01 Apr Making it Rain: How to Save Money on Your Home’s Exterior
Indiana weather can be unpredictable, often resulting in unexpected damages and unforeseen destruction. The subsequent repairs can be expensive and urgent, but protecting your home doesn’t have to break the bank. Preparing for what Mother Nature might bring – in addition to regularly evaluating your home’s condition – is crucial for keeping money in your pocket down the road.
Below are some expert tips that can benefit you, your wallet and home in the long run.
1. Is it hot in here, or is it just me?
Has your electric bill been climbing? This can be a sign of roof damage and is worth investigating before it’s too late and too expensive. Missing shingles or inefficient insulation can cause your home to be colder in the winter, driving up your heating bill. In the summer, a damaged roof can’t reflect the heat, causing your air conditioner to work overtime. Checking your roof now and taking care of any damages will save you money down the road.
2. Prepare for the changing weather.
While having your roof repaired or replaced is the perfect time to take your home’s protection to the next level, installing ice shields can protect the vulnerable parts of your roof from water and wind damages. These weather-related issues can lead to costly leaks. Adding this extra layer of protection will prevent much larger damages from occurring and extend your dollar down the road.
3. Leave it to the pros.
Proper balance between insulation, ventilation and exhaustion is crucial in making sure your home can run efficiently. Too much exhaust can suck in snow flurries and leave water spots on your ceiling, while too much insulation can block air flow. If your insulation and ventilation is off, you could be vulnerable to leaks and drips which can lead to costly repairs. It is hard to tell how much insulation or ventilation is needed just by looking at it, which is why professionals use a ventilation calculator to make sure your home is in perfect harmony.
4. You can’t put a price on peace of mind.
You never know when an emergency will hit, requiring you to dip into your hard-earned savings. The roof over your head should be the least of your worries, which is why having a no cost inspection can save you from an expensive project when you least expect it. Your roof protects your family and possessions, and you need to ensure it is in good condition to do its job when it’s needed most.
Having your roof checked now can save you from expensive repairs down the road. Hoosier Contractors is happy to provide a detailed no cost inspection with no obligation to help you determine what repairs or replacements might be needed. Our experts will guide you through the process and maximize your dollar to ensure your home and everything inside it is well covered.