With a particularly severe winter now coming to a close and spring just ahead, homeowners will soon be planning to take care of any home maintenance needs that may have arisen during the inclement weather. In addition to cleaning up the lawn and checking for broken limbs on the trees, it is a good idea to also check the roof for the following types of weather damage.
The heat from direct sunshine acts to cause the ice and snow on the roof to melt, even on the coldest days of winter.
The main purpose of a roof is to protect your home from the elements--everything from rain and snow to wind and hail. What you may not know is that your roof has a tremendous impact on your energy usage. Roofs that are maintained properly and made of energy-efficient materials reduce the workload on your HVAC system, making it easier to keep your utility bills in check. If you are ready to replace your roof or your existing roof needs extensive maintenance, keep these tips in mind to reduce energy usage at the same time.