Your roof is designed to protect your home from the elements. However, it’s also crucial to curb appeal and energy efficiency. With an energy-efficient roof, you can enjoy lower utility costs and improved indoor comfort.
In today’s article, Arrowhead Roofing discusses the different ways your roof can contribute to your home’s energy efficiency.
A roof with good insulation prevents air leaks and lengthens a roof’s service life. At many times of the year, insulation plays a significant role in your home’s energy efficiency. In hot weather, roofs can get stiflingly hot and, without proper insulation in the attic, that heat can leak into your living spaces. Furthermore, it can strain your HVAC system as the equipment expends more energy to maintain your desired indoor temperature. Added insulation and weatherproofing of your roof and attic can resolve this issue.
Hot and humid air rises to your attic space and, without good roof ventilation, can result in a home with high energy bills and a roof that has a shorter lifespan. Roof vents help with energy efficiency by expelling the hot air and cooling your attic with fresh air. Similar to what was discussed earlier, an attic with a consistent temperature reduces the strain on your home’s heating and cooling system. Moreover, proper ventilation also prolongs the service life of your roof by preventing damage to the shingles.
Heat & Light Reflection
Roofs are constantly exposed to heat and sunlight, and roofs with better heat reflection and lower heat retention last longer and make indoor spaces more comfortable. Some shingles are designed to be more resistant to UV rays and absorb less heat, which makes a roof more durable. Some homeowners install radiant barriers, which are heat-reflective materials placed under the shingles to reduce the heat in the attic.
Get the most out of your roof by enlisting Arrowhead Roofing’s high-quality roofing services. We are a reputable roofing company that provides excellent workmanship. Request a roofing estimate by contacting us at (918) 743-9257 or filling out our contact form.
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