3 Strategies for an Energy-Efficient Roof
There has never been a more important time to save energy. When it comes to making your home more energy-efficient, you should start from the top down. Creating an energy-efficient roof is not difficult when you have the right information available coupled with the help of a professional roofer. Paradigm Roofing is happy to show you the top strategies for an energy-efficient roof.
1. Lighter Colors
If you are thinking of replacing your roof, opt for a lighter color. Lighter colors reflect light rather than absorbing it. When a dark roof absorbs light, it heats up you home, causing you to use more energy to cool it. You can completely replace your roof with a lighter colored option or paint a lighter roof coating onto your existing roof. There are also many energy-efficient roofing options that you can discuss with your local roofer.
2. Proper Insulation and Ventilation
Your roof wants to keep in the air you want. Everyone knows that you insulate your home to keep it comfortable, but many people don’t realize that your roof is insulated as well. A poorly insulated roof needs more heating and cooling to keep it at a desired temperature. Ventilation helps by releasing hot air that can get trapped in your attic. Improper or insufficient ventilation is a common cause of expensive energy bills. Make sure to have your roof inspected by a professional to see if you need additional ventilation and have adequate insulation.
3. Professional Installation and Repair
The best way to ensure your roof is the most efficient it can be is for it to be inspected by a roofing professional. The licensed roofing technicians at Paradigm Roofing can make recommendations on how to improve the energy-efficiency of your roof and whether it is worth it to replace with new materials.