Energy-efficient homes can greatly help the environment and save you money in the process. Having an energy-efficient home starts with your roof, but what should a homeowner be looking for when trying to increase the energy-efficiency of their roof?
Ventilation is of great importance to the energy-efficiency of your roof. If your roof is not properly ventilated, hot air has a difficult time escaping your attic during the summer. Ultimately, this increases the temperature of your home as hot air becomes trapped inside your home. When the temperature of your home is elevated, your cooling system has to work extra hard to maintain comfortable temperatures, raising your energy costs. Proper ventilation helps lower your energy costs and helps you maintain comfortable temperatures in your home.
Your roofing material also impacts the energy-efficiency of your home. Darker-colored shingles, primarily asphalt shingles, absorb heat and raise the temperature of your home. Lighter-colored roofs and metal roofs reflect heat well, which results in lower temperatures inside your home, lowering energy costs.
Perhaps most notably, attic insulation affects the energy-efficiency of your home. Insulation helps to keep cool air in your home during the summer, keep warm air in during the winter, and helps keep the air outside out of your home. This results in more stable temperatures, meaning less work for your home’s heating and cooling systems.
If you have noticed high energy costs, let us help you with an inspection or upgrade. Give Billings Roofing & Solar a call at (918) 936-3703.