Making your home energy efficient is a big deal to keep heating and air conditioning costs as low as possible. How do you do it?
Let’s start at the top with your roof.
When Thomas Garvey, Garvey Roofing, visits homes to give a free roof estimate, the most common question he gets is, “Do I need a new roof or can I get a roof repair?”
There’ll be links to past blog posts answering that question. But let’s say your roof is in okay shape and you could go another few years before you absolutely had to get your roof replaced.
Why would you get it replaced before you absolutely had to?
Here are a couple of answers:
- Costs—do you think they’ll go up or down in the next 3 to 5 years? Or, they may stay somewhat stable.
- Energy savings—the older your roof gets the less energy efficient it is. Installing solar isn’t necessarily the answer, either.
New Roof Benefits
A new roof will help your home operate more energy efficiently than it currently does. And it’ll help protect against moisture in the winter and spring.
He’s a local roofing contractor who knows all aspects of building science, including the best paint to use to protect stucco on homes from moisture.
On new roofs, shingles and tile are coated to reflect the sun’s most harmful rays back into the atmosphere. The underlayment is important, too. Garvey Roofing uses ThermaSheet, a newer underlayment that reduces heat transference into the attic.
Garvey Roofing will install low profile vents, a ceiling fan, or both to get air circulating in the attic so heat doesn’t build up.
A new roof does more than just protect against rain and heat. It plays a key role in the overall health of the home’s structure.
Need more energy-efficient ideas? Install new windows, too.
Today’s roofing materials are more energy-efficient than ever and environmentally friendly. Garvey Roofing sources from leading manufacturers and he likes hearing the goals of homeowners.
If you’re looking to move in a few years and your roof is in okay shape, then installing a new roof may not make economic sense for you now but you can disclose the condition when you put your house on the market.
But if you’re thinking of staying longer term, then installing a new roof now will last you and your family for a few decades to come or much longer depending on the type of roof you select.
Thomas will show you your options.
Contact Garvey Roofing
Thomas Garvey has been operating Garvey Roofing in the San Gabriel Valley for over 30 years. His company holds four roofing licenses, including fireproofing and general contracting.
Garvey Roofing works throughout the San Gabriel Valley on all types of residences including bungalows and historic homes in addition to commercial buildings.
Call (626) 358-9208 for a free estimate.
Garvey Roofing also makes a claim that’s unique in the roofing industry:
All labor and materials are guaranteed.
Thomas likes to say, “When it rains and the wind blows, my phone doesn’t ring.”