Gutters play an important role in protecting your home from water damage. By installing gutters along your roofline, you are making sure rainwater and snowmelt don’t fall directly below. Rather, water falls off the roof, enters the gutters and is led to the downspouts. The downspouts allow the water to exit to an area or drainage where it cannot do damage to your home.
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Your home’s roofing system, siding, windows, doors, walls, insulation and other components make up its thermal envelope. This has to do with the energy efficiency of the building. The more effective the components are at preventing air leaks, the more complete and efficient the thermal envelope is. A common problem among many homes is thermal bridging. This is also known either as a cold bridge or as a heat bridge…. Continue Reading
While your roofing system is a large and important component of your home’s thermal envelope, it is not the only one that contributes to your home’s energy efficiency and comfort levels. Another thing you have to take a good look at is the quality of your windows.
Different types of roofing systems have different levels of durability and longevity, but all of them would reach the end of their service life sooner if they are neglected. This is why roof maintenance should be part of your homeownership responsibilities.