You Protect Your Skin in the Summer...Why Not Your Home?
It's been said that Ultraviolet radiation can cause premature aging in people, but did you know it could have the same effect on your roof too? Summer sunshine, as well as other aspects of the season, can do some serious damage to your home's beloved cover. Like a good coat of sunblock guards your skin, there are steps you can take to make sure your roof and home are also protected from harm. When it comes to...
If you're in the market for a new roof, Columbia Roofing offers styles that naturally reflect light and heat, such as metal. This reflection keeps you cool during the summer, thus lowering your air conditioning costs. A metal roof is additionally low maintenance, and puts less weight on the structure of your home than the typical asphalt/fiberglass shingles.
Nobody likes to sweat, but we should feel lucky. Our homes don't have that option when it comes to keeping cool. In humid weather, improperly ventilated homes will also sweat via condensation on the roof and within the walls. Yet, instead of lowering its temperature, this excess moisture adds weight to your home's structure and can weaken it, as well as form holes that lead to even bigger leaks when the weather turns stormy. Even more so, internal moisture can result in mold and mildew build-up, which could go unnoticed without a good inspection and make you sick. Columbia Roofing can inspect your home to check for problems with its ventilation, repair drafty roofs, windows, and doors, and also offer recommendations for decreasing humidity inside of your home. CRI is now installing new ENERGY STAR® qualified skylights, which help increase ventilation as they decrease the need for electricity in your home.
Some think they're peaceful, but others find the presence of a rainstorm annoying during what would otherwise be a picture perfect summer day. We're pretty sure your home in the latter category. You have an umbrella. Your roof is left to fend for itself. The pelting water can unhinge shingles, wear down paint, and expose your home to even more elements after the season is through. Thankfully, Columbia Roofing is the area expert in roof repair, and knows exactly how to check for leaks, cracks, drafts, peeling paint, and rotting fascia boards. If you already own a Columbia Roofing product, our work is backed by both a warranty and our unmatched personal guarantee to meet your needs and maintain your satisfaction. If the impact of a summer storm concerns you at all, just give CRI a call to come out and provide a free estimate on the damage.
There is virtually no way to prepare for something as dangerous to your roof as a summer hailstorm, other than selecting roofing material resistant to the damage. While nothing is guaranteed to last forever, Columbia Roofing's new metal roof option is the most resistant to hail, wind, freezing rain, and the thawing cycle. Because of its durability in treacherous weather conditions, metal roofs can actually help to decrease the cost of your homeowner's insurance. A metal roof can usually be installed over your existing roofing material. However, if the classic slate shingle look is still more your style, and Mother Nature pays you a visit, don't fret! Columbia Roofing is currently offering a deal with $300 off of a roof replacement. Even if anything unfortunate happens this summer, CRI has your back.