A roofing replacement project is an opportunity to have other home improvements and upgrades done to your home at the same time. This is something you should consider if your roofing contractor offers non-roofing services like siding replacement. In today’s post, local roofing company Glam Roofing & Contracting, LLC shares some upgrades and home improvements you should consider if you’re planning on replacing your roof.
Home insulation. Proper insulation can help reduce your monthly utility bills, particularly during the summer and winter seasons, and prolong your HVAC system’s service life as well by keeping wear and tear to a minimum. A typical roof installation involves repairing or replacing roof insulation. If your home has insulation issues such as drafts coming through the windows or heat coming through the walls, addressing insulation issues is a good project to do along with roof replacement.
Low-maintenance gutters. A new roof will require new gutters to match, especially if changes are made to the roof slope. If your roofer offers low-maintenance gutter options like seamless gutters and gutter protection systems, consider upgrading to them. Seamless gutters have no seams to caulk; combined with a gutter protection system that prevents leaves, needles and debris from getting into the gutters, you can have gutters that require virtually no maintenance.
Laminate shingles. If you’ve only ever had traditional three-tab shingles, consider upgrading to laminate shingles. They may cost more, but considering such benefits as improved impact resistance and a wider selection of styles and colors, laminate shingles are worth investing in. Also known as architectural or dimensional asphalt shingles, laminate shingles are made of two asymmetrical layers of asphalt shingles that create a textured look similar to hand-cut wood shakes. Also, laminate shingles typically have better wind ratings and warranty coverage.
Drip edge. Drip edge or eave flashing is a type of flashing that’s installed at the roof’s edge. Its profile is shaped like an inverted letter “L” or an upright “T”. Rainwater can get into the roof deck through the roof edge by way of surface tension. Drip edges help prevent this by providing an extended downward edge that’s long enough to break the surface tension and let rainwater drip into the gutters. Ask your roofing contractor about this if it’s not already part of your roof replacement estimate.
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