A roof that is in good shape will offer your home better protection against the elements. Just like your siding, it can also contribute to your home’s overall energy efficiency. It means that it can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs.
Here are ways your roof can help you save on energy costs.
Roofs need proper ventilation to last long and perform efficiently. If your attic has sufficient ventilation, warm, moist air escapes, and fresh air can enter. Proper air circulation can keep the temperature of your home regulated.
On the other hand, if your roof lacks ventilation, your attic can overheat, which can then speed up the deterioration of shingles. The heat can also travel to your living space, causing your HVAC system to work harder than it should. Save yourself from increased energy costs by making sure your roof has proper ventilation. At Thompson Roofing and Construction, our experienced team will make sure to inspect your existing ventilation system before replacing your roof. If necessary, we will install more vents to ensure your home stays comfortable and prolong the life of your roof. We’re also here to help install your new gutters and siding.
When getting a new roof, you can further improve your home’s energy efficiency with upgraded attic insulation. Improving insulation will extend the life of your roof and help reduce your monthly utility costs. It will form a barrier that minimizes how much heat travels from your attic to your home. As a result, your living space will feel cooler, and your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard.
Better Solar Reflectivity
An energy-efficient roof can reflect more of the sun’s heat and light. When a roof fails to reflect sunlight away from the house, shingles will absorb the heat and bring it to your living space. A highly solar reflective roof can reduce surface temperature by up to 30%
At Thompson Roofing and Construction, you can only count on us for quality roof replacement and new construction services. Call us at (256) 252-3188 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Huntsville, AL, and nearby communities.