4 Ways a New Roof Can Help on Energy Costs [Infographic]

On average, how much a homeowner spends on their utility bills is heavily influenced by energy costs — that is, the heating and cooling of their homes. Depending on the weather and the conditions of your house, your energy bills can quickly skyrocket, severely burdening your pockets. That’s why many homeowners are always on the lookout for ways to become more energy-efficient, like replacing their bulbs or painting their houses in lighter colors.

However, you shouldn’t forget that even your roof can affect how much energy your house is using. A low-efficiency, poorly-insulated roof leads to higher bills as it forces you to use more power for long periods of time to try and compensate for the lack of heat or coolness. A new roof, however, will ensure that your house can sufficiently keep your home protected from the elements while also helping you save energy.

In this infographic, we’ll discuss 4 ways a new roof can help you save on energy costs:

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6 Things Homeowners Should Never Do To A Roof [Infographic]

Every homeowner wants to keep their whole house — from the roof to the floor — as well-maintained as possible. But because the roof is perhaps the most inaccessible part of the house, it’s often put out of mind until damages show itself and bother the household. These can be primarily attributed to the constant battering that roofs receive from nature, as well as the natural deterioration after decades of excellent protection.

However, there are also some damages that a roof can sustain not because of the forces of nature or other external factors, but due to negligence and poor treatment from the homeowners themselves. Most of the time, it’s due to an honest mistake of not knowing what can damage roofs apart from their constant exposure.

In this infographic, we discuss six things that homeowners should NEVER do to their roofs if they want to preserve its integrity for decades:

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