It is that time of year again, the weather is getting a bit cooler as the fall and winter seasons begin. Dropping temperatures will inevitably affect energy costs. So as you look at ways to keep your energy costs down, remember to consider your roof.
Steps to reducing energy costs:
* Find drafts and seal them
* Replacing old insulation
*Checking your vinyl siding and windows for wear and tear
These few steps will help but without a good roof they may be futile to keeping your energy costs under control.
* NEW ROOF
If your roof is old and worn out your efforts to heat your home may be going through the roof. Just as a hat keeps you warm in the winter your roof functions in a similar way.
The value of a New Roof can be most beneficial. Replacing your roof is an investment, helping to cut your energy costs and increase the value of your home. So if your roof is old and worn out remember the benefits could be just what you need to reduce your energy costs through the winter and summer months and give you that peace of mind that your money is not floating out through the roof. If you are interested in replacing your old roof contact one of our Service Writers and we will be able to come out and help you with your roofing decisions. Midwest Roofing Services is going green one step at a time and wants to help us all benefit from Eco friendly thinking.
Residential roofing is typically made up of a multitude of materials and surfaces. The primary purpose of your roof is to maintain a barrier between the outisde and interior from the weather. The most pervasive and difficult weather element to control is water. Roof flashing is usually the last line of defense in the battle against water penetration.
The most common locations for roofing flashing are at the valleys, chimneys, roof penetrations, eaves, rakes, skylights, ridges, and at the roof to wall intersections. Flashing must be configured to resist the three mechanisms of water penetration: gravity, surface tension, and wind pressure. To achieve this, flashing can be lapped shingle style, sodered or sealed to function as a continuous suface or can beconfigured with non- continuous profile to defeat water surface tension.
Flashing materials must be durable, low in maintenance requirements, weather resistant, able to accomodate movement, and be compatible with adjacent materials. With properly installed flashing in the correct areas, flashing for your roof can help extend the lifetime of your roof as well. Midwest Roofing Services can help determine which type of flashing is need as well as correctly install flashing to help maintain the lifetime of your roof. If you have flashing that is damaged and needs repair Midwest Roofing Services has certified Service Writers who can help you with the decision to either replace or help with any repair that you may need. So give Midwest Roofing Services a call for your roofing needs.
Midwest Roofing has Service Writers traveling over the midwest in our newly wrapped graphic vehicles. Midwest Roofing Services recently purchased 4 HHR's for their Service Writers to better serve the public and to go green on fuel efficiency with ECOTEC engines. So keep an eye out for our new HHR vehicles in your neighborhood and feel free to stop one of the Service Writers for a free estimate on your home.
Midwest Roofing is proud to be a part of helping the environment. We are doing our part to stay green by reducing and recycling.
*We offer residential shingles that are Energy Star rated. Energy Star qualified products reflect more of the suns rays. This can lower the roof surface temperature and effectively reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings.
*We recently purchased fuel efficient vehicles for our Service Writers and are saving on average 1000 gallons of gas per vehicle a year.
*We are active in recycling aluminum and steel debris from our projects.
*Our Commercial Department often uses applications that are recyclable.
*We also recycle old shingles when we are in states that participate for using them as a road base.
*Our Home Office also participates by recycling paper, cans, and plastic bottles.
Midwest Roofing knows these small steps to help the environment can make a big impact on the future and by setting a example for our future generations. We are very proud to make our Green Foot Print and to make it available to our customers as well. Together we can make Earth Day everyday One Step at a Time!