CONSIDERING A ROOF UPGRADE?
Having a new or updated roof offers homeowners a great opportunity to add additional upgrades. Five Roofing Upgrades to consider when you are about to reroof your home.
INSTALL AN AIRTIGHT CHIMNEY CAPWhen your fireplace is not in use, air gushes into your home from the chimney when the weather is cold. Installing a chimney cap is not just about keeping the rain or insects out, it’s about saving energy.
INSTALL EAVE FLASHINGIf you’ve ever experienced winter damage such as ice dams, you’ll understand the need to invest a little extra to install eave flashings. The membranes are installed prior to the shingle stage and self-seal around roofing fasteners, forming a watertight seal over the eaves, which is the portion most susceptible to ice dams.
INSTALL LOW-MAINTENANCE GUTTERS & GUTTERGUARDSDuring your roofing repair, it’s also a good idea to assess your gutters for misalignment or unsightly stains. For new roofing installations or re-roofs, experts strongly advise homeowners to install gutters and gutter guards. Not only will it protect your home for years to come, it also provides an aesthetically appealing finish to your roof.
An excellent roof upgrade available on the market are skylights, they will not only make your rooms more visually appealing, but the extra light you receive can alter your emotional feelings about your home. Achten's Quality Roofing enables home or business owners the ability to install custom skylights and puts the power of controlling their environment in their hands.
DRAMANatural light has a way of making us feel better, which directly influences how we feel about our surrounding and home.
BALANCEAdding a skylight is a bit more permanent than buying a new living room set but with both purchases – positioning is very important to bring your interior design come together.
PRIVACYToday’s homes are built closer and closer together, which causes a problem for finding the balance between providing sufficient natural light and privacy.
ENERGY EFFICIENTSkylights do come with blinds which increases the overall energy efficiency of the skylight by 37%. You can close the blinds in the summer or winter to reduce heat gain or add an extra layer of thermal insulation.
DIFFERENT SKYLIGHT TYPES
FIXED SKYLIGHTAn economical solution for decks, fixed skylights are perfect for giving hallways, stairwells, and other closed-in, dark spaces the illusion of space.
SOLAR POWER "FRESH AIR" SKYLIGHTSUsing natural light will reduce energy costs, lower energy consumption and decrease demand for utility usage. You can control it’s functions with a remote control, which makes usage extremely easy and efficient. Our Solar skylights are capable of detecting rain to keep your home water free while you’re away from home. Put technology at the tip of your fingers - rather, on your roof!
ELECTRIC "FRESH AIR" SKYLIGHTSDesigned with deck and curb mounts in mind, this is the perfect daylighting solution for overhead applications. It allows for abundant natural light, and it opens with a touch of a button to let in fresh air. If you happen to forget to close it, the rain sensor will automatically shut the skylight!
MANUAL "FRESH AIR" SKYLIGHTSThis skylight enables any home to embrace the best of what nature has to offer. You can open the skylight to get maximum fresh air and help your home's moisture stay balanced.
INSTALLING SUNLIGHT SKY TUNNELS
EASY & AFFORDABLE
Velux Sun Tunnels are easy and affordable solutions to provide natural light to rooms with little light or no windows. Perfect for: Hallways,
Under pitched Roofs
Under pitched Roofs