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Roof Replacement is an important investment for any homeowner. Your home is your biggest investment, and your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your home. Why not take care of it? Replacing the roof on your home increases your curb appeal, the value of your home, and gives you peace of mind. Plus, a new roof increases your energy efficiency and can lower the cost of your utility bills! Semper Solaris partners with top of the line manufacturers like Owens Corning and GAF to provide you with the best quality roof replacement products.Enlist the roofing experts, and Go Roofing American Style with veteran owned Semper Solaris. Their expert team of roofers has the highest quality customer service, making your roof replacement project as easy as possible!
A durable roof is made of more than just shingles. Your total roof system consists of ice and water barrier products, underlayment products, starter shingles, hip and ridge shingles, ventilation products, and insulation. Protecting your home requires a complete roofing system that creates a water-proof barrier, defends against nature’s elements, and provides proper ventilation.
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Ice and water barrier products, such as the Owens Corning Weather Lock, protect your new roof from wind, rain, ice, and other elements. Barriers and underlayment stop moisture and mold from seeping through your roof. Selecting the right underlayment is an important step in preventing leaks. A synthetic material like Owens Corning ProArmour with Fusion Back Coating Technology is stronger than traditional felt underlayment reducing the chance or tears and leaks.
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Next, you want the strongest materials on the ridge and eaves of your roof. The ridge and eaves are exposed to more of the elements than the rest of your roof system. Use only the most durable starter, hip, and ridge shingles to have the longest lasting roof. A high quality starter shingle locks the first course of shingles in place, preventing blow off and wind uplift. Pre-formed hip and ridge shingles protect the top of your roof from wind and improve handling. Picking the right hip and ridge shingle combination help reduce your home’s energy consumption and lower your bills. Owens Corning offers complementary shingle and hip and ridge packages to maximize roof protection and efficiency. Owens Corning has been manufacturing industry leading roofing products for the past 75 years, and they offer LEED certified shingles to help your home use less energy and save money. When picking out roof shingles take into consideration more than just appearance. Ensure the durability of your roof system by choosing a shingle that is energy efficient, wind resistant, and algae resistant.
The last step of a long lasting roofing system is proper ventilation and insulation. Roof ventilation prevents damage from moisture in the winter and heat in the summer. Especially in warm California climates, a poorly ventilated roof can transfer heat into living areas, making your home uncomfortable and your electricity bill larger. According to Energy Star, the key to energy efficient homes is to add insulation for warmth and allow cold air to enter the attic through vents. This combination moves hot air out of the attic to keep your home cool in the summer, while keeping heat in during the winter. Attic ventilation reduces heat and moisture buildup to keep your roof from deteriorating. Choose a product like Owens Corning’s VentSure InFlow for long lasting results and reduced energy costs.
Heat Loss From Your Roof
Replacing your roof can feel like a hassle and costly investment. The truth is, investing in a new roof will save you more money in over time. According to a study done by the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling your home accounts for more than 50% of your utility bills. The sun is one of the largest factors heating your home, especially in California. As the sun beats down on the roof, infrared radiation is transferred inside, heating up the home. When it’s hot outside, heat is conducted into your home through the roof, warming your home and increasing the need to run your air conditioning. Installing a new roofing system with reflective materials and proper ventilation fights off the heat being conducted into your home. The new roofing materials used by Semper Solaris for your roof replacement reflect back the sun’s rays, lowering your roof temperature. When the roof temperature is lower, the internal temperature of the homes goes down as well. This means a cooler, more enjoyable house to come home to. Plus, you can cut your air conditioning usage by at least 10 percent!
In the winter months if you have an old or damaged roof, you will feel the effects in your utility bills. When you have a poorly insulated and leaky roof, you lose heat as hot air rises. Which means you need to run the heater more and your bill goes up. As warm air rises, pressure gathers near your ceiling and the hot air escapes through any structural crack. Not only is 25% of your home’s heat leaving through the ceiling, the high pressure at the top of the house creates low pressure on the bottom floor. The low pressure pulls cold air in from openings around the foundation. Proper insulation and ventilation is an important part of a total roof replacement system. When you invest in high quality, long lasting roofing materials from Semper Solaris you can cut your utility bills for the next 20 years at least. Installing a new roof can last 20 – 50 years. Imagine how much you can save with decades of lower utility bills when you protect your home with a new roof.
Signs Your Roof Needs Repair
Don’t wait until it’s raining to fix your leaky roof! Now is the best time to get a roofing tune up and fix any holes, broken shingles, or improper insulation. A damaged roof does not always need to be replaced in its entirety. Often, Semper Solaris can repair the damaged portion of the roof, saving you money and increasing your property value. Why wait until your whole roof needs to be replaced? Repair it now before the damage spreads! If you notice any of these signs of damage, don’t wait – call Semper Solaris today!
- Cracked shingles or tiles
- Curling shingles
- Dark streaks from algae
- Missing shingles or tiles
- Water Spots on your ceiling
Keep in mind, if your roof is over 20 years old, it might be time for a roof replacement even if you don’t see obvious signs of damage. Even though the shingles made today are designed for durability, the materials on your old roof were not. If you see your neighbors getting their roofs replaced your roof could also be at the end of its useful life.
Roof Systems Available
Types of Roofing
- Asphalt: One of the most popular shingles. Asphalt shingles are made of fiberglass, asphalt, and ceramic sandwiched together. They are lightweight, easy to install, and budget friendly. Asphalt shingles can last up to 30 year, but may be vulnerable to high winds.
- Tile: Tile roofs are known for their high quality appearance and can last for over 50 years. They stand up to the harshest weather conditions without rot or wind damage. Tile roofs a cost effective and energy efficient choice.
- Wood: Wood shingle and shake roofs are often chosen for their visual appeal. These materials stand up well to wind, but can rot, sell, or mold in wet climates. If you choose wood shingles for your roof system, proper care will extend the life of your roof.
Parts of a Roof System
Your roof is a system of components working together to protect your most important investment — your home.
- Deck: structural base of the roof. Usually made of wood
- Eave: lower border of the roof that overhangs the wall
- Exposure: portion of each shingle exposed to nature’s elements
- Flashing: intersection of two roof planes
- Ice and water barrier: waterproofing material used to protect from ice and rain
- Metal drip edge: strip of noncorrosive metal to help water runoff
- Off-ridge exhaust vent: Allow warm air to escape the attic. Located at on the upper half of the roof.
- Rake: outer edge of the roof
- Ridge: horizontal peak formed from intersection of two roof planes
- Ridge vent: vent on peak of the roof allowing warm air to escape the attic
- Undereave vent: draws cool air into the attic. Located under the eaves
- Underlayment: protective material between deck and shingles
- Valley: provides water runoff. Intersection of two sloping roofs joined at an angle
If you have a hole in your roof or need a whole new roof, enlist the roofing experts
Your home is your biggest investment, and your roof is one of the most expensive parts of your home. Damaged roofs that go un-repaired can cost you thousands of dollars in excessive energy bills or even compromise the integrity of your entire roofing system.
Re-roofing your home will increase your curb appeal, the value of your home, and give you peace of mind. Plus, a new roof will increase your energy efficiency and can lower the cost of your utility bills!
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