Thursday, October 6, 2016
4 Benefits Of A Roof Shield
Most of us don’t give much thought to the daily strain our roof is put under, especially during the summer. Most homeowners think that a roof is just made to withstand that kind of punishment year after year, but the truth is, your roof will eventually start to show signs of wear from the brutal task of protecting your home from the elements. Luckily, there is a solution that can help your roof with its grueling task. A Roof Shield is a great way to help take some of the heat off of your roof, so to speak, and here’s a short list of some of the ways your home can benefit from having one installed.
Lower Attic Temperatures
During the hotter months of the year, your roof can be up to 100 degrees hotter than the surrounding air. Inevitably, a lot of that heat is going to bleed down into your attic or upstairs spaces, and if they aren’t properly equipped to disperse that kind of heat, you can very quickly have a furnace on your hands. This can prove to be hazardous to anyone or anything that has to spend time up there. A Roof Shield will help reduce the sun’s impact on your roof, and therefore have less heat to bleed down into your attic.
Lower Your Energy Costs
By reducing the amount of heat that comes in through your attic, a Roof Shield can also help you lower your energy costs. When heat is allowed to filter into your attic, it then filters out into the rest of your home, making your air conditioning unit work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. By reducing the amount of heat that filters through your roof and into your attic, you can lower your energy costs by at least 10%. Furthermore, you will reduce the amount of work your air conditioning unit has to put in to do its job, helping to extend the life of your unit.
Protect Your Shingles
Over time, the constant beating down of the sun on your rooftop will start deteriorating the surface materials. The repeated exposure to the grueling temperatures on your rooftop can make your shingles brittle and cracked, meaning you may wind up having to replace your roof sooner than you would like. By having a Roof Shield installed by Valley Boys Roofing, you can avoid any premature deterioration of your roof surface and avoid costly heat-related roof repairs.
Take Back Your Garage
Do you have a garage or shed that lies abandoned all summer because the heat inside is unbearable? Installing a Roof Shield can help make those non-air conditioned spaces habitable again. By redirecting much of the heat from the sun, there will be less heat to filter down through your rooftop and into those rooms. No one wants their garage to feel like an oven.
If you are interested in all the benefits installing a Roof Shield could bring to your home, give the team of professionals at Valley Boys Roofing a call today or fill out an estimate. Let us help you beat the heat and take back your home.