Energy Bills Higher This Summer? It Could Be Because Of Roof Damage

Houston’s brutal summer is upon us in full force and chances are, you have your air conditioning unit working hard. It is during this time that people often notice that their energy bills seem higher than the previous summer. If this is the case with you, it may be because of damages to your roof. Cracks and breaks in your roof can compromise your home’s insulation, forcing your air conditioning system to work harder and expend more energy to cool your home.

The best way to be sure of your roof’s condition is to schedule a free roof inspection from our Houston roofing company. During this inspection, one of our expert, Houston roofers will come to your home and conduct a thorough and detailed inspection of your roof to see if there are any problems. If your roof is nearing or has surpassed the twenty-year mark, more than likely roof repair is needed at the very least. In fact, there is a chance that your roof may need a complete roof replacement, but our roof inspector will make that determination. Upon completion of the inspection, our roof inspector will thoroughly go over with you a comprehensive plan of action. Again, this entire process is completely free of charge with no obligation.

WHAT OUR HOUSTON ROOF INSPECTORS CHECK FOR

During our free roof inspection, our Houston roof professionals check for many things that can negatively impact the health of your roof, here are a few of them:

MISSING SHINGLES: Missing shingles can lead to your roof losing even more shingles, thus weakening the strength and effectiveness of your roof. In addition, missing shingles can cause leaks into your attack that alter the effectiveness of your roof. These leaks can cause mold to form, not only weakening your roof, but causing a health hazard as well.

• DIVOTS: Divots are weak spots in your roof that are often caused by cracks or breaks in your roof structure. Rotting material such as fallen leaves can also erode your roof and lead to divots. Divots can cause severe internal roof damage that puts your home’s protection at risk. Furthermore, water can accumulate in divots, compromising your roof's structural foundation.

• AGE: Most roofs last about 20 years. Therefore, if you have had your home for 20 years or more, your shingles are likely worn out and need to be replaced.

June is a great time to get your roof inspected before more heat and the hurricane season hits. Most jobs are done within a day and we promise to never suggest any unnecessary repairs. If you have noticed your energy bills going up this summer, contact us today for your free roof inspection, and see why we are Houston’s most trusted roofing company.