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This winter has provided us with an array of weather, proving that Mother Nature is nothing but unpredictable. From ice storms to 60-degree weekends, we never can tell what’s in store for us next. Thus, it’s imperative to stay on top of our home maintenance and repair needs. For example, roof repair can save a homeowner hundreds of dollars per month in heating costs.

As experts in the roofing industry, the team at Power Construction has compiled this list to help you better understand why roof repairs are an essential to-do in New England.

Heat Rises

One of the most common ways to save money is to consider where your heat is directed. And, it’s true, heat rises. Thus, if you have an old or damaged roof, most of your heat is probably escaping through it. Roof repair or roof replacement will address problem areas and provide the needed resolution. Whether it’s the roof shingles or faulty insulation, you can save money by keeping the heat inside where it belongs.

Insulation Matters

Another area of concern is the amount of and location of the insulation in the home. Every roof should have an added layer of interior insulation. This extra layer will further help to maximize your heating efficiency. Although many homeowners think attic insulation is sufficient, there is still potential for your heat (and ac costs) to escape.

Broken Shingles

Your shingles will eventually need replacement. If you have missing or damaged tiles or shingles, you’re not only creating an area for heat to escape, but you are also exposing your home to nature’s elements. Issues such as moisture, ice, and even damaging UV rays can affect not only your heating and cooling bills but also the integrity of your home’s structure.

 

While preventative maintenance is a must with roofs, sometimes roof repair is inevitable. This is especially true if your heating bill is experiencing a drastic increase during the cold New England months. If your bill is on the rise, it may be time to give the team at Power Construction a call.
We’re happy to schedule an appointment to come out and assess the current condition of your roof. From there we will provide you with an array of honest solutions to remedy the problem, while keeping your budget at the forefront. Contact us today and put money back into your pocket (888) 900-1727.