What Are Roofing Upgrades?

What Are Roofing Upgrades?

When it comes to improving the quality and value of your home, one of the last things you probably consider is your roof. Roofing upgrades not only improve the quality of your home, but they actually add value to your home in the event that you sell it. Roofing upgrades, like other home upgrades, may not always seem like the most important aspect of home improvement, but these upgrades can improve your home significantly.

Here are some of the roofing upgrades you should consider for your roof repair:

1. Airtight chimney cap to keep animals out and warm air in.

Standard masonry and metal chimney caps combined with metal screens, do an incredible job of keeping animals outside of your home. However, they do next to nothing to keep the warm air you are paying for inside of your home. A damper inside of your firebox does very little to keep that air inside because it isn’t airtight. However, having your Indianapolis roofing company install an airtight chimney cap will allow you to retain that warm air and keep animals from entering your chimney.

2. Eave flashing helps keep ice dams from forming on your roof, which in turn keeps water leaks from happening.

Eave flashing is all about helping keep moisture outside of your home. These peel-and-stick membranes are applied before your roof shingles are attached. Then, when roof fasteners are installed, the membrane seals around them to create a watertight seal around the eaves. These membranes can also be installed over valleys in your roof and around skylights and dormers.

3. Improve your roof’s ventilation to create a more comfortable home.

Without effective ventilation, your attic will collect heat in the summer time, which will end up radiating down into your home. This heat will cause the rooms below your attic to become uncomfortable. In order for air to adequately flow through your attic, it needs the right kind of ventilation. The combination of ridge vents, soffit vents, and gable vents will allow the hotter air to flow out of your home while cooler air flows into it, which will make your entire home more comfortable during the hot summer days.

4. Opt for copper accents to increase the curb appeal and quality of your roofing system.

If you’re looking for roofing upgrades to really make your home pop, then you need to opt for copper accents. Aside from designer shingles, there are few other options to make your home really stand out. Upgrades like copper cupolas and gutters will add a major “wow” factor to your home, but will also increase the durability and quality of your roof’s features.

When it comes to your roofing upgrades, Hoosier Contractors knows what counts and what matters the most. Our professionals will install the highest quality materials to improve your roofing quality and also enhance the aesthetics of your home.

Are you ready to get started with your roofing upgrades? Contact us today!