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Winter Home Improvements for Excellent Energy Efficiency
Winter Home Improvements for Excellent Energy Efficiency
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  • Residential Roofing Indianapolis

    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.


Winter Home Improvements for Excellent Energy Efficiency

Homeowners tend to consume more energy in the winter than any other season due to heating expenses. That’s why winter is the ideal time to boost your home’s energy efficiency. Read on to learn about the best projects for improving energy efficiency.

Excellent Energy Efficiency

Insulation Installation

Adequate attic insulation is a non-negotiable requirement for having an energy-efficient home. Proper attic insulation allows you to maintain your desired indoor climate without spending too much on heating. Plus, it increases your home’s value; in fact, according to 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, fiberglass attic insulation delivers a 107.7% ROI.

Any experienced roofing and siding contractor would advise you to consider replacing your roof and insulation at the same time. Doing so helps professionals inspect your attic properly and makes the insulation installation easier.

Window Replacement

High-performance windows are one of the building blocks of a complete thermal enclosure system. They contribute to heat insulation, make wall openings airtight and help reduce thermal bridging. Certain glazing options also promote passive solar heat gain, harnessing the sun’s energy to make your interior warm and cozy throughout the winter.

Skylight Addition

Properly installed skylights can trim up to 10% of your household’s energy consumption. When it comes to skylights, it’s important to hire a company that also specializes in roofing to ensure the installation is done properly.

Attic Vent Improvement

An efficient ventilation system prevents heat buildup. Without breathing out excessive hot air, your attic may have a high level of moisture. This increases the chance of condensation, which can damage your insulation.

In addition to improving energy efficiency, proper ventilation plays a critical role in ice dam prevention. Like clog-free gutters, a cool attic discourages the formation of ice ridges along the edges of your roof. Preventing ice damming is key to a healthy, weathertight home.

Let Universal Roofing and Exteriors elevate your home’s energy performance this winter. Call us at (317) 257-0779 to talk about your needs in Carmel or Indianapolis, IN, and get a free estimate.

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.

  • Contact Us For All Your Indianapolis Roofing Needs

    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.