While your heating and cooling system is important to your home’s energy efficiency, your roofing can also have a significant impact on your home’s energy performance. Aside from protecting your home against elements, your roof also acts as insulation that keeps your living spaces warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Here are three ways your roof is helping you save energy.
1. Through Solar Reflection
The greater the ability of your roof to reflect sunlight, the more energy-efficient it is. Roofs with high solar reflection can help reduce the surface temperature of your home. Solar reflection is typically related to the material used in your roofing system. If your roof is unable to effectively reflect solar heat, the shingles will absorb the heat, which will then be distributed throughout your living space.
2. Through Proper Ventilation
Hot air can become trapped in your attic if your home isn’t properly ventilated. As a result, your roof shingles could blister, and the rest of your living space can become too warm. Keep in mind that your roof should be designed with ventilation to ensure proper airflow in your attic. This is crucial to keeping your roof in good condition.
That said, make sure your roof is inspected regularly by your trusted roof repair and maintenance contractor. Being able to detect roofing issues in their early stages allows you to carry out repairs, avoid extensive damage and extend the life of your roof.
3. Through Your Attic
Attic ventilation has always been an important aspect of roof design. It allows for smooth and continuous airflow throughout the attic by drawing fresh, cool air into your home through the intake vents and allowing warm, moisture-laden air to escape through the exhaust vents. This exchange of air prevents excess heat from getting trapped in the attic and transferring into your living spaces. As a result, your air conditioner can function more efficiently and have an easier time maintaining your desired indoor temperature – which means lower energy bills for you.
As a trusted and respected contractor, Tri-County Contracting provides a thorough inspection and accurate roofing estimates. We offer professional home interior and exterior services. Call us at (262) 679-6100, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve homeowners in New Berlin, WI, and other areas.