A properly designed and installed roofing system can not only make your entire home more comfortable, but it can also save you on heating and cooling costs.
Your roof and attic are as important as the seal around your windows for making your home comfortable. There are many factors that go into making your roof and attic work together effectively.
Ventilation in your attic is the first factor to consider. If you don’t have enough ventilation to remove heat, humidity, and moisture, not only is your home baking, but even in the winter it is also breaking down whatever insulation you have. It doesn’t take long for your insulation to be only a fraction as effective as it once was. Most roofers significantly under-estimate the amount of ventilation needed to properly remove heat, humidity, and moisture. That’s why we have spent time with the manufacturers of roofing who have researched what is REALLY needed, and we follow their scientific recommendations that are based upon real research, not opinion.
“Flashing” is another area most roofers hurry through and create future problems. It is critical to take extra time to completely seal area of “flashing” anywhere two roof lines meet or where a wall or chimney meets a roof line. It is all too easy for a corner-cutting roofer to not take the care needed, because a homeowner won’t even know there is a problem until it has already created costly damage, such as mold or wood rot within walls.
When you invite Zimmerman’s Roofing to do a roof assessment, we do a complete analysis so that we can help you understand how to make your home more comfortable summer or winter. We show you how you can improve the efficiency of your roof and attic in making your entire house more balanced and easier to heat or cool.
We also take extra care in high-risk areas, like flashing.
Our goal is to have every customer saying wonderful things about us 30 years from now, not saying bad things about us in a few years. That’s why we guarantee our work to be right, or we will make it right. And if for some reason we can’t make it right (and that has never happened), we will get the roof ready for someone else and give you 100% of your money back.
If you are looking for a roofing contractor in Lancaster, Berks, or Chester County then please call 717-354-3737 or complete our online request form.