Upgrades to Consider When Installing a New Roof

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Upgrades to Consider When Installing a New Roof

by | Jun 6, 2022

Are you considering reroofing your home? Perhaps a weather event damaged it beyond repair, or it has just reached the end of its lifespan. A new roof is a big decision and a significant investment. It can also be an excellent opportunity to look at additional upgrades to protect your home better.

Shingles
You can choose to upgrade your shingles in terms of look and efficiency. Shingles can be made from various materials, and each has a unique style. Asphalt is the most popular type of shingle, but other options include wood, slate, tile, metal, or solar.
Energy-efficient shingles contain granules that reflect the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This keeps hot air from penetrating your home. In turn, you will run your air conditioning less and save money.

Gutters
Your gutter system carries rainwater away from your home efficiently, and it protects the integrity of your house’s structure. Installing a proper gutter system can prevent major water issues like leaks or mold. If your current gutter system is in good working condition, you may choose to add gutter guards to eliminate frequent cleaning. Ask a roofing professional if gutter guards are recommended for your home.

Insulation
Proper insulation saves you a lot of money by maintaining the desired temperature inside your home. Your air and heating systems will not have to work as hard. Different types of insulation to add under your roof can include loose-fill, spray foam, or batt. The product you choose will depend on how your attic and roof are constructed, the R-Value of the insulation, and your budget.

Windows
Windows may not come to mind when replacing a roof, but they can work alongside your roofing system to increase energy efficiency. On average, windows last for about 25 years. If your windows are old, they likely have broken seals and leaks. Our professionals can inspect your current windows and provide a free quote on replacements. Technology continues to advance, and you will be pleasantly surprised what a difference new windows can make to your home. They add value and curb appeal.

Siding
Like windows, siding plays a critical role in protecting your home. Replacing it can make a considerable difference both functionally and aesthetically. For example, your current siding may be cracked, warped, or rotting. This can lead to more significant issues. The most common types of siding are vinyl, wood, fiber, metal, or brick. Replacing the siding can give your home a whole new look.

Upgrading any of these components while replacing your roof will increase the value of your home. Scheduling an overall assessment of how well your house is protected is a logical first step. Our team can provide expert advice and free quotes. We understand the investment you are making and will develop a plan to meet your budget and timeline. We also work closely with insurance companies if a claim can be filed for any damage we find.

Contact Rose Roofing to schedule an inspection today. A few additional upgrades mean a better-protected home for years to come.

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Upgrades to Consider When Getting a Roof Replacement


https://www.forbes.com/advisor/home-improvement/best-types-of-roof-insulation/

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