Your roof is your first – and most effective – line of defense against summer heat and winter chill. A low-efficiency, poorly insulated roofing might allow excessive heat to enter during the summer, resulting in high air conditioning expenditures. Additionally, it may emit an excessive amount of heat throughout the winter, resulting in skyrocketing heating expenses.
On the other hand, an energy-efficient roof raises the value of your home and reduces energy use, saving you money in the long term. ATD Restoration, one of the Southeast’s most reputable roofing companies, explains further how your roof may help you save energy.
How Can Your Roof Help You Save Money on Energy?
Insulate Your Home
Roof insulation acts as a barrier between the outside and the inside. It reduces the amount of heat or cold entering your home, stressing your HVAC system. Roof insulation helps keep a constant temperature inside, reducing the need for air conditioning.
Conserve Heating And Cooling Energy
Roof insulation ensures that outside temperatures have no detrimental effect on your property’s interior environment. It does, however, eliminate the risk of significant energy loss by preventing costly heating or cooling energy from escaping via the roof.
If your property is not properly vented, hot air can become trapped in the attic, resulting in shingle blisters and an uncomfortably hot living environment. Bear in mind that metal roofing is ventilated to allow for proper airflow between the attic and the outside.
How to Make Your Roof Even More Energy-Efficient
Choose A Lighter Color For Your Roof
Roof color makes a big difference in the amount of heat that enters your home. Dark roofs absorb light and heat and generally direct it inward. A light-colored roof will reflect the heat and not transfer it to the interior of your home.
Improve The Insulation Under The Roof
Many homes do not have enough insulation in the attic. Adding insulation can prevent heat from penetrating into the interior of your home. A properly insulated roof can help maintain the temperature in your home regardless of the temperature outside.
Improve The Ventilation
Even the most energy-efficient roof is still going to result in some heat getting into your attic. A quality ventilation system can help to exhaust the hot air out of your attic. Active systems that use a fan can be programmed to turn on at a specific temperature so that they only turn on when needed.
ATD Restoration specializes in storm damage and roofing. For roof tile installation or roof repair, our team can provide exceptional workmanship that meets or exceeds your expectations.
Call us at (864) 514-4350 (Greenville) or (910) 218-2251 (Fayetteville). You can also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.