dams from becoming an issue by allowing water to shed appropriately when it melts. Flashing also stops water from penetrating your home’s walls and damaging the wood.
3. The type of shingles that you choose will save you money in the long run. Consider talking to your roofer about a cost-effective shingle choice. Light-colored shingles are not only useful at blocking heat absorption they also save you money in heating and cooling costs.