Nobody looks forward to a new roof installation or replacement. It’s often a big project that can feel stressful and overwhelming, and the result is a roof that looks almost the same as your old one.
However, several additions can make your new roof installation more exciting, as well as prolonging the lifespan of your roof and even reducing the amount of maintenance you need to do. Since you’re already planning a new roof upgrade, taking on these projects now can save you significant amounts of money in the future.
Arizona is one of the sunniest states in America, so why not take advantage of that? Solar panels are good for the environment, but they’re also great for your wallet. Solar panel installations generally pay for themselves within 10 – 15 years, after which you’re getting free energy for the rest of the installation’s lifespan.
Arizona offers several incentive programs and credit metering to make solar panel installation. Many of these incentives are expiring soon, making this the best time to install solar panels on your roof.
Modern roofing materials are significantly more energy-efficient than older ones. New shingles, for instance, deflect the sun’s rays, which prevent the attic and your home from heating up during hot summer days.
Energy-efficient roofing materials come in a variety of colors and styles, so you’re sure to find something that suits your style and budget.
It may not be the most glamorous new roof upgrade, but a new roof installation is a great time to replace your gutters. Modern gutters have lots of features to make your life easier. They have curved hoods that collect rainwater, but prevent leaves from getting into the system. No more worrying about regular gutter cleaning and clogged gutters!
Modern chimney caps help prevent the build-up of dirt and debris and prevent animal visitors from entering your chimney and attic. They stop unnecessary air circulation, which makes your fireplace more efficient, helping you to keep your carbon emissions low. If you love using your fireplace during wintertime, a chimney cap is an excellent upgrade for your home.
Improve Attic Ventilation
Very few people think about the state of air circulation in their attic. Most people assume that attics are meant to be hot and stuffy, and leave it at that. However, proper attic ventilation can have a significant impact on the temperature in the rest of your home. The heat from the attic will spread into the rest of your home, which can increase your cooling costs during the height of summer.
An easy fix is to install ridge vents across the roof. These tiny vents don’t affect the look of your roof but allow air to move between the shingles. Since hot air flows upwards, it can escape from the attic while letting cooler air in, cooling down the entire space.
There are plenty of ways you can increase your home’s energy efficiency and comfort, and a roof replacement is a perfect time to do so. Get in touch with Polaris Roofing in Arizona to find out how we can save you money when installing a new roof.