Do you feel like you’re paying too much for your summer energy bills? Your roofing may have a lot to do with that. Roof leaks may not show themselves in the summer because of the reduced rainfall, but they can still cause your home to lose precious cool air when you need it most. Let’s take a closer look at how roofing impacts your summer energy bills in Michigan so you can get any repairs that may be necessary.
Keeping The Cold Air In
Your roofing is a key component of your home’s insulation system. It helps keep cold air inside your home during hot summer days. Damages to your roof can create holes in the insulation system, which will inevitably cause the cold air to leak out. By taking care of the damage early on, you can avoid unpleasantly hot days in the future.
Keeping The Hot Air Out
Your roof acts as a barrier between your home or business and the outside elements. Thus it is in charge of not only locking in cold air but also blocking warm air from coming in. You may not notice the hot air seeping in on mild days when you have the windows open, but you will notice them on days that you want to feel nothing but your air conditioner or fan blowing on you.
Blocking Harmful UV Rays
UV rays from the sun can do more than burn your skin. They can discolor fabric and art in your home, and they can increase the temperature in the space. While most of that sunlight will come in through your windows, it can also come in through a skylight or holes in your roofing. With some quality roof repair work, you can keep the UV rays from invading your home.
Preventing Future Damage
Roof repairs are best treated at their earliest signs. The longer you let them sit, the more likely they are to turn into more damage in the future. In other words, the minor damage you may have on your roof now could turn into major damage down the line – like right in the middle of a Michigan winter snow storm.
If you have not had a professional roof inspection recently, call McLean Roofing And Siding today to schedule an appointment with one of our Michigan roof inspectors. We will make sure that your roof is in perfect condition to protect your home all year long.