Reroofing Upgrades

The roof of a home acts as a layer of protection between mother nature and the people and possessions under it, so maintenance is essential in ensuring that the roof performs well and lasts for many years. When it comes time to reroof a house, there are some upgrades that the homeowner can consider to reduce the amount of future maintenance and unneeded costs. Middlesex county roofers can handle these upgrades.

When temperatures become high in the summer, attics that aren’t ventilated will become very hot, and this buildup of heat radiates into the rooms below. This not only makes the rooms uncomfortable to be in but also increases the amount of time that the air conditioner runs to keep those rooms cool, which inflates the homeowner’s energy bill. Both of these issues can be reduced with the installation of ridge and soffit vents. The vents can also protect the roof and overall structural integrity of the home from moisture by allowing cool air into the attic while the hot air escapes. To ensure that airflow is adequate, gable vents may be installed near the peak of the roof as well.

It is beneficial for a homeowner to install new gutters simultaneously with reroofing, particularly when the existing gutters are improperly aligned or are very stained. Doing so gives the homeowner the opportunity to install gutters with curved hoods that don’t require maintenance. The curved-hood design allows water to move down and prevents leaves and other debris from getting into the gutters, so the homeowner doesn’t have to worry about calling a roofer to clean them out. Maintenance-free gutters are available in many colors, allowing the homeowner to choose one that complements the siding, trim and roofing of the home.

Snow and freezing temperatures in the winter could cause an ice dam on the roof of a house. This occurs when warm air from inside a home heats up the underside of the roof. As the melted snow runs down the roof, the cold temperature refreezes it before it can run off, creating a dam of ice around the perimeter of the roof and preventing other water from running off. To prevent the risk of leaks from the pooling water, the homeowner can have eave flashing installed. This is a peel-and-stick membrane that seals around roofing fasteners and over the eaves of the roof before the shingles are installed to prevent water from getting in. Eave flashing can be used on other vulnerable roofing areas such as skylights and valleys. The roofers at Fortified Roofing of Middlesex County NJ can answer your questions regarding skylights or gutters.

Fortified Roofing of Middlesex County NJ defines a common roofers term:


On a roof, a valley is where two portions of the roof join at an inward angle. Valleys are very common, although some types of roofs, such as the Cape Cod, don’t have them. An example of a valley is where the roof of the house and the roof of an addition meet.

Middlesex County roofers FAQ:

What’s another way to upgrade a roof?

Choosing shingles that are light in color or have reflective properties can both reflect radiant heat from the sun and release the little bit of heat that they absorb. The advantage of this is a cooler home that requires the air conditioner to run less often. Homeowners in some areas can save 7 to 15 percent on cooling costs with energy-efficient shingles, which come in many styles.

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