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Stay Cool This Summer: 3 Home Improvement Projects

Maryland is known for its varied climate, and our area in particular is characterized by heat and humidity during summer. Summertime is now here, and if you want to beat the heat and stay cool and comfortable, you should invest in home improvement projects that will increase your energy efficiency and your comfort level. DryTech Roofing recommends these projects in particular:

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Cool Roof

One way local homeowners boost their energy efficiency is through replacement windows in Maryland, but did you know that your roof has a lot to do with your energy efficiency? Your roof is exposed to the hot summer sun for hours and this naturally heats up your attic. A hot attic means your air-conditioning system has to work harder and consume more energy to maintain a cool indoor temperature.

This problem can be fixed by installing a cool roof system in your home. As a GAF Master Elite® contractor, we are one of the few companies qualified to offer you the full range of GAF products, including their GAF Timberline® Cool Series shingles. These shingles feature specially designed roofing granules that reflect heat from the sun and reduce heat transfer. Depending on geography, structure, and climate, cool roofs may save you up to 15% in total cooling costs, which is perfect for the summer.

Insulated Siding

If you want a complete energy-efficient barrier, you have to take care of your siding as well. Wood framing makes up 25% of your walls, and 40% of your cooling escapes through that wood framing. In order to prevent energy loss and higher bills, make sure your siding is insulated. DryTech Roofing gives you two options: high quality insulated vinyl siding or James Hardie® fiber-cement siding. We will consult with you to help determine which one best fits your needs.

Attic Insulation

Finally, you have to include the attic to make sure your home is completely insulated. The attic is one of the main culprits responsible for letting energy escape. A properly insulated attic can immediately and significantly decrease your energy costs.

After a thorough energy efficiency analysis on your home, we install the most efficient type of insulation available: fiberglass insulation. This will seal any cracks and make sure no energy escapes. Along with contacting Maryland replacement windows contractors, you should contact us to make sure your home is insulated from the bottom to the top.

DryTech Roofing is your one stop contractor this summer. We offer a full range of services designed to make your home more beautiful, comfortable and energy-efficient. Our top-quality products and firs-class service has earned us the distinguished Angie’s List Super Service Award for several years now.

This award is a benchmark of excellence determined by the reviews and experiences of your fellow homeowners. Give us a call at (240) 547-2447 if you would like to learn more about projects that can enhance your home this summer or if you would like a free estimate.