If you want to get the most out of your home, you need to think about the condition and usefulness of everything in it, from the deck beneath your feet, the windows before your eyes, and, yes, even the roof above your head. Roof upgrades are not something that comes to the mind of even veteran craftsmen and homeowners. But that doesn’t make them any less important.
If you are planning to reroof your home, you should also consider these five upgrades:
- Eave flashing: 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.
- Gutters: The gutter systems preinstalled on your home are basic, to put it nicely. Susceptible to clogs caused by leaves and vulnerable to tearing in strong wind storms, your roof won’t be completely upgraded until you also upgrade your original gutters. One upgrade you’ll probably be interested in is a leaf-guard or cover that keeps debris from falling into the gutter but allows rain water to trickle into it unhindered.
- Hermetically-sealed chimney cap: If you do not use your chimney regularly, you will benefit from investing in a hermetically-sealed chimney cap that you can close with the pull of a lever at the fireplace base. Airtight and weatherproof caps not only stop critters and random bits of dust to get in through your chimney, but it also stops unwanted air circulation, such as hot air going out in the winter, or coming in during the summer.
- Shingles: A smart, one-step way to reduce the cost of running your air conditioner during the warmer months of the year is to upgrade your shingles. Newer shingle designs incorporate reflective granules that bounce the sun’s harsh rays away. At the end of a long day, all of that redirected sunlight means a lot of extra heat averted as well.
- Ventilation sources: Speaking of warm weather, your 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 roofer about your options and how you would like your roof to look when the project is completed.
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