The Top 3 Ways to Improve Your Roof’s Energy Efficiency

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Increased energy expenses are unavoidable when weather extremes occur, whether in the summer or winter. A homeowner’s increased heating and cooling systems usage simply translate to more dollars. While there are several methods to save money on energy in your house, concentrating on more energy-efficient roofing is frequently one of the most successful. The roof is your home’s first line of protection against the weather.

 

  1. Insufficient Attic Insulation

Having proper insulation on your roof is a relatively easy and affordable approach to making it more energy-efficient. Attics with poor insulation do not provide the protection needed to battle temperature extremes and keep energy bills low. This is particularly true for older homes, which often have less insulation than newer homes.

While adding additional insulation to a poorly insulated attic can help, it’s crucial to understand the proper amount and type of insulation.

  1. Roof Coating that Cools

Adding a cooling coating or substance to your roof is another way to improve its energy efficiency. Anyone who has worn black in the hot sun understands how dark hues retain heat. The same holds true for your roof: the darker it is, the more heat it retains. A competent roofer can add a coating to the roof to minimize heat absorption, such as cool-roofing paint. Aside from additional benefits like increasing the life of your roof, coating it may reduce heat energy expenses and boost UV and waterproofing protection. Replacement of aged shingles can also give additional sun protection. With so many cooling methods available and each property requiring a unique solution, homeowners should consult with a roofing professional before deciding on the best roof-cooling approach.

  1. Roofing Materials That Save Energy

While installing insulation and roof-cooling materials are both affordable and simple ways to increase the energy efficiency of your roof, roofing replacement may be the only viable option in some cases. When it comes to replacing your roof, energy efficiency should be a big consideration. There are a variety of energy-saving roofing materials to select from. Metal roofing, for example, is initially more expensive than shingle roofing, but it saves money on energy expenses throughout the roof’s lifetime. Contact a roofing contractor with experience in the material you’re using to ensure proper installation.

We can assist you with increasing the energy efficiency of your roof.

Driscoll Contracting & Development is a family-owned and runs company specializing in custom houses and renovations such as roofing, siding, kitchen and bathroom remodeling, and commercial snow removal. We take pleasure in our work and sign each task with our surname. We recognize the value of customer satisfaction and have always taken a personal approach to our customers, tailoring each task to their exact requirements. We have long-term customers that are glad to refer us again and again since we provide the finest quality of services.

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