As Houstonians, we know that December and January are the colder months. Although we don’t get drastic temperatures very often, the colder outside air can still have an effect on the temperature inside your home. If you turn your heater on and feel like your house isn’t as warm as it should be, then it may be time for a roof replacement or roof repair.
A Problematic Roof May Let Cold Air Into Your Houston Home
You might think of your roof as your first defense against the elements. If your roof has sustained any damage and now has cracked, buckling, or missing shingles, and if your chimney flashing is loose, then it has created several openings through which the cold air from outside can make its way inside your home. If it rains, for example, and the insulation just beneath your roof gets wet, then this can lead to rapid corrosion of roofing components, such as fasteners and studs. In addition to that damage, accumulated moisture can encourage bowing, warping, and/or mold and bacteria growth. This puts your home’s entire structure at risk, as well as your family’s health and safety.
A Compromised Roof May Lead to Higher Energy Bills
Early on, these signs of damage may not be obvious, but what you might notice is your energy bill skyrocketing. When the outside cold air makes its way into your house, then you and your family will start to feel it, even if you have the heat on. When this happens, you will want to make the house significantly warmer for longer periods of time just to stay comfortable inside. As many of us know, this will hike up your energy bill.
Contact Amstill Roofing Today For A Free Roof Inspection Before a Roof Repair or Replacement
If your home isn't as warm as your thermostat suggests and you think your roof might be the culprit, please contact us for a free inspection. Our well-trained inspectors will determine whether a simple repair or a full roof replacement is necessary. Doing this not only helps us pinpoint the cause of the problem, but it will also help you save you money on your energy bill and help us ensure your family is comfortable again.