Your roof plays an important role in protecting the inside of your home from the bright sunlight and extreme heat that Tennessee summers are known for. Here are a few things you can do to increase the energy efficiency of your roof and as a result, reduce your monthly energy bills.
Apply a Solar Reflective Coating
A great way to reduce your energy expenses is by applying a solar reflective roof coating. This is a liquid that when dried and cured, forms a membrane that will reflect light and help to maintain a lower surface temperature. There are a number of coating options to choose from, such as spray-applied polyurethane foam and asphalt-based membrane coatings. In addition to helping your bank account, applying a coating can help to extend the lifespan of your roof by protecting it from damaging solar rays.
Seal Any Roof Leaks
If you notice any water damage on your ceiling or walls, chances are your roof has a leak and it’s time to give us a call. Leaks can be easily patched in most cases and the benefits are immediate, resulting in better energy efficiency for your home and less water damage. Our team of skilled professionals will take the necessary steps to create an effective seal on your roof that will protect your household from hot air, water, and debris.
Upgrade Your Attic’s Insulation
Without proper insulation in your attic, hot air can seep in through your roof and cause your entire home to heat up. This leads to higher energy bills, increased strain on your air conditioning unit, and a less comfortable interior of your house. When upgrading your attic’s insulation, you have tons of options to choose from, but we recommend investing in spray foam insulation. This type of insulation is more costly, but the benefits are significant. The performance is unmatched and will help to reduce your monthly energy bills, resulting in cost savings over the long term.
Invest in a Roof Replacement
When your roof has seen better days and isn’t functioning properly, this can result in extra high energy bills, moisture issues, water damage, mold growth, and the list goes on. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the outside elements, so it’s important to keep it in good working condition. If you think it might be time to replace your roof, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection. Our team will assess the condition of your roof and determine whether or not a full replacement is needed.
Have a Wonderful Summer
We hope that these tips help you enjoy a cool, comfortable home during the warmer months. If you have any questions or need help completing roof repairs, make sure to reach out to us. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist!