As a homeowner, energy efficiency is not only vital for saving money but also to keep your home comfortable at all times. Most of the homeowners would agree that most of the money they spend on utilities go towards cooling and heating of their home, and especially during peak summers and winters, energy costs increase significantly. The roof being the best protection for your home against the cold and heat, here are some ways to improve the energy efficiency of your roof.
Insulation and Ventilation
Effective insulation and ventilation help keeping your home cooler in summers and warmer in winters. A poorly insulated home can lead to high energy usage especially during extreme temperatures. There are insulation options available nowadays besides the typical attic insulation that is designed to be installed underside of the roof. However, adding any type of insulation will improve the energy efficiency of your roof since it reduces heat transfer. It is always advisable to consult a professional roofer about the best way to insulate the attic since a poorly insulated attic can cause issues like condensation which can cause damage to your home.
The climate factors of the area where you live and the type of roof are important to consider when getting insulation done. A roofing professional will know how to install insulation to prevent moisture from being trapped between the roof and insulation that can cause condensation. Moreover, proper ventilation prevents condensation and increases energy efficiency by allowing the hot air to escape at the right time.
Opt for energy-efficient roofing materials
You may want to consider all roofing material options available when going in for roof replacement. In case you opt for asphalt shingles, check the color of the shingle, how it will affect the heat absorption. There are many other roofing options like metal roofing that are more energy efficient. Metal roofs reflect more light to improve energy efficiency, however, they are costlier than asphalt shingle roofing. Talking to a roofing professional in your area can help you determine the best option for your roof that is not only long-lasting but energy efficient as well.
Light-colored roofs save energy
Especially during the summer season or if you live in hot climate areas, a lighter-colored roof will be an effective option as they can reflect sun rays away. A dark-colored roof absorbs and conducts heat at a higher temperature than it is outside which causes the rooms inside to get hot making air conditioners work harder, as a result increasing your energy bills. You may coat your dark-colored roof with reflective coating once it has been installed, to save energy.
Allegiant Roofing can help make your roof energy efficient
When replacing your roof or re-roofing your home, it is a great idea to make your home more sustainable and energy efficient. At Allegiant Roofing we can help you in deciding which roofing material will be best suited for your roof and according to your requirements.
The bottom line is that quality roofing may be a little expensive, however, an energy efficient roof will save you a lot of money in the long run.
To learn more on various roofing options contact us today and we will happy to assist you.