Whew, it is HOT out there. One step outside from a comfortably air conditioned space and the heat hits you like standing close to a bonfire on a cool night. The true sign Summer is upon us and here to stay for a while.
These kinds of temperatures can make an already stressful day-to-day schedule to more exasperating, not to mention the humidity can seem to cause for tempers to flare up. Fortunately, most of us can find cool relief indoors. What happens, though, when you get home after a long and hot day and your house is not providing the rejuvenating comfort you need?
If you have postponed home improvements or renovations for one reason or another, the rising temperatures should push you to finally proceed with the project, especially if the airflow in the home is not working like it should be. On a positive note, dry weather is always the perfect time for house repairs.
So what home improvements are we talking about? Well, from the top you can start with your roof. As your home’s primary line of defense against the heat, rain, snow, all sorts of elements, it will naturally wear out over time. This season where the temperature is getting hotter by the day, a worn down roof with possible leaks or cracked shingles could be the culprit behind the excessive humidity in your home. Did you know, an attic temperature can easily reach over 140 degrees? The heat in the attic can work its way through meager attic insulation in the home and A/C ductwork into the cooling system. The A/C then has to fight that added heat to change all the hot air in your home into cool air. That battle can add a hefty ticket to the power bill too, but I’m sure you get the idea.
Whether you have to completely replace a tired, old roof that can’t effectively bar the heat or are looking into other roofing systems with materials like slate, which provides better insulation, contact The Roofing Company today to schedule your free consultation.