While home improvement projects often revolve around improving the looks of your home, it’s equally important that you increase the utility and function of your property, specifically, the energy efficiency and weather protection of your home.
In this post, Roof Masters shares four home upgrades that will improve the energy efficiency and weather protection of your home.
1. Siding Installation
Installing new siding is one of the fastest ways to revitalize your home exterior. On top of that, it’s also the superior choice when compared with exterior wall paint. Not only does it have a longer life span, it also doesn’t require reapplying.
Vinyl siding is one of the best choices. On top of being more weather resistant and durable, there are insulated variants that can improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your heating and cooling costs.
2. Timely Roof Replacement
Roofs have a general operating life span of 15 to 30 years. Once it reaches its twenty-fifth year, it’ll start to lose its good looks and ability to protect your home from the elements. On top of that, a roof that’s in disrepair will also have reduced “natural” ventilation and insulation, which will put a damper on your home’s energy efficiency.
While costly, a new roof pays for itself in the long run as it will be low maintenance and won’t be as susceptible to the ravages of weather.
3. Replace Old Doors
Like the roof, your front door is one of the first things people see from the curb. Like the windows, the entry door also plays a key role in keeping air leaks at bay. During your next project, we recommend you make door replacement one of your priorities – especially if the hardware is starting to show signs of disrepair.
4. Get Seamless Gutters
Finally, we highly recommend you invest in seamless gutters. Since they don’t have any seams, they are essentially leak-free as the gutters are made as one structure and not as several sections. Sectional gutters have a habit of stretching as they get older, causing the seams between them to grow larger.
When this happens, the rain water it’s supposed to divert will leak, causing unintentional weather damage to the siding, roof and even the very foundation of the home. This danger is one of the reasons why we always recommend you have your gutters checked so you can tell if it’s in need of repair or replacement.
Roof Masters is ready to assist you with your home improvement needs. Call us at (888) 889-7551 for more information on our products and services. We offer timely door replacement services in Rockville, MD.