Homeowner Tips: How Your Roof and Windows Can Save Money
As a homeowner, your number one responsibility is to keep everyone inside your home safe and secure. To ensure that your family is protected, you’ll have to handle all the financial aspects of home ownership, cleanup, and physical maintenance (within reason). Your next responsibly is to save money – as much as possible – on your energy bills without jeopardizing the safety or comfort of your family.
Save Money With Roofing and Windows
Having a new roof installed on your home will certainly look great, but you’ll also enjoy financial benefits as well. If you have an experienced roof service company install your new roof, you can have your shingle wind rating increased. Only a few years ago, the strongest winds roofing shingles could withstand was only 65 miles per hour. Now, thanks to advanced technology and research, some strong shingles can protect from up to 130-mph wind speeds. With such high wind rating, you’ll be able to protect from your home from serious damage, which would result in a significant amount of money to fix.
Having single windows put into your home can save you money on your energy expenses as well. In certain areas of the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the you can actually save up to $501 a year by replacing old windows with newer, more energy-efficient custom windows. Because old single windows are so fallible, if your home is using this type of windows, you’re most likely losing a significant amount of heat, which ends up costing much more. Average homes lose 38% of their heat through doors and windows, but home’s with drafty old single windows, the heat loss can reach 50%.
You should be doing everything you can to both keep your home safe and secure as well as saving as much money as possible. In addition to having your roof and custom windows professionally installed, you should also consult an experienced company when it’s repair time. Professional window and roofing repair and maintenance is great for homeowners who want to take care of their family, save a few bucks, and get high quality work done to their home.
If you’re in need of new windows, roof repair, or want to have a brand new roof installed, contact Roofworks today!