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Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofing For A Cold Climate

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pros And Cons Of Metal Roofing For A Cold Climate

Metal roofing is often praised as the most durable, most wind-resistant, and one of the longest-lasting roofing materials known to man. (And, after all, it is made of metal. So it’s kind of like armor for your roof.) But before you sink hundreds of dollars into a new roofing system, you’ll want to know what you’re getting yourself into, both the pros and cons. And while one of the significant benefits for a metal roof in warm climates is that it saves AC energy in the summer, this isn’t such an overwhelmingly pronounced benefit in areas where the majority of the year is cold. So here are some pros and cons of metal roofing for those who live in a cold climate. Pros: Metal roofing, if installed at an appropriate angle, is great at self-cleaning. It sheds snow and...

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The Easiest Home Improvements To Stop Heat Loss And Save Energy This Winter

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Easiest Home Improvements To Stop Heat Loss And Save Energy This Winter

Heating your home is costly, and heat loss causes more energy to be used to heat your home. The cold drafts in your home will be stopped with a few simple home improvements, such as adding window treatments, doing maintenance and improving insulation. If you want to reduce your heating costs this winter, here are some of the best home improvements to keep the cold air out and the warm air in: 1. Sealing and Insulation Around Windows Where Cold Air Gets In Sealing and insulation around windows is something that will help you keep the air that bring in cold drafts out. Windows often lack insulation between the frame or the window and the frame of the structure. Removing a piece of wood trim will tell you if you need insulation in these areas. In addition, you will...

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