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3 Tips to Make Your Roof Energy-Efficient
Whether you are looking to hire a roofing contractor for simple upgrades or are interested in complete roof replacement, making your roof as energy-efficient as possible should be a priority. Improving your home’s energy efficiency reduces utility bills and improves overall comfort. Although many people, understandably, focus their energy-saving efforts on windows, doors, and HVAC systems, for optimal energy efficiency, don’t forget the roof.
3 Ways to Improve a Roof’s Energy Efficiency
1. Insulate the Roof
Though attics are often insulated, roofing contractors commonly find that people forget to have the undersides of their roofs insulated as well. A layer of insulation will keep the warm air in during the winter and the hot air out during the summer. An insulated roof, also, may eliminate the need for heating and cooling systems in the attic. Roof contractors employ a range of insulation materials and techniques, including foam, cellulose, and radiant barriers, making final decisions on how best to proceed by factoring in climate, roof structure, and client preferences.
2. Use a Cool Roof
A cool roof coating is a finishing layer lighter in color than most asphalt and wood shingles. A cool roof reflects heat and can be as much as 60 degrees cooler than traditional dark roofs. Because it is a finishing product, a cool roof coating can help homeowners achieve their energy efficiency goals at any stage in the life of their roof. A roofing contractor can guide you through the process of installing a cool roof.
3. Use Sustainable & Durable Materials for Re-Roofing
When it comes to roof replacement and re-roofing materials, remember that the latest trend may not make sense for your home, particularly if increasing energy efficiency is your principal concern. Take the advice of a qualified roofing contractor who, after assessing your home and the condition of your roof, can recommend the best sustainably sourced roofing materials to use.
AlphaOne Exteriors, of Dayton, OH, are roofing contractors and exterior service experts passionate about providing their clients with best-in-class painting, roofing, and siding repairs and installations. They create custom designs and solutions and offer financing options to suit every budget. Visit them online to learn more about their warranties and specialties, or call them today at (937) 401-3405 for a free estimate.