12.20.2017

Achieve the ultimate in modern roof design

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We all spend a lot of time making sure that our homes are safe and warm, that they are clean and damp proof, that we can live in peace and happiness. In fact, we can recognize all sorts of dangers in our houses and deal with them easily.

And yet, the roof so often gets ignored. Why is that?

Part of this is because we don’t spend a lot of time looking at the roof, so it remains taken for granted that it is doing alright. But if you are ignoring your roof, you are missing out on a big opportunity. Roofing technology has changed rapidly in the last few years and now is the time to give your roof the attention it needs and give it the ultimate modern roof design.

Use Modern Materials

Most roofs are finished using tile or wood shingles that are simply slotted into place in order to allow water to roll off and into the gutters. This method has been used for thousands of years and to be honest, it is still pretty great technology. But how can you make it better?

With new methods, tile shingles can now be made much stronger and more resistant to cracks and scrapes. This means that when a storm comes around, these shingles are more likely to stay put and undamaged. Over time, this type of roof will last much longer, making it a good investment for the future. Talk to Fort Collins Roofing about repairing your roof after a hail storm to see what your other options are.

Optimize Your Insulation

You might think of your roof as just a skin for your home, but actually, it is also a good place to put insulation to keep the heat in your house. By adding insulation here, you will see a significant drop in your bills, especially over the winter months. There’s no doubt that roof insulation is a good investment to make.

To see whether your roof is well insulated, one of the most foolproof methods is to go out after a snowfall that has stuck on the road and see whether your house has a white cap of snow. If you do have snow, that means that there is very little heat escaping your home. If the snow has melted, you should look into getting insulation soon.

Add Solar Panels

It’s easy to forget about the roof, but you actually have a few square meters you can make real use of up there. Adding solar panels is a great idea because they will allow you to produce your own energy and lower your electricity bills.

A north facing roof is best for solar panels as they will get the most light throughout the day. It is, however, a myth that solar panels are ineffective in cold, cloudy climates. Sure, a bright sunshine will be great for your panels, but what they really need is UV light, and that comes straight through the clouds no problem. 

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