Insulation and energy-efficient products help reduce home energy consumption. Aside from your energy-saving appliances and windows, your roofs can insulate and stabilize your indoor temperatures.
In this post, a local home improvement contractor discusses how roofs can help reduce your home energy consumption and utility bills.
Attic insulation repels outside temperatures while retaining indoor temperatures. Layers of insulation material also reduce the thermal transfer between the attic and the living spaces.
Excessive heat can warp roof decks and shorten the lifespan of asphalt shingles. Proper ventilation removes trapped heat inside the attic. Intake vents draw fresh air into the attic from the soffit beneath the eaves while exhaust vents remove the hot air underneath your roof.
Asphalt shingle color can also give you an idea of how much heat your roof can absorb. For instance, light colors help reduce heat transfer to the attic because they reflect sunlight. Dark shingles, on the other hand, tend to absorb more heat, so they’re often avoided in warmer climates.
ENERGY STAR® Rating
Roofing materials with ENERGY STAR® rating are energy-efficient. It means they can reduce your heating and cooling costs all year round. You can ask your roofing company about ENERGY STAR-rated roofing products that best fit your needs.
Radiant barriers are coated roof decks that reflect heat away from the attic. The coating on the roof deck’s underside helps reduce solar heat gain, resulting in lower heating and cooling costs.
Want to install an energy-efficient roof and drive down your utility costs? Turn to the top local residential roofing services provider in the area – Renovation Team. With our expertise, we can guarantee superior craftsmanship and customer service. Call us at (636) 939-1061, or fill out this contact form to request an estimate. We serve clients in St. Louis and St. Charles, MO.