It’s that time of year again: temperatures rising, kids out of school and your neighbors hosting cookouts. Summer is a wonderful season, but the intense heat and the increased cost of cooling your home can cast a slight pall on all the fun activities. Don’t fret; D&M Roofing, your trusted roofing company, has listed some summer-proofing tips for staying cool and preventing damage. These include:
It might seem counterintuitive to insulate your home in preparation for the summer months, but there’s no better way to keep outdoor heat out and make sure that regulated air inside the home stays just that.
Before the season arrives, consider the state of your siding. If it has seen better days, then we can help you install a quality replacement. This will not only help lower your cooling costs but will also increase the value of your home and enhance its curb appeal.
Check Your Roof
If there are any areas that need repairs, then now is the time to get them fixed. You’ll also want to check your attic and make sure your roofing system has adequate ventilation, so that the heat from the sun doesn’t transfer all the way into your home and cause your cooling system to work a lot harder just to maintain optimum indoor temperature.
Another great option is to have your roof painted white or a very light color. This is because light colors do not retain as much heat as their darker counterparts.
Upgrade Your Windows
Old and faulty windows are among the leading source of energy loss in a home. If there are cracks in the assembly or the unit has difficulty opening or closing, that’s a lot of air leakage, which in turn will impact your monthly bills. We can upgrade your windows with energy-efficient replacements from ProVia, one of the leading window manufacturers in the industry today.
D&M Roofing is the siding, windows and roofing contractor to call when it comes to summer-proofing your home. Call us today at (330) 968-0002 or fill out our contact form for a FREE estimate. We serve Akron and Canton, as well as the surrounding OH communities.