Warmer Weather? A New Roof Can Keep Your Home Cooler
Summer is almost here. Do you have a Roofman roof to help keep your home cooler?
This is the perfect time to think about how your roof is doing its job. Before the temperatures soar, ask yourself these two questions:
- Will my roof keep my family cool this summer?
- How were my cooling costs last summer?
If you don’t like your answers and think you may need a roofing company in the Ann Arbor area, look no further than Roofman.
A Roofman roof isn’t only built to last; it’s also built to make your house a home.
Michigan weather can be extreme. Your home is your refuge from the outside world, whether it’s snowing outside or a scorcher of a summer day. A Roofman roof helps insulate and protect your home against the elements, keeping your family safe and comfortable.
How does a Roofman roof affect my home’s temperature?
Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements, including the summer heat. Your roof can both absorb and reflect heat. Several factors contribute to how much heat your roof absorbs and how much it reflects.
Dark colors absorb more light and heat than lighter colors. That’s also true for roofing materials. Darker shingles will absorb more light and heat, which can heat up your attic space. Lighter colors will reflect more light and heat away from your roof, meaning your house stays cooler inside.
Keep Michigan winters in mind, too, when you’re looking at shingle colors. A darker roof may be warmer in the summer, but it’s also warmer in the winter when you need it to be. And a warmer roof helps melt snow off. The Roofman team can help you find the right color to work best with those Michigan weather extremes and to make your home look homier.
A big factor in maintaining your home’s temperature is the construction of your roof and attic ventilation. A properly ventilated attic will help excess heat flow out of the attic instead of into your home. Proper ventilation also protects your roof. Without ventilation, excessive heat can warp your roof decking, eventually leading to costly repairs. Quality roof construction is essential, and Roofman has got you covered. We’ve built quality roofs in your community for over 60 years.
The insulation in your attic area works with your roofing to reduce the flow of heat into your home during the hot months and keep the warm air in your home when it’s cold outside. A high efficiency, adequately insulated roof can keep the heat at bay this summer and lower your cooling costs. Our team will inspect your ventilation and insulation and advise you of any recommended improvements.
This is the perfect time to inspect your roof for damage, inadequate insulation, or ineffective ventilation. And to take a look at your utility bills. Could a new Roofman roof be just what your home needs to raise your comfort level and lower your energy costs? Contact us for a free estimate.
We’re a family-owned roofing company in Ann Arbor, MI. We know your family is as important to you as ours is to us. We do quality custom work because we know that your house is more than four walls and a roof – it’s a home. And your family deserves the best.
Don’t take our word for it. Read one of our most recent reviews!
“My wife and I live in the Dexter Crossing area, and needed our roof repaired due to wind damage.
So we contacted ROOFMAN USA to come out and take a look at our roof, Lucas the owner met with us and explained the process of getting the roof repaired as well as dealing with the insurance company.
We highly recommended ROOFMAN , from Lucas the owner, and Freddie the Forman on the job site, and ONE BAD TO BONE CREW! The end result was a smooth process, and an outstanding new roof!”
Thank you Roofman,
Steve & Colleen Lemus
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