There are only a few months left until the end of 2019. But that’s enough to finish those essential home improvement projects you haven’t started yet. The roofing contractors at McGuire Roofing & Construction say it isn’t too late to finish the following projects.
Installing new energy-efficient windows can help you cut heating costs in winter. But it’d be best to install them before the weather gets too cold. Caulk won’t adhere properly and might even crack in sub-zero temperatures.
Insulated siding can also help reduce your heating costs. Heat can leak out of your home through its wall studs. Adding an extra layer of insulation to your siding can help prevent heat loss.
Fall is the perfect time to get a roof replacement. If you want to keep your heating costs to a minimum this winter, consider using energy-efficient roofing materials like asphalt or shake shingles.
Fall also happens to be the best time to install asphalt shingles. As a rule of thumb, 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature for roof installation. The average seasonal temperatures are just enough for the shingles’ seal strips to melt and adhere to the roof’s substrate.
Making Your Home More Green
Installing new energy-efficient features in your home is a good investment, especially considering volatile oil prices in the world market. And with winters and summers becoming harsher, the amount of money you can save through these features is expected to increase.
If you’re not planning to add any energy-efficient features yet, check your roof for any leaks. Heat can leak out of the gaps in the roof’s surface, raising your power costs. Fall is also a great time for roof repair work. That’s because contractors will have an easier time installing roofs in cool weather, reducing the risk of errors. Just make sure the contractors are qualified.
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McGuire Roofing & Construction, a GAF® Master Elite™ contractor, offers professional roofing services, including roof repair and replacement services. To get a free estimate, call us at (865) 338-7663. Or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Maryville and Oak Ridge, TN.