It might be hard to believe but it’s possible your roof is actually costing you money. As a roof gets older, and the longer it goes without maintenance, problems arise and efficiency decreases. Here are some ways to improve efficiency, save you money and help you decide if it’s time to repair or replace your old roof.
If you’ve noticed an increase in utilities over time it could be an indicator your roof is not efficient anymore. In the summer, a darker color roof absorbs sunlight and could be taxing on your A/C functionality. In the winter, an older roof could be letting heat escape. Not only will it cost you in bills but it is likely shortening the lifetime of your HVAC unit as well which can be costly to replace or repair.
The cost will only go up if you don’t perform maintenance or repairs. Neglecting to make any changes can lead to a total replacement where originally only a simple repair was needed.
There is such thing as a cool roof! Using materials that reflect sunlight, lighter colors or coatings can help your roof keep cold air in and hot air out. It’s important to know your climate! Certain roofing materials are better suited for different temperatures, weather, and seasonal changes.
If you can visually tell your roof is damaged, curling, buckling, splitting, blistering, or has major debris on the roof deck this is an indicator of a roof in need of repair or replacement.
In general, if you’re questioning the state of your roof or gutters, the safest answer is to call! Basic maintenance, repairs or even a replacement roof is the cheapest and most efficient way to keep your roof healthy and your repair costs low.
Stone Roofing specializes in commercial roofing, equipped with experienced roofers who can help you determine the best method to preserve your roof. If you find any signs that indicate you need roof repair, roof maintenance or a complete replacement, call Stone Roofing.