One often-overlooked benefit of getting a new roof is increased energy efficiency. Yes, replacing your roof can reduce your monthly energy bills. Please take a few minutes to learn how your roof system can help people living in both warm and cold climates.
How a New Roof Can Cut Your Energy Costs
If it’s time for a roof replacement, you might as well use this opportunity to upgrade your system so that it will help you save on energy costs. Here are some ways an energy efficient roof can reduce the strain on your home’s heating and cooling system.
Reflective shingles can lower the temperature of your roof.
Over the last several decades, there have been quite a few improvements on the asphalt shingle roof. There are now shingles on the market designed to reflect sunlight away from the home. This reduces the surface temperature of your roof considerably, which means that your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard during the summer.
Look for Energy Star-rated shingles, which better reflect solar energy into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it into your home. Cooler roofs mean you’ll have a cooler house. Of course, a cooler house allows you to stay comfortable during the summer while you save energy.
Roof ventilation systems can help your home be more efficient.
Roofs designed and built with proper ventilation will allow airflow in and out of the attic. Without adequate ventilation, hot air can become trapped in the attic and heat the rest of the house.
If you are serious about improving the efficiency of your roof, talk to your improvement company about what you can do to improve the ventilation in your attic – whether that means installing an attic fan or soffit vents or having a proper attic insulation system.
Choose an appropriate shingle color for your climate.
Carefully consider the shingle color when reroofing your existing roof. Homes in cold-weather areas benefit from dark shingles. Conversely, homes in hot climates should have lighter roof colors to help deflect solar heat.
Use a contractor that utilizes new energy efficient roof products.
Unless you are familiar with the industry, you may not know the roofing industry’s advancement in designing energy-efficient materials. For example, there are more energy-efficient shingles, but they also offer a more durable barrier against strong wind and hail.
Give Your Heating and Cooling System a Break By Installing a New Roof
We know that “reducing your energy costs” is not the main reason that homeowners typically replace their roofs. However, it only makes sense that if you are going through the expense of a roof replacement, you might as well choose a roofing contractor that will help you save on energy costs.
Are you a California or Nevada homeowner? Then reach out to Quality First Home Improvement. We use GAF Roofing products, one of the world’s most reputable roofing materials manufacturers. And Quality First Home Improvement has the designation of being a GAF Presidential Level Roofer as well as being a Triple-Diamond Award-Winning Roofer. Ask about our Golden Pledge Warranty – it’s one of the best roofing warranties in the industry! We can help you with solar panel installation as well.
Contact Quality First Home Improvement by filling out the contact form on our website. We can’t wait to help you improve your home’s energy efficiency!