“Heat-proofing” your home is the secret to staying comfortable indoors during the hottest time of the year. Our residential roofing experts share a few tips on how to get your home ready for the summer season.
Check Your Insulation
Your home’s insulation is the MVP when it comes to keeping the indoors comfortable. If your insulation is free from any problems, your HVAC will have an easier time keeping indoor temperatures stable. Attic and wall insulation should be your top priority, followed by proper door and windows seals. Speaking of which…
Upgrade Your Windows
Old windows do a poor job of keeping cool air in and warm air out. According to our team of window and roof repair experts, upgrading old single-pane windows to newer double-pane ones have a significant effect on your home’s overall insulation. Even switching from metal frames to composite frames, which offer better thermal resistance, also has a positive effect in heat-proofing your home.
Maintaining Your HVAC
Your home’s HVAC system will dictate how hot or cold your home is, but it can perform poorly or inefficiently if it’s not in good shape. Having a professional check the unit for any problems and having it cleaned before the summer season arrives will go a long way in keeping you comfy and lowering the monthly electric bill.
Go for Light Colors
Aside from improving your home’s curb appeal, painting your homes’ exterior with lighter colors is good for heat-proofing it. Roof repair experts say that the light colors do a great job of deflecting sunlight and heat away from the home, reducing the amount of heat that has to be blocked by insulation and regulated by your HVAC.
Heat-proof your home effectively with help from our team. American Roofing is the leading roofing contractor in Cleveland and Mentor, OH, as well as other areas in Ohio. Call us at 216-307-3898 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.