How Can a Roofing Expert Help You Lower Your Monthly Energy Bill?

Blog | February 4th, 2019

January in the Tacoma area means winter storms, cold temperatures, and higher energy bills.  The freezing weather makes it all too tempting to run the heater 24 hours a day.

What many people don’t realize is that their roofs can contribute significantly to their higher monthly energy bills. Older roofs don’t provide as much insulation and warmth retainment as a newer one would.

Over time, areas of damage can occur which can cause the house to retain less heat in the wintertime. We’re going to look at five ways a roofing expert can help you lower your monthly energy bills in Tacoma.

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Energy Star Rating

Making your house more energy efficient starts with the roofing materials themselves. Roofing products that are awarded an Energy Star Rating are highly efficient in retaining heat in the wintertime. ACME Roofing carries a wide selection of premium roofing products in our roofing showroom.

You can choose from respected brands such as PABCO, Malarkey, CertainTeed, and Custom-Bilt Metals. If you’re uncertain as to which brand to get, the knowledgeable showroom staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Insulation

How long has it been since you changed out your attic insulation?

The average lifespan of insulation is around 15 years.  However, even a slight water leak can dramatically reduce its longevity. A qualified roofing contractor can find and fix small problems before they turn into major (and expensive) problems.

Attic Ventilation

If your attic isn’t properly ventilated, areas of high moisture can start to form. The increased humidity levels can cause mold and mildew issues which could potentially cause health problems for anyone living in the house.

You should check for high moisture levels to make sure that your attic is adequately ventilated. If a fix is required, you’ll be given an overview of repairs that need to be performed and recommendations on how to fix them.

Gutter Maintenance and Cleaning

Gutter maintenance is another often-overlooked aspect of keeping your energy bills low in the wintertime. As dirt and debris build up in your gutters, it can cause water to back up and cause severe damage to the roofline.

If left unchecked, the water will seep down into the attic and destroy the insulation which helps retain heat. At this point, not only will the roof need to be fixed, but the insulation will need to be replaced as well.

This chain reaction often occurs without anyone realizing it. This is why many homeowners in the Tacoma area call ACME to help prevent a minor issue turning into a major repair.

Roofing Experts in Tacoma

The roof of your home protects you and your loved ones from the harsh winter elements in the Tacoma area. If it’s nearing the end of its lifespan, or you think your winter energy bills are a little too high, call us at (253) 564-2292 to schedule a consultation.

At ACME Roofing, we have over 20 years of experience helping Tacoma area homeowners with their roofing needs. Our expert roofers can help you get your monthly energy bills back under control.

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