Why should you use energy-efficient roofs? First, they keep your home cool during summer. Did you know that energy-efficient roofing materials can reflect as much as 80% of the sun’s heat? This means they do not absorb heat that makes your air conditioning work harder. They also help you save on electricity costs because you will not need to turn on your AC often when your home is cool.
Get to know how energy efficient are the common roofing materials today.
Superior-quality metal roofs feature built-in ventilation to keep the ideal interior attic temperature and get rid of moist air produced by your home. The result? Reduced humidity and inhibited growth of mildew and molds.
Aluminum and steel roofing systems are the best reflectors of sun’s heat and can reduce the risk of fire in your home. Metal roofs are also an attractive option for many homeowners because they usually cost less than other roofing materials.
Concrete and clay tile roofs
Another energy-efficient roofing material, concrete and clay tile do a great job of shielding your home from high temperatures. On top of that, they have small air gaps between the tiles that provide ventilation and thermal protection. To boost their energy-efficiency capabilities, you can paint the tiles. Just make sure that the paint color will bounce off heat instead of absorbing it.
Asphalt shingles and wooden roofs
If you are looking to save on your power bills, avoid using asphalt shingles or wooden roofing, as they absorb heat into the attic and the entire home. Because of the excessive heat, your air conditioning will have to work harder.
When choosing energy-efficient roofs, look at their Energy Star rating that indicates their ability to reduce surface temperature and home energy use. You can also contact us for advice on the right roofing materials to choose.