Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Keeping Cool With a New Roofing System

By Homefix Corporation

If you live in or around the Maryland area, you likely experienced temperatures in or around 90 degrees over the weekend. If you are anything like me, this early taste of summer may have prompted you to close the windows and turn on the air conditioning system.

Buckley | Roofing by Homefix

If you noticed that your air conditioner was running almost constantly, especially if the indoor air temperature never reached the selected setting, you probably have an energy efficiency problem. This could be caused by cracks or gaps in the building structure, inefficient windows, or inefficient roofing.

A good way to test for inefficient windows in warm weather is to simply feel the window panes. If the glass or surrounding air is noticeably warmer than the rest of the room, then you will benefit greatly from replacement windows.

However, many people do not realize that an energy efficient roof can help cut energy costs, and maintain the proper temperature. In the same way that replacement windows resist heat gain (or loss, in the wintertime), replacement roofing resists solar heat gain in the summertime. This helps to maintain the indoor air temperature, which reduces the amount of work that your cooling system needs to perform, along with your energy expenses.

If you have any questions about energy efficient home improvements, such as roofing, replacement windows, or siding, visit HomefixCorporation.com!