3 Roofing Upgrades for Your Home

By Roofity
In November 10, 2015
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3 Roofing Upgrades for Your HomePlanning 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.

You’ll also notice that many home improvement programs don’t make roofing a priority to show you. This is most likely because of the lack of glamour associated with roofing and roofs.

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.

Roofing upgrades are something to talk to your roofing contractor about. A few simple improvements can keep your roof maintenance-free and increase your home’s value.

Need an estimate on your residential or commercial roof? From upgrades to a whole new roof, please contact us today to find out how we can help you with your DFW roofing projects.

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