Can A New Roof Save On Energy Costs?
Can a new roof save on energy costs?
It is that time of year where the leaves start to change colors, the days get shorter, and the weather gets colder. It is also that time of year where we see many homeowners start thinking about ways they can save on their energy bills as well. Most of us tend to think about saving on energy by reducing our reliance on the thermostat, or by upgrading doors and windows, but did you know you can also a new roof can help you save on energy costs as well? You may be wondering, how can a new roof save on energy costs though? Well there are really 4 keys ways
Can a new roof save on energy costs? Yes, and here is how!
One of the easiest ways to ensure your home can keep heat in the home is by addressing your roof’s efficiency through insulation. When upgrading your roof by incorporating adequate insulation into. your home you can really extend the life of your roof. In fact, insulation is by far and away the best way to save on your energy bills when upgrading a roof. A new layer of insulation will create a barrier that reduces the amount of thermal transfer between your attic and the temperature-controlled air in your home.
It may sound crazy considering we just talked about insulation, but proper ventilation is another way to address your energy savings. Fresh air plays a vital role in the health of your roof. For instance, in the summer-time your attic can get extremely warm, without proper ventilation the excessive heat can warp your roof decking and shorten the life-span of your shingles as well.
Intake vents, which draw fresh air into the attic, are placed along the lowest points of the roof, often in the soffit beneath the eaves. When paired with exhaust vents, which are positioned higher on the roof, a natural airflow circulation process occurs. Cool air enters the intake vents, warms, and then rises to the top of the attic, where it exits through the exhaust vents. This natural process keeps extreme heat from building up in the attic.
3. Shingle Color
Your shingle color also plays a large role in how hot the surface of your roof can be. Darker roofs absorb more heat from the sun versus light-colored roofs. As a result, more heat is transferred to the underside of the roof deck and of course your home below. New roofing shingles that are energy-efficient can help reduce the amount of heat being transferred into the interior of your home. New roofing shingles from companies like Owens Corning or CertainTeed can help reflect heat away from your home, allowing your shingles to last longer.
4. Install a Radiant Barrier
The last way a homeowner can save on energy costs by installing a new roof is through a radiant barrier. A radiant barrier can help reduce the heat transfer that occurs during warm weather. This coating will help reflect heat away from your home and attic reducing the amount of heat that is transferred from your roof to the attic. Used with any of the resources listed above, a radiant barrier can help your roof play a large role in lowering your energy bills and reducing your energy footprint overall.
About Roof Right
At Roof Right we have realized customer service and trust are poorly lacking in the roofing industry. That is why our roofing company takes pride in our exceptional service which includes showing up when we say we will, providing a thorough 17-point inspection, listening to you so we can make a quick and thorough diagnosis of your roofing problem, and cleaning up after ourselves as we work. In addition to offering residential roofing services and roof repairs in Maryland. Roof Right is proud to offer the following services:
Roofing & Gutter Maintenance – Your roof, just like your car, should get routine inspections. Your roof gets more abuse from the elements than any other part of your home and preventative maintenance is a key element to
Skylights & Solatubes – Brighten your home with natural sunlight with skylights &
Gutters – Installing a new seamless gutter system is one of the most critical aspects of all home repairs. Improving the drainage around the home can have a significant impact on the stability of the foundation and the life of your home. Roof Right installs gutters and gutter guards that will efficiently channel water away from your home. Learn more about gutters.
Siding – Looking to add curb appeal along with improving your homes energy efficiency? No paint. No stain. No hassles. Vinyl siding delivers strength, durability, and beauty of real wood with a variety of design options and multiple color options. Based on an average size home, repainting can cost thousands of dollars every few years. Vinyl siding never needs painting, caulking or patching because, unlike wood, it won’t crack, peel, rot or split. Roof Right carries siding from the best manufacturers in the industry, including Mastic, CertainTeed, James Hardie. Learn more about siding.
Windows – Reduce your energy bills & increase the curb appeal of your home with energy efficient windows installed by Roof Right! There are hundreds of vinyl window brands on the market today – but they are not all created equal. Many ordinary vinyl windows are designed only for low cost, not for value. We install top-of-the-line, energy efficient windows for long-lasting great looks. We carry a wide selection of energy efficient products from trusted manufacturers. Learn more about windows.
Doors – Roof Right and ProVia® are dedicated to making entry doors the professional way. ProVia entry doors are energy efficient, built to quality standards and gives you many choices to entry-level doors that are sold through box stores. Roof Right installers have attended entry systems and storm door training with ProVia®. We have software that will allow you to build your new entry door on our computer so you can see the many different options and price ranges available. ProVia® builds
Decks & Patios – We can help you design a deck for your home that can bring you many years of enjoyment and improve your home’s value. Let us guide you through the design and construction of your dream deck. From designing the deck for your needs and