Fall is here which means old man winter will be nipping at your heals in no time. As your swapping out your shorts and sun dresses for pants and jackets to keep you warm, think about how you can protect your home from the cold outside.
Your roof not only protects your home from the elements, but also plays a major role in energy efficiency, home value, insurance costs and all around safety of your loved ones. At Flores and Foley, we know how a roof made with hi-quality materials will play a key role on protecting you and your family for years to come.
Here are a few tips we want to pass along to help you stay warm throughout the winter season, without putting a hole in your wallet:
- Clean Debris Off Rooftop: Make sure there are no objects like branches or piles of leaves on your roof. When left for long periods of time they can create moss, mold or speed up the deterioration of your roof.
- Keep Water Out: Think of your roof as an umbrella to your house, if it has any holes or soft spots, water, snow, and even cold air will creep in and make your heating system work over time.
- Check Your Shingles: Make sure there are none missing. Also check around the vents and chimney flashings (metal waterproofing) to make sure they are laid correctly or there will be gaps to let in water or cold weather.
- Insulation Is Key: A well insulated roof can save homeowners hundreds of dollars a month throughout the year. Winter months in particular can be the most important for insulation to keep the cold air out and the warm air in.
Understanding the right preparation and working with Flores and Foley, a qualified roofing contractor in Wilmington NC, can save you money in the long run. A good roof installation means reduced maintenance costs for your entire home because it protects the home from weather, pests, debris and other outside elements.
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