Oftentimes, we look at our heating and cooling system when we want to improve our home’s energy efficiency. While that is a sensible option, remember that your roof also plays an important role in maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home.
Thompson Roofing and Construction, a reputable expert in roofing and gutters, discusses three ways that your roofing can help you save energy.
When choosing a shingle color, take note that darker roofs generally attract and absorb more heat from the sun than light-colored roofing. This means more heat can get transferred to your roof deck and attic, which could affect the temperature in your indoor living spaces. To reduce heat transfer from your attic to the other parts of your home, opt for shingles in color-reflecting colors.
Make sure warm, stale air is able to escape your home and gets replaced by fresh air from the outside. Proper ventilation ensures this exchange of air and prevents your roof and attic from heating up. During new construction or roof replacement, your contractor should see to it that your roof’s ventilation system is correctly designed. Otherwise, your roof and attic will keep being exposed to excessive heat, eventually causing the roof decking to warp. This can ultimately cause your shingles to have a shorter life span and require frequent replacements.
Attic insulation is crucial to stabilizing the temperature inside your home. It reduces thermal transfer between your attic and living spaces, so the main areas of your home can keep a comfortable temperature. This reduces the burden on your air conditioning system and helps in lowering your cooling expenses.
Thompson Roofing and Construction is a locally owned and operated company that specializes in a range of roofing services. Dedicated to excellent workmanship, our team makes sure that every job is carried out to a high standard. We also offer other services including siding and gutter installation.
Call us at (256) 952 – 3309 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Huntsville, AL, and the surrounding areas.