Your roofing system works to provide superior weather protection–but it can actually do so much more for your home. With the right considerations, your roof can also help you keep energy costs to a minimum. But how exactly does it make this possible? The trusted expert in residential roofing service, Polk Contracting, Inc. answers that here.
- Insulation. Upgrading the insulation in your attic offers an easy way to not only extend the life of your roofing system, but increase its energy efficiency, as well. The insulation, after all, serves as a barrier that reduces thermal transfer between your attic and home interior. Since the heating and cooling energy from your living spaces don’t escape to the attic, your HVAC system won’t need to work overtime just to fill the thermal gap.
- Ventilation. The attic needs proper ventilation to keep the roofing system cool. This prevents ice damming in winter, but also prevents heat from building up in the space during summer. The fact is that trapped excess heat can pass through insulation and create hot spots, which can affect the temperature in your living space and cause your air conditioner to work harder. If you notice some issues with your existing ventilation, turn to your roof and insurance restoration contractor, Polk Contracting, Inc. Our trained and experienced team can check it out and, depending on the results, upgrade it as necessary.
- Shingles. They take the brunt of weather damage, but shingles can also improve your home’s energy efficiency when you choose ones that are treated with cooling technology. ‘Cool’ shingles reflect solar radiation and reduce attic heat buildup. They help keep your home naturally cool and comfortable without relying too much on your air conditioner.
The Leading Choice for Roofing ServicesAs the area’s top siding and roofing contractor, Polk Contracting, Inc. can provide you with exceptional solutions to all your home improvement needs. With our quality products from the most trusted brands, and our skilled, professional crew, we’ll make sure your project is completed to quality specifications. We proudly serve homeowners in all of Harford, Cecil and Baltimore Counties. Call us today at (410) 994-2801 or fill out this contact form to schedule your evaluation.