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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Hi there, my name is Darby Mitchells. I am here to talk to you about eavestrough, or gutter, installations. The roof on your home features a number of components that direct rainwater to the edges. From there, the eavestrough allow water to run straight to the downspouts. The downspouts direct water to a drain that keeps the moisture away from the house. In addition to protecting your roofing materials from damage, gutters make it comfortable to walk under your roofline during heavy downpours. Without eavestrough, a heavy stream of water would pour over the edges of your roof at all times. I will discuss the benefits of installing and maintaining gutters on my site. I will also share information about gutter materials and installation techniques. Thanks for coming to my website.

Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

3 Tips To Make Your Home More Energy-Efficient When Replacing Roofing

by Martha Soto

One of the costliest home maintenance projects that you are going to need to be done is a roof replacement. When it is time to replace the roof on your home, you want to get the most from your investment in a new roof. With the cost of energy going up every year, energy-efficient improvements are a good investment, and there are many solutions for your roof. Here are some energy-efficient improvements that are ideal for your re-roofing project:

1. Attic and Roof Insulation to Reduce Heat Loss and Cut Energy Costs

One of the areas of your home where a lot of energy is lost is in the attic. While you are having the roof replaced, it is also a good time to evaluate the insulation in the attic and have it repaired and improved. You may also want to consider insulation for the rafters, which is good to stop heat from meeting the roof decking, which causes melt that leads to ice dams forming on the roof. Insulation in the attic is a simple and affordable improvement to make your home more efficient when you have the roof replaced.

2. Synthetic Underlayments That Provide a Thermal Barrier for Your Roof

Beneath shingles and other roofing materials, you have a moisture barrier to prevent condensation from damaging roof decking. This material is usually an asphalt felt paper, but there are better, more modern synthetic materials that can be used for this underlayment. These thicker materials are designed to help prevent energy loss and to provide your home with a better moisture barrier to protect against water damage from leaks and condensation. In addition to the moisture barrier, there are also synthetic rigid sheathing materials that can be used as an alternative to the conventional wood roof decking.

3. Energy-Efficient Shingles and Roofing Materials to Help Reduce Energy Loss

The last component of your new roof will be the shingles, which can also help to make your roof more efficient. Lighter colored shingles will help to reduce heat gain and keep your home cooler during the winter months. There are also newer synthetic roofing materials that provide more of a thermal barrier to help improve overall energy-efficiency of your roof.

These are some of the improvements that you want to consider to make your home more energy-efficient when you have the roof replaced. If your roof is showing signs of wear, contact a roofing contractor for an inspection and estimate of replacement with some of these energy improvements.