Summer in Texas is no walk in the park. With the heat rising for the next few months, you will need a cooling strategy for your home. Best to start with your roof! Here are a few simple steps you can complete in order to make your roof cooler.
1. Proper Ventilation
Did you know, that you can save a significant amount of money on your cooling costs with proper roof ventilation? That’s right, ventilation can help warm air in your attic escape through your roof. This keeps your house below much cooler. There are some telltale signs that you need more ventilation.
- You notice your attic is significantly warmer than the outside (more than 40 degrees)
- Your wood is beginning to sweat, or you find wood warping in your attic.
- Your energy bills are much higher than you reasonably anticipated.
If you have any of these signs, you need to call a professional roofing company to come and inspect your attic.
2. Upgrading Your Roofing Materials
Your roof may need an upgrade to keep it cooler. There have been leaps in roofing technology in the last decade. Ask your local roofing contractor about “cool roofs” and their benefits. A cool roof uses materials that more efficiently reflect sunlight as well as dissipating heat. This can cool your roof by up to 50 degrees! There are many colors, types, and materials you can choose from to match the character of your home.
Call A Professional Roofer Today
To prepare for the long, hot, Texas summer, call the professionals you can trust. Peak Roofing & Construction is well versed in many energy saving tips that will keep you cool this summer. Call us today at (972) 335-7325 and we would be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed roofing contractors.