Did you know that fixing your roof can be an easy way to meet your personal resolutions this year? With December recently behind us and January full of talk of setting goals to make this year an even better one than the last, you probably have multiple resolutions swirling around your brain. Resolutions like saving money and helping conserve energy are common goals for millions of people around the world.
This is definitely admirable, but for most of us, we begin the year gung-ho and start to lose our determination as the reality of the after-holiday grind kicks in. One resolution we can easily keep that will both save money and conserve energy is to pay a little more attention to our roofs!
Yes, your roof! The thing that protects your family and your possessions from the outside elements, sheltering you and keeping you and yours warm. It takes a beating, especially in areas like Salt Lake City, Utah, where the seasons can all show up in one week!
How can a little bit of maintenance and home improvement on your roof help you to make your resolutions this year come to reality? Keep on reading to find out!
There’s not a lot of in between leeway here. Your roof is either well-insulated and maintained, thereby keeping your electricity where it belongs and your home safe, or it hasn’t been checked out in a while, in which case there are likely air or water leaks draining money from your bank account every month while you aren’t even aware of it.
Since we can’t “see” our roofs easily and we don’t really know what’s going on beneath the surface unless we get up in our attics and do a thorough inspection, it’s easy just to ignore the whole thing and figure it’s working just fine. The issue with that is that by the time we do notice a problem, what would have been an easy, inexpensive fix has now created hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth of damage and requires expert repair.
Instead of waiting until that happens, you can start integrating your roof’s maintenance with your resolution to save money.
Sometimes – as those who are smart with their money know – you have to spend money to save money. This is true when it comes to your roof, as well. If you catch the damage before it extends to other parts of your house and you know what you’re doing, you can repair your minor problems yourself with a few key tools and safety techniques.
But that means you have to know what to watch for and get up there regularly and check the area out. If that’s not something you’re comfortable with, regular maintenance by a professional roofing company, like Patriot Roofing and Construction, is a preventative expense that can quickly pay for itself when small problems are corrected quickly.
Waiting around until the damage is too bad to be easily repaired can turn your home into a money pit of costs. When the problems create leaks that are visible in your ceiling or walls, the damage has gone far beyond what you actually see and a professional will need to be called in to track the source of the leak and see just how extensive the harm to your home has become.
The economically smart decision, then, would be to check your roof and attic regularly throughout the year and replace any problem materials early.
Here are some general easy fixes that you or someone with a bit of handyman and roofing knowledge can fix without necessarily calling in an expert:
So paying attention to and fixing your roof early is definitely a smart financial move, but how can it help you to make good on your New Year’s resolution to conserve energy? Well, without the repairs and upgrades mentioned previously, your roof is a seeping money pit of wasted energy, so the two go hand in hand.
Just a few ways that an inefficient roof causes environmental damage through excessive wasted energy include:
Every bit of energy conservation that you bring into your daily life, even through ensuring your roof is working optimally, has a butterfly effect that can be felt throughout the environment for generations. Maintaining your roof is an easy way to keep up those new year’s resolutions without having to do more than just a little bit of observing your roof and the surroundings each week.
Working hand in hand with your roofing company may not sound like the normal way to go to save money and conserve energy, but it’s teamwork that makes a difference. With the experts guiding you in how to make your roof and home more energy efficient, you can save money on your utility bill and big expenses and use those saved dollars towards other important expenses, too.
When you’re ready to tackle your New Year’s resolutions head on, let your professional roofers at Patriot Roofing & Construction help you make your goals a reality all year long!