So, after carefully weighing the pros and cons, you’re finally going to get that new roof replacement. Great decision! A new roof adds so many benefits to your home. With great curb appeal, protection from the elements, increased property value, and better insulation, you get it all!
New gutters and attic insulation protect your new roof and home!
Before investing in a new roof replacement, there’s an important question to ask. While my roof protects my home, how do I protect my new roof and make it last? Great question! It’s essential to take the right steps to maximize your roof’s lifespan. These steps include routine inspections and maintenance, and they also include overlooked home improvement projects, specifically your gutters and attic insulation. Read on to learn the benefits of bundling your home improvement project by adding new gutters and boosting attic insulation.
ROOF, GUTTERS & ATTIC: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?
A home is constructed of many systems, such as your roofing system, plumbing, and electrical. Some of the home systems are interconnected, including the roof, gutters, and attic insulation. While the roof protects your entire home, the gutters and attic insulation help protect your roof.
For example, consider the effects of a heavy snowfall. Your roof is covered with snow. Ample attic insulation helps prevent interior heat of the living spaces from reaching the roof. If there isn’t enough attic insulation, the attic will warm above the freezing point. This heat melts the snow on the roof. The snowmelt runs down the roof to the eaves and gutters where it refreezes and becomes ice dams. The excessive amount of ice can damage the roof and the gutters.
Consider the role of your gutters during a heavy rainfall. The gutters are designed to convey water away from the roof. If the gutters are clogged or leaky, water can buildup or leak causing damage to the roof, fascia, and siding. So, while your roof replacement home improvement project may be front and center on your to-do list, it’s wise to include new gutters and ample attic insulation.
BENEFITS OF NEW GUTTERS
The role of a good gutter system includes more than protecting your roof. Gutters are needed to channel water away from your home. This helps prevent water from infiltrating attic timber, siding and walls, and even the foundation of your home. This is why damaged or clogged gutters become so problematic. They become the very reason for ice dams, water penetration, and water damage. By including new gutters with your roof replacement, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
- Protecting home siding
- Protecting the foundation and basement
- Protecting the attic from water damage
- Flood prevention around your home
BENEFITS OF ATTIC INSULATION
Attic insulation offers several benefits, in addition to helping protect your roof. For one, making sure you have enough attic insulation in place is a sure-fire way to save energy. In fact, the federal Energy Saver program says you can reduce heating and cooling cost by 15% by adequately insulating your attic. Yet, as many as 9 out of 10 homes are under-insulated, says the federal Energy Star program.
Making your attic more energy efficient offers more benefits. By reducing the amount of energy your home uses, you effectively reduce your home’s carbon footprint on the environment. This will benefit future generations, too. Lastly, good insulation is going to make your home more cozy and comfortable.
So, when you’ve made the decision for a roof replacement, be sure to bundle your home improvement project with new gutters and attic insulation. Contact Aurum Contracting today for a FREE ROOF & GUTTER INSPECTION. And, when you choose us, all of our work is backed by our 5-YEAR CRAFTSMANSHIP WARRANTY! Call us today (608) 312-4343!