Your heating and cooling system tends to work harder in the summer and winter to keep your living spaces comfortable. Choosing an energy-efficient roofing material for your home can reduce your HVAC use, which means more energy savings.
Read on to discover ways you can save energy at home through your roof.
Choose Metal Roofing
Most metal roofs come with a reflective coating that keeps your home cool in summer and warm in winter. By choosing this material, you can save up to 40% of energy costs. Even a standard unpainted metal roof reflects more solar radiation than the asphalt roof.
This energy-efficient and eco-friendly material works well with both traditional and modern architectures. Some products are stone-coated to resemble slate tile roofing or clay tiles.
Apply a Reflective Roof Coating
A high-reflective and highly emissive painted or granular-coated metal roof is ideal for reducing energy consumption and can re-emit up to 90% of absorbed solar radiation. Coatings improve a roof’s reflectiveness, energy efficiency, durability and weather-resistance. Your roofer may recommend a steel roof that’s usually pre-coated with zinc, aluminum or a combination of the two. However, you may also hand-pick a specific color and coating so do research on the emissivity of different coating options.
Add Attic Insulation
You can make the most of your roofing investment by modifying your home to reduce energy use. Add layers of insulation to the attic to seal holes and leaks in the ductwork. Make sure to conceal leaks around doors and windows to prevent drafts.
Tedrick’s Roofing is the area’s best and most trusted roofing company. We’ve been providing high-quality residential and commercial roofing services for more than 25 years. Call us at (206) 824-3440 and (253) 499-9660. You can also complete our online form to request a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Tacoma, WA.