Florida temperatures can increase the costs of heating and cooling your home. Even in Florida, fall temps may drop to uncomfortable levels. This means you should expect seasonal energy bills to increase. At Perry Roofing in Gainesville, we understand how important it is to save money where you can. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist of easy ways to make your roof perform more efficiently this fall.
1. Provide Adequate Insulation
Many homeowners aren’t aware they have inadequate insulation in the attic. Too little insulation, or insulation that’s damp, moldy, or mildewed, can’t perform the way it was originally designed. It’s a good idea to do a check of your insulation if you’re unsure what type or how much was used. Ceiling insulation in Florida should offer a minimum R-Value of R-30. This describes the insulation’s ability to resist or maintain heat. A higher R-Value means better insulation and more protection from the summer sun. It also keeps rooms warmer in fall and winter.
2. Improve Attic Ventilation
Just having a window or a vent in your attic may not be enough to expel the heat of a Florida summer or the dampness of fall. To be truly energy-efficient, you need a full ventilation system that actively works to exhaust stale air to the outside. Proper ventilation will ensure that your home remains comfortable year-round without maxing out your energy bill.
3. Make Repairs Promptly
A roof that allows water to leak through is worse than inefficient. It can also lead to damaged insulation, joists, ceilings, and walls. Water damage is a costly fix, so is the cost to replace insulation. And it’s good to note that where water can come in, air can escape. There goes all your expensive heat and air conditioning. Have your roof inspected regularly and tend to any needed repairs right away.
Call on Perry Roofing
Perry Roofing has proudly served Gainesville and the surrounding areas for over four decades. Our technicians are experts when it comes to your roof, and we have the experience and the wisdom required to increase your home’s efficiency for fall. Give us a call today for a free roofing quote.