Homeowners are constantly exploring new ways to reduce their energy consumption and bills. One of the best ways to accomplish both is by installing energy-efficient roofing to keep your home cool and comfortable.
Having an energy-efficient roof reflects the sun’s rays rather than absorbing them. By reflecting the heat from the sun it keeps the temperature inside of your home more comfortable, reducing the energy needed to maintain the temperature.
Not only will you save money on bills, but you’ll save money on the roof itself too. Energy-efficient roofs have increased longevity, so no need to invest in another roof for some time!
An energy-efficient roof is made from select materials, coatings, and granules that help reflect heat rather than absorb it as a standard roof does. We’ll go through the most common energy-efficient roofs that are available on the
There are many options when deciding on what roof will work best for your home. There are many materials on the market that will
make your home more energy efficient. There are many different materials that roofs can be made from, so we will focus on the most
When looking for an energy-efficient roof the top contender is tile roofing. Materials that help save energy are concrete, clay, and slate. Tiles absorb less heat than standard shingles, making your home more comfortable throughout the year. The main advantage of tile roofs however is their ability to let air flow between the overlapping tiles. The circulating air acts as a sort of insulation to your roof, which helps homeowners conserve energy throughout the whole year. Not only are these tiles energy-efficient but they also last 50 or more years!
Metal roofing, you guessed it, is made from different types of metal. These materials include aluminum, copper, steel, tin, and zinc. These roofs have a cool reflective pigment, which as the name suggests reflects the heat of the sun rather than absorbing it. Metal roofs are perfect for helping keeps homes cool during the heat, meaning you can give your air conditioner (and wallet) a break! By using metal roofs you can decrease your bill by 40%!
Not only are metal roofs great for your home, but they are great for the environment too! Traditional roofing products contribute an estimated 20 billion pounds of waste to U.S. landfills on an annual basis. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable, meaning no waste in our landfills. Not only that, but you can put metal OVER an existing roof. These prevent your old traditional roof materials from adding to that
20 billion pounds of waste!
Not only are they super efficient, but they last 40 to 80 years and sometimes more!
Asphalt shingles are what most people think of when it comes to roofing. These shingles have a better price tag when compared to other roof types. But not all asphalt shingles are necessarily going to lower your utility bill.
Asphalt shingles have two varieties available: energy-efficient and, you guessed it, not energy-efficient. Energy conserving shingles are often referred to as “cool roof” shingles. These shingles, unlike their counterpart, are made with special granules that have a higher SRI, or Solar Reflectance Index number. These promote sun reflection while decreasing sun absorption.
These shingles are the most affordable option and have a lifetime of 20 to 50 years or more.
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