Summer’s heat is just a few months away so it’s time to think about cooling off your roof’s surface and keep your attic’s temperature as low as possible.
How do you that?
Thomas Garvey, owner of Garvey Roofing, a local roofing contractor in Monrovia and serving the San Gabriel Valley, is big on using the best underlayment and installing proper ventilation. The goal is reducing the surface temperature on the roof and then circulating air inside the attic.
This cuts down dramatically on heat transference so the interior of your home stays as cool as possible and your air conditioning doesn’t have to kick on as much as it does with an older roof.
Older roofs may leak cool air in the summer and heat during the winter if the underlayment is older and the roof’s deck isn’t strong.
Let’s start with what you don’t see.
The outside of the roof matters and a new roof has a pleasing appearance. But it’s the underlayment that provides major insulation.
Garvey Roofing sources the best roofing materials for homes and commercial buildings and uses Therma Sheet, a material that reflects most of the sun’s harmful UV rays back into the atmosphere.
Thomas Garvey emphasizes the need for air circulation and will ensure plenty of air flow inside an attic space. He also provides enough escape routes to let heat escape so it’s not trapped in the attic.
When appropriate, Thomas will either install low-profile vents and ridge caps so heat rises up and out. This also reduces the likelihood of heat transferring from the attic into the cooler interior.
Homeowners can also benefit from a small fan installed in the attic and that turns on when attic temperatures reach a certain level like 100 degrees.
Those improvements may seem small but they make a big difference in terms of your home’s energy usage. Here are vents fetured by GAF.com.
Contact Garvey Roofing
Call (626) 358-9208.
Why Garvey Roofing?
Thomas Garvey has operated Garvey Roofing for over 30 years servicing cities from Pasadena and Alhambra to La Canada, Arcadia, and Bradbury.
Roofing estimates are free.
Ask about the unique guarantee:
Thomas Garvey guarantees all labor and materials for the homeowner’s peace of mind.
Garvey Roofing installs and repairs for all seasons.
Why is that important for the San Gabriel Valley since our weather isn’t too drastic?
Heat degrades roofing materials, wind loosens outer layers, and rain takes advantage of the weak spots that may go undetected for years.
That’s why Garvey Roofing installs roofs for all seasons.