Homeowners throughout the Charlotte area are constantly looking for ways to save money on energy bills, especially in winter when they can be the highest. Did you know that you can use your windows to cut down on heating costs? Here are the top 3 tips to save money with your windows from Roof King.
Use sunlight to heat your home in Charlotte, NC
If your blinds are usually closed during the day, you could be missing out on major energy savings this winter. Sunlight is warm, effective, and best of all, free. By allowing sunlight to partially heat your home, you can turn down the thermostat a few degrees without losing any comfort. This results in significantly lowered heating bills. Leave blinds and curtains on your southward facing windows open this winter to save you money.
Properly insulate windows and doors
Your windows and doors are what opens your home to the outdoors, and this can be problematic during the colder months of the year. Use caulk to seal any cracks or holes around the window or doorframes, and apply weatherstipping to the moving components of the doors or windows themselves. Insulating your home reduces wasted heat escaping outdoors, cutting down on your heating bills this winter.
Save money with your windows: Window replacements
This last one is more of a long-term solution, but it also offers the greatest savings. Old, single-pane windows that ice over and let heat escape in the winter are doing you no favors when it comes to saving money. Upgrade to new Atrium® windows from Roof King and enjoy incredible energy savings year-round. You’ll save money and increase your Charlotte home’s value.
Call Roof King or click here for your Charlotte window replacement today!
(704) 323 6850
The 2016 hurricane season doesn’t end until November 30, which means there’s still plenty time for major tropical storms to develop. Although Charlotte isn’t on the coast, area residents know all too well that our state’s location on the eastern seaboard makes us a prime target for devastating storms and flooding. The team at Roof King are longtime Charlotte natives, so we know just how important preparation is to endure the season. Read on to see what you can do to protect your home from hurricanes.
Storm-proof your Charlotte home’s exterior
There are numerous ways that you can ready your home for the extreme winds and rain caused by hurricanes. Your roof is likely to be one of the most affected elements of your home. Loose tiles or shingles may signal the need for roof repair, as they can indicate potential leak-prone areas, which can result in roofs collapsing. Metal straps can be installed to reduce the chance of the roof being torn off by cyclones. All windows and doors should be properly caulked and sealed, and carports and garages should be assessed for strength and durability, as they can potentially be ripped off of the home.
Check the yard and HVAC system
After the home has been thoroughly examined, survey the landscape around it. Your yard is filled with natural and manmade objects that can become highly destructive if caught in hurricane force winds. Have any dead tree or shrubbery limbs cut down, as they’re known to cause extensive home damage. Put any lawn furniture or free-standing structures into storage so they don’t get thrown at your house during a storm. Finally, turn off the circuit breaker to your HVAC system and cover all outdoor equipment with a tarp or some protective material. When the storm subsides, it’s crucial to your family’s safety to have clean, comfortable indoor air.
At Roof King, we know how to prepare Charlotte, NC homes for hurricane season. Our services will ensure that your home is able to weather the storm. Call us to schedule a home inspection today!
(704) 323 6850
Combat the storm season this Spring with a FREE inspection!
Over the past 2 weeks, the team here at Roof King has experienced some pretty heavy rain, wind, thunder, and lightning – and it’s only just begun. With the Spring storm season about half way through, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with many homeowners about how the weather is affecting their home. The weather last week has caused some major issues that we think everyone should be aware of:
For starters, we are seeing a larger number of old shingles cracking, exposing your roof to the elements. This can be extremely dangerous to the structure of your home because rain can begin to rot the wood and form mold. The heavy rain is also causing gutter systems to work at full capacity to divert rain away from the home, but sticks and leaves are clogging them up. When water can’t be re-routed through your gutters, it builds up directly around your home instead of flowing away from it. We’ve also seen a few cases of cracked siding and windows, allowing yet another passage for the rain to infiltrate your home.
The worst part about this damage is that it doesn’t always provide a noticeable threat to the naked eye. Your roof could have a leak that allows water to soak the wooden structure, but you would never know unless you have a thorough roof inspection conducted. Same with your siding – it could have cracks that may be hard to see but can still allow rain to seep through.
This is where Roof King comes in – we are offering
FREE HOME INSPECTIONS
for our neighbors here in Charlotte & surrounding areas. That’s right, we’ll come inspect your home for any damage at NO cost, giving you peace of mind this storm season for when the next storm rolls through. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today!
We’re Homeowners Just Like You
First off, the team here at Advanced Roofing & Remodeling would like to thank you for being a customer of ours. We strongly pride ourselves on offering the highest level of customer service and making sure that every job we do is treated with the same level of quality. We just wanted to reach out to our previous customers as we like to stay in touch and keep you informed on what we’re doing out here at Advanced Roofing & Remodeling.
If you’ve ever been to our website or checked us out on social media, you’ll know that we run our business around one idea – We’ll treat your home like it’s our own. So often we see that other roofing & home improvement contractors treat homeowners like “just another customer”. We’ve dealt with this so many times in the past – all the guys here at Advanced Roofing & Remodeling are homeowners just like you! We understand the headaches and stress you go through when trying to find a reliable team to take care of urgent home repair & improvement needs. You obviously know that your home is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) investments you will make in your life. Protecting that investment is something every homeowner takes very seriously.
You’ve Spoken – And We’ve Listened
We’ve taken the time to get to know our customers on a personal level and always enjoy hearing feedback. Well you’ve spoken, and we’ve listened. A new roof is only just the beginning of your home improvement project. Many of our customers see the potential in their home once they have a beautiful new roof protecting it. Broken gutters, cracked siding, faded paint, and old windows are just a few of the things we’ve been asked about. The only problem is that it gets costly when you have multiple companies performing each job. So what have we done about this?
We are proud to announce that Advanced Roofing & Remodeling is now your trusted name for ALL home improvement needs!
That’s right, you heard us. No more headache of dealing with multiple contractors to bring your home back to life. We are now your one stop shop for ALL home improvement and repair needs. This includes:
And much more!