Summer weather poses a unique set of issues that can affect your home’s weather protection and comfort levels. In today’s post, the roofing and siding experts at Universal Roofing & Exteriors offer some tips on how to bolster your home’s defense against the soaring temperatures and high humidity levels of summer.
Check Your AC
Your air conditioning unit will be working hard throughout the warm months so you should have it checked for possible issues. Common problems are often caused by clogged filters and poor energy efficiency. The best way to check your AC is to have a qualified professional perform a thorough inspection.
Repaint Your Roof
Repainting your roof in a lighter shade may seem like a mere cosmetic change, but it actually improves your roof’s energy efficiency. This is because lighter colors tend to deflect more sunlight (and heat) away from the home. While white is the best option, you can always choose other lighter-colored options like light brown or green. You can also take this as the perfect chance to give your gutters a makeover.
Get New Windows
Summer also happens to be the perfect time to get new windows. By upgrading from single- to double-pane windows, you can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency. Apart from consuming less electricity, your AC will also experience less strain from being overworked, extending its lifespan while still maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature.
Check Attic and Wall Insulation
The insulation in your walls and attic plays a big part in keeping cool air in and warm air out. This summer, have a siding contractor check your walls and attic for signs of insulation problems.
Let us help you prepare your home for the summer season. Universal Roofing & Exteriors is a leading home improvement company in Carmel and Indianapolis, IN. Call us at (317) 257-0779 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.