The roof is your home’s number one protector. It shields you from the sun’s heat, the cold snow and heavy storms. Upgrading to a newer and stronger roofing system saves you from roof leak repair and gives you the benefits of better home energy performance and long-term savings.
Replacing your old roof when it has reached the end of its lifespan is always a good investment. If you’re planning a roof replacement today, think of it as an opportunity to add some upgrades as well. TEO Construction shares some of the best upgrades for you to keep in mind for a stress-free roofing upgrade:
Cold weather can cause ice dams to build up around the eaves of your roof, ultimately causing significant damage throughout the years. An eave flashing upgrade creates a strong seal over the eaves and other areas of concern to keep water out.
Old gutters are prone to clogs because of how they’re made. Think about upgrading your gutter system as modern gutters are more capable of resisting clogs. Ask professional roofing contractors to assist you in choosing the right gutters. Gutters with built-in curved hoods allow water to trickle down and around the hood. At the same time, leaves do not get clogged in there.
Another energy-saving upgrade is an airtight chimney cap. Even if you are not using your fireplace or if you have just turned it off for a while during cold seasons, the warmth will still stay because of the airtight chimney cap.
Replace Damaged or Missing Shingles
If shingles are cracked, missing or rotten, replacing them may be another simple fix for repairing a leaky roof (provided you have the replacement shingles). To remove a damaged shingle, lift the edges of the surrounding shingles, and carefully remove nails with a pry bar. Once the nails are removed, the shingle should slide out. Scrape away any of the residue cement from the roof and level or remove protruding nails.
The attic can feel like a sauna if it is not ventilated adequately, and that heat will start to seep into the rooms below. Using a variety of ventilation sources, from ridge vents to soffit vents, can effectively disperse hot air in the summer without adding spinning vent turbines directly to the ceiling. Talk to a professional roofing contractor about your options and how you would like your roof to look when the project is completed.
TEO Construction can make roof replacement a stress-free process. We use only the highest quality materials backed by the best available warranties. We’ll be happy to answer your questions during a free consultation. Reach out to us by calling (301) 494-8663, or fill out our online form to get started.