Are lighter shingles more energy efficient?

Most homeowners choose their house’s shingle color based solely on appearance: What color compliments your paint color, what styles are approved by your homeowner’s association, and so on. But your roof’s shingle color contributes to more than just your home’s look. Something as simple as shingle color can make a difference in your home’s energy efficiency. Read more

Why Roof Ventilation is Important for Cooling Your Home

You might know the common adage “heat rises,” and chances are you’ve experienced it in your home. This excess heat can raise the temperature in your home during the summer, causing you to spend more on air conditioning in order to keep it cool. One of the best ways to combat trapped heat in your attic or upstairs rooms is to ensure your attic and roof are properly ventilated. In addition to helping your home stay cool, proper ventilation can impact the lifespan of your roofing system in a number of ways. Read more

When to Schedule a Roof Inspection

After a milder storm season, you might think you’re off the hook for roofing inspections or maintenance. However, as we’ve mentioned on this blog, it doesn’t take a severe storm to cause damage to your roof. Even the light summer hail we’ve had can be enough to initiate problem areas on your roof. Regardless of how severe the storms are in any given year, the only way to make sure your roof is in the best shape is to have a professional, licensed contractor give it a thorough inspection. Read more