The perfect time to install upgrades into your roofing system is when you’re having a new roof installed as well. This does not only save you time, but also saves you money compared to having components installed individually in another time. And to give you great ideas to improve the overall surrounding of your home, here are 5 upgrades you should consider having installed while you’re in the process of re-roofing.
- Choosing Energy-Efficient Roofing Materials
A good way to upgrade your roofing system is to use new and upgraded shingles as roofing material. These shingles are designed with reflective granules that deflects the harsh UV rays coming from the sun. This is a good way to cut cost in electricity bills and to keep your home cool during the summer. Furthermore, you won’t have to worry about the look of your roof as well. These shingles now come in assorted colors, slates, and wood tones. You’ll find that you have a wide range of options to upgrade your roofing materials without compromising its aesthetic appeal.
- Installing Eave Flashing
Cold weather can result to the formation of ice dams around the eaves of your roof. Oftentimes, these ice dams can even cause significant damage to your roof. Investing a little more while you’re re-roofing to install eave flashing can help protect and seal your eaves from ice dam damage for years.
- Getting a Hermetically-sealed Chimney Cap
Opting for an airtight cap for your chimney does more than keeping critters, dust, birds, and rain from getting in through your chimney; it can also help retain heat during the winter season by preventing heat from gushing out of your chimney. Furthermore, it can help in the prevention of animals from nesting inside your chimney.
- Improving Ventilation System
Attics can seem like furnaces during summer, especially if they are not well-ventilated. Moreover, heat from the attic can seep to other rooms and parts of your home. So in order to keep you attic and your home cooler, consider investing a little more in improving your ventilation system.
Investing on a New Gutter System
It’s a good time to scrape your old gutter system and install new ones while you’re in the process of re-roofing. The pre-existing gutter in your home are susceptible and prone to clogs cause by debris build-up and leaves. Upgrading your gutter system and opting for ones with a leaf-guard or cover can keep your gutter clog-free whilst keeping rain water flowing through it unhindered.