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The Right Way to Roof Your Home

Posted February 18, 2016

contractor in Rock Island, IL

Getting a new roof on your home has many benefits. Quad City roofers know that it’s one of the best methods to increase your Return on Investment, or ROI. Getting a new roof on your home is a wise choice because it can increase the value of your home as well as its curb appeal.

Your old roof could be leaking warm air out or cold air in, making your cooling and heating systems work harder and costing you more money. The money you can save on monthly energy costs can help pay for a new roof.

Your home’s roof protects everything underneath it. That’s why it is so important to get a new roof installed the right way. First, the roofing company should remove every bit of the old roof. Replacing every bit of the existing materials guarantees that the new roof won’t be installed over underlying elements that could be rotted or damaged. Your home deserves a solid foundation on which to install the new covering.

Shingles protect your home from the weather, but when water collects in certain areas, those areas are prone to more damage and rot. Valleys, skylights and chimneys are all susceptible and vulnerable to water damage. The start of the roofline is another place that can be damaged, so Quad City roofers should know to add an ice and water shield to keep water from getting into places where it doesn’t belong.

Mold growth and board rot are two more issues that can affect your new roof. By adding a protective synthetic felt layer, it protects your home from this kind of damage and helps shield it from UV exposure as well.

Ventilation is paramount in an effective roofing system. Qualified Quad City roofers will install ridge vents to allow the home to “breathe,” preventing damage to drywall due to excess moisture that could be trapped inside. Mildew and wood rot is also minimized as these conditions are exacerbated by poor ventilation.

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