One of the most beneficial features homeowners look for in roof repair and replacement jobs is energy efficiency. Your choice of roofing has a big impact on how energy efficient your home will be. Unfortunately, the process isn’t as straightforward as choosing highly-rated roofing products for your next roof replacement. There are many factors to consider when looking for a roof that will lower energy expenditures.
Improving the energy efficiency of your roof starts with choosing the right materials. From there, it’s a question of how best to use these materials to optimize your home’s heating and cooling. Here are a few tips from our experts at Arrowhead Roofing on how to use your roofing system to make your home more energy efficient.
When it comes to efficiency, a roof such as a Decra® metal roof is one of the best candidates for many homes. Modern metal roofs have come a long way in terms of performance from its humble beginnings in industrial use. Today you can find stone-coated metal roofing systems that can match the best asphalt shingles in both aesthetics and versatility, all while offering a better thermal envelope for your home.
Attic Insulation & Ventilation
As hot and humid air rises inside your home, it often ends up in the attic. Proper ventilation will give this warm air a channel to exit your house, keeping your interior cool even on particularly hot days. Conversely, insulating the attic can also help your home retain more heat during the fall and winter seasons.
For homes with flat roofing systems, ask your flat roof repair and installation contractor about using waterproof reflective coatings to make your roof “cooler” Cool roofs are better at keeping the sun’s heat away from your interior, ultimately reducing the load on your home’s heating and cooling system.
Talk to our professionals at Arrowhead Roofing about how to make your roof more energy efficient. Call us at (918) 743-9257 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate on “cool roof” upgrades today.