Fixing Costs that Go Right Through the Roof!  

Jun 08

The best way to have more money is to stop wasting it. If you live in your own home or a rental house, energy costs are probably a big part of your monthly budget. And depending on the season, those costs will fluctuate dramatically depending on whether you’re in the hot season or the cold season, and whether you’re running your furnace or AC.

But do you know where a lot of the money that you spend on climate control goes? Right through the roof! If you don’t have the proper construction, proper sealing, and proper insulation, you’re probably sending your money straight up into the air – poof! Follow these four tips to start saving more of your hard-earned money today.


Find a Roofing Contractor You Can Trust

Find a roofing contractor that you trust by seeing who has the best ratings in your area, visiting their home office, talking to project managers, and looking up what other people have said about their service. Since roof work can be expensive, make sure you understand what warranties come with their products and services as well, so that you know any work done to help you save money is going to come back to you during the lifetime of your stay at this particular house. If you think you’ve found a good contractor then look on their website to check what services they offer, search for reviews online, ask for testimonials, confirm they have certifications, etc.

Understanding How Insulation Works

Look up insulation types. Look up insulation installation. This is great information for you to have anyway, and depending on where you live and what kind of construction your home has, you’ll get a much better idea of what kind of insulation needs to be put along the outside of your walls and underneath the roof to make sure you’re reducing utility costs. If you have to, even take a short trip to a local home improvement store and ask what their recommendations are, or for information from their insulation experiences.


Taking a Peek at Your Attic

Once you know about insulation, it’s time to see how your attic space is set up and organized. Even a quick peek up there will tell you what kind of insulation was used during construction, and if you’ll need more to help shore up the properties of your roof. This is also a good chance to see if there are any leaks that are causing damage, as you’ll be able to see and smell if there are any mold or water issues.

Which Parts Are DIY?

Sometimes there are small repairs that you can make to your roof yourself to help save money. For instance, you can repair loose shingles on your own with a minimum of time and energy, and it’s much cheaper to do small jobs like that on your own without contractor help.