3 Ways To Upgrade The Roof On Your Home

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Roofs are an important component of any home. They provide you with shelter when the weather outside is nasty. However, your roof also requires a certain amount of care to keep it in top shape at all times. You don't want to end up with a roof falling apart simply because you didn't take the time to maintain it. If you are looking to upgrade your current roof and make sure it stays looking amazing, here are a few tips to help you along the way.

Revamp your current ventilation.

A great way to improve your home is to improve upon the ventilation you currently have in place. When your roof is ventilated properly, the heat can leave the roof through the ridge vent. Otherwise, it ends up staying in your attic and causing the floors below to get hot. You don't want your attic being a furnace when it shouldn't be. This will cause you to end up spending more on your cooling bills and become a welcome invitation to any pests looking for a warm place to go during the winter. You need to make sure your attic has ample ventilation to prevent causing more problems than necessary.

Give your roof a little texture.

If you want to give your roof a new look, consider going with a different type of roof. Instead of the traditional shingle roofs that are so popular today, go with something that has a little texture and pizzazz. A cedar shake or clay tile roof can make a significant difference in the way your home looks from the curb.

Add in a little more insulation.

If your home is lacking on insulation in the attic, now is a great time to change that. Adding in a thick layer of insulation along your attic floors will help improve the temperature in your attic and the rest of your home. The key is making sure your new insulation doesn't overshadow your ventilation. The roofer can go through and see what needs to be done to prevent the two from clashing against one another. They will make sure vents are open and exposed to prevent any blockage. By adding in the insulation, you can prevent the heat in the attic from making the rest of your home too warm.

By doing the three things above, you will notice a significant difference in how your roof performs and looks. Contact a roofing company for more information. 

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An Amazing Transformation

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