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A roof replacement presents an opportunity to upgrade adjacent systems, such as the gutter system. In today’s post, Gutter Helmet® of Cookeville shares home upgrades you should consider if you are planning on replacing your roof.

Insulation

A properly insulated roof can help you save on your monthly utility bills, particularly during the summer season, by helping reduce heat absorbed through the roof, and in turn, helping reduce your indoor cooling requirements. Insulation can also help reduce the workload on your HVAC system, which may prolong its life span. In addition to roofing, insulation improves insulation in the exterior walls.

Low Maintenance Gutter System

Gutter cleaning is one of those things that nobody wants to do, yet it has to be done. If you’re replacing your roof, chances are, new gutters will also have to be installed. Low-maintenance gutter systems may have slightly higher upfront costs than their traditional counterparts, but the investment is well worth it.

Seamless gutters eliminate the need to reapply caulk at the seams and joints because there are no seams, to begin with. Combined with well-designed gutter protection systems like Gutter Helmet®, you can forget about cleaning your gutters. The best part is, it also eliminates the risk of injury, a common hazard of climbing the roof.

Laminate Shingles

Traditional three-tab shingles are perfectly serviceable—one of the many reasons why roofing companies still offer them—however, you should consider upgrading your roof to laminate shingles. These asphalt shingles are made of two asymmetrical layers, which, when laminated, creates a dimensional look that mimics hand-cut wood shakes. Laminate shingles are also twice as thick as standard shingles, which makes them more impact-resistant. These roofing systems typically have higher wind ratings and better warranties.

Eave Flashing

Eave flashing is also known as drip edge, a type of flashing that’s installed at the roof edge. It usually has a profile shaped like a “T” or an inverted “L”. Eave flashing helps prevent rainwater from seeping into the roof deck. It is not a standard roofing component until recently, and if your roof is up for replacement, this is a component well worth having.

Looking for the best gutter protection systems? Call Gutter Helmet® of Cookeville at (866) 985-9982. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Cookeville, Tennessee, and surrounding communities.

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