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The Key Features of a High-Performance Home
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    The roof is arguably the most important part of the home; in fact, without a roof, a house can hardly be called a home. The roof provides comfort, security, and safety from the elements. So if the roof ends up with any kind of damage, it could end up compromising all of the qualities that the roof is supposed to provide. The roof is particularly susceptible to wear and tear since it is exposed to the elements, and in Indianapolis, those elements can be varied and unpredictable.


The Key Features of a High-Performance Home

Having a “high-performance” home sounds like something any homeowner would want–but what does it really mean? Today, Universal Roofing & Exteriors, a top local roof and siding contractor, explains what makes a home high performance and how you can achieve this goal in your own home.

The Key Features of a High-Performance Home

Building-Envelope Improvements

The building envelope refers to the continuous barrier built around, under and above your living space. Water is less likely to penetrate walls with a tighter building envelope. A properly sealed building envelope can also reduce the risk of pest infestation, mitigate radon and carbon monoxide and improve a home’s protection against wet, humid, and cold conditions.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats let you manage your home’s temperature through the course of a week to make the most of your comfort while minimizing energy loss. Homes with this feature are more consistently comfortable than homes with manually controlled thermostats.

Cool Roofs

Cool roofs are made from reflective materials that reflect the sun’s heat away from your home, making your interior more comfortable, especially during warmer months. These roofing systems can also help reduce the urban heat island effect.

Low-E Glass

High-quality modern windows are very energy-efficient. The right windows can help lower your energy bills by preventing cooled (in the summer) or heated (in the winter) indoor air from escaping your home. The development of low-emissivity (low-E) glass was one of the most significant improvements in window technology. The low-E glass features a very thin, transparent coating that blocks ultraviolet rays and reflects solar radiation away from your house.

Smart Lighting Strategies

Skylights can boost your home’s aesthetic appeal and reduce your reliance on artificial lighting, lowering your energy costs. They can be strategically installed in dark rooms, halls, and entryways to help minimize your carbon footprint.

At Universal Roofing & Exteriors, we are your leading provider of high-quality roofing, window, door, and siding installation services. Call us at (317) 257-0779 or complete our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We work with homeowners in Carmel and Indianapolis, IN.

About Rob Yeary

Rob Yeary is the owner of Universal Roofing. He is a graduate of North Central High School. Rob went on to become a 1986 graduate of Butler University, where he played baseball and studied business and economics.

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    No matter what kind of Indianapolis roofing project you need done, we at Universal Roofing & Exteriors can help you to achieve it. Whether you want your roof to be repaired or to be replaced completely, we can do it for you. We can send a contractor to examine your existing roof and let you know what needs to be done. Once their assessment is complete, they can give you various options on how to proceed. Once the roofing project gets started, our assigned contractor will make sure that it gets completed as efficiently and quickly as possible.

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There’s no better combination than experience, quality products, and a strong work ethic when it comes to choosing a central Indiana roofing company. That’s why we are confident you’ll be satisfied with our work—so confident that we guarantee your satisfaction before you pay a dime. That’s right­—no payment unless you’re satisfied. Get a free estimate from us by filling out our request form or calling us at (317) 257-0779 . We can’t wait to give your home the attention and care it deserves.