We all want to save money on our heating and cooling bills, but many customers fail to realize one of the biggest sources of lost energy comes from a poorly constructed roof. Consumers often know about placing black-out shutters on the windows, seal up openings around doors and install new, highly-efficient cooling systems to save money. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that the type of roof insulation plays a great role in reducing your energy bills. A reputable roofing company can provide you with the roof repair or replacement you need to stop leaching energy from your roof.
Understanding the R-Value
The R-Value for a home is a number that indicates the insulation level recommended for your area. A higher R-Value indicates better thermal insulation performance. Older homes may not meet these standards. A poorly insulated rooftop can end up costing consumers hundreds of dollars per year in lost energy costs.It’s a good idea to consult with a roofing contractor to discuss the appropriate R-Value for your home. In California, most homes benefit from an R-Value of R30 to R60. However, installing a higher value R-Value than is require may not be worth the added cost. Other factors also come into play that only a professional roof repair company performing an evaluation can determine.
When to Replace Your Roof
Replacing a roof can be a costly project, so it’s best to make sure that you get the right level of insulation and install a quality roof that will provide you with years of shelter. The best time to install new insulation is when you are building a new home, or when you need to replace your existing roof. Keep in mind when estimating the cost for a new roof that a high-quality roof with good insulation is going to prevent heat lost through the roof of your home and keep cool air in. The added energy savings over the lifetime of owning your home can end up saving you money. A poor replacement is only going to end up costing more in the long run, since cheap roofing materials and a low-cost installation will likely require more replacements and repairs.
Finding a Roofing Repair Company
Your roof provides the shelter and protection from the elements to keep your family safe. We understand how important this is and also know that each roofing company is not created equal. Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Sunnyvale in California all have very specific requirements for roofing installation. Our roofing company has over 70 years of experience, and we know how to help you get the most value for your money. Adding a roof can increase your resale value by improving the quality and look of your home. Metal, cedar, slate, tile and asphalt roofing are all options to consider. We provide you with a free estimate and can work on both residential and commercial roofing projects.
Don’t wait until your roof is beyond repair, or your energy costs soar this summer or winter. Please visit our website at http://sheltonroof.com for a complete listing of services. We take pride in our work and can’t wait to help increase the value of your beautiful home. Contact us for a free quote today.