by: Kirsten Land on August 19th, 2014 about Residential Roofing
If you're building your home or replacing your roof decking, there's a new product that you absolutely must know about. It can cut your electric bills big time, and may be a good fit for your house.
Solarboard is a radiant solar sheathing product for roofs and exterior walls.
Benefits of Solarboard
- Reduces radiant heat transfer through the roof by 97%.
- Reduces attic temperatures by up to 30 F.
- Increases the efficiency of attic ductwork.
- Prolongs life of heating/air conditioning system.
- Increases comfort level significantly.
- Reduces cooling costs.
- Helps hold heat in your home during winter.
- Requires no maintenance. Does not deteriorate over time.
- As solar heat increases, as does Solarbord's effectiveness.
- Pays for itself quickly and savings will be repeated year after year.
Solarboard is a combination of two products: heat reflective foil laminated to OSB. The sheet is laid on top of the roofing beams before the decking and shingles are laid down.
Most roofs are a dark color, which doesn't reflect the light. It absorbs light and heat, making the attic extremely hot, which then raises the temperature of the home.
Solarbord is an excellent investment because homes that conserve energy are a whole lot more attractive to homebuyers. The small additional cost is well worth it.
And because Solarboard is made in the USA and backed by a 25-year warranty, you'll have total confidence in its quality and durability.
So, if you're looking at replacing the decking of your home or building a new home, it's an obvious investment and will lower your energy costs by a significant amount.
If you'd like more information or a quote, please call us at 405-359-3951.
We've received an unusual increase in new clients this year.
That should be a good thing, right?
Well, a lot of calls are coming from real estate agents, contractors and new homeowners who lost their roofers. Storms in Oklahoma haven't been as severe this year, so roofers have been leaving the state in search of better opportunities.
For some roofers, it's how they operate their business. They'll storm chase, enter an area where severe storms are and within a day they'll have a shop completely set up and running. It's actually incredible how fast they work.
They'll rent a small space month-to-month and move in immediately, put in a desk, a phone and a receptionist to schedule appointments. Then they'll have some business cards printed and have their crew to go door to door selling their roofing services.
Other traveling roofing crews operate their business in a similar manner; they'll get hired on by long-standing roofing companies when there's a significant influx of work.
We don't hire these kinds of roofers. When a storm blows through and we have more business than we can handle, we hire one of five crews that we've worked with for over five years. They're all licensed and insured and have proven themselves with us. We are confident in their abilities.
Not surprisingly, some of the roofers who have left the state are travelers and it's expected that they would move on to greener pastures. But, we've heard of several well-established roofing companies who have moved their whole operations elsewhere.
It's shocking news to us, too!
Land Enterprises Roofing has grown by creating relationships with our clients and earning referrals. The relationships we've built with this community are extremely important to us.
Roofing companies and crews come and go, but we've been here since 1986. So, needless to say, we're not going anywhere! You can trust that we're in it for the long haul.
If you have any roofing needs or are interested in our maintenance plan, give us a call at 405-359-3951.