Winter in Wilmington is rough. No two years are exactly alike, but you can always count on freezing cold temperatures, lots of snow, and wicked winter winds. If your roof isn’t everything it could be, winter is a cold, uncomfortable season for you, your family, and your pets.
Understanding the Role Your Roof Plays in Keeping Your Family Warm
The roof of your home shelters your family from the blazing summer sun and wicked winter winds. There are three factors that influence how well your roof keeps your family warm. These are the roof’s color, material, and overall construction.
Here in Wilmington, you’ll see a lot of darker colored roofs. That’s not just a fashion choice. Darker colored roofs absorb heat from the sun, contributing to the temperature of the buildings interior. If we were living in sunny Arizona, a black roof might not make a lot of sense. As a Wilmington roofing company, however, we put a lot of black, brown, and gray roofs on homes.
Roofing material impacts the temperature of the home. We’re not shy about our love for slate roofs, but if the budget doesn’t allow for that, consider metal roofing or high quality asphalt shingles. Those are the best regionally appropriate choices for long-lasting, durable roofing.
Finally – construction. For a roof to work well, it has to be built well. This includes allowing for adequate ventilation and the right amount of insulation to be installed. Craftsmanship really matters. If you have a better home, you want to work with a Wilmington roofing company that does work of an equal caliber. Ask for references, and drive around and look at the roofs they’ve put on homes.
Color, material, and construction are the critical components that make one roof better than another at keeping a home warm and dry. If you know you don’t want to face another Wilmington winter with the roof you currently have, give us a call. We’re here to help.