Many home efficiency problems start with a leaky roof. Water damage can compress insulation and cause moisture and mold issues. A poorly insulated attic can create ice dams in the winter and cause further damage. York Home Performance has BPI certified energy auditors that can help identify the underlying causes of roof problems and ensure that your new roof functions well in your home’s total energy performance.
Start with a Home Energy Audit
Most homes need a new roof every 15-20 years, so you probably have a pretty good idea whether it’s time for roof replacement. When tackling a roof project, we like to start with an energy audit to understand how well the attic area will work with the new roof. With the data we gather during the energy audit, we’ll understand your Baltimore, MD area home and ensure that problems inside don’t affect your new roof’s performance. Our blower door test and infrared thermal imaging camera can identify air leaks and poor insulation that can inhibit roof performance.
Experienced Roofing Contractors
The roofing team at York Home Performance is Top of the House Certified by Owens Corning. We’ve received special training on how roofing, ventilation and attic insulation work together to improve your home's energy efficiency and comfort. By taking a whole-house approach to roofing projects, we’re improving your home’s total comfort.
Air Sealing & Attic Insulation for Enhanced Roof Performance
Once the energy audit pinpoints problem areas in the attic, the crew at York Home Performance will apply spray foam to air leaks gaps and cracks, then install upgraded insulation. Prior to installing the new roof, we’ll install appropriate ventilation to ensure your roof system and attic insulation perform as they should.
Upgrade Cathedral Ceiling Insulation
Some homes in the greater Westminster, MD area were designed with cathedral ceilings containing little or no insulation. Installing a new roof is an excellent time to ensure your cathedral ceiling has the right amount of insulation inside. With the entire roof removed over the vaulted ceiling area, we can expose the 8-inch truss structure, roll out a Tyvek sheathing material and then fill that narrow space with dense pack fiberglass insulation. Once the insulation is blown in, we’ll re-lay the roof deck and install the new roof shingles.
We Do Flat Roofs, Too!
Flat roofs can be a challenge to keep watertight, but our crew has the experience with rubber roofing to ensure your flat roof replacement keeps the elements out.