Many homeowners are looking for ways to save money from energy consumption. But did you know that investing in a roof replacement project can help you achieve that? The initial cost might be significant, but with proper installation and ongoing maintenance, you can reap the benefits of a new roof, especially when it comes to energy efficiency.
Pritchett Roofing Inc. shares the three ways on how your roof can help you save energy.
1. Cool Roof Installation
Summer might be a few months away, but you may have already been using an AC unit. As the outdoor temperatures rise, so do the cooling costs, which will drive your electricity bills high. With a new roof, however, you have the opportunity to pick light-colored roofing materials that help reflect sunlight and heat. With these properties of your new roof, you can lower your AC’s thermostat and your unit will not have to work overtime to keep your living spaces comfortable.
2. Upgraded Insulation
During a roof repair or replacement, your roofer makes sure that there is adequate insulation in your attic and roof deck. This is to help keep excess heat out of your home during summer, and preserve heat inside during winter. With enough insulation, your HVAC system will not work twice as hard to achieve the correct temperatures inside your home.
3. Improved Ventilation
Your attic’s ventilation system is also something that you can look into. After all, it is a component that’s crucial to your roof’s health and performance. During the summer months, your roof and attic can get extremely hot. Without ventilation, the heat from both the inside of your attic and outside your home may warp your roof decking and shorten the life of your asphalt shingles. When the pros work on your roof, make sure your roof has adequate intake and exhaust vents to allow air circulation in and out of the attic and prevent issues that could compromise your home’s comfort and your roof’s structural integrity.
Pritchett Roofing Inc. specializes in a wide range of services, including residential and commercial roofing, siding, and windows. Call us now at (770) 345-1622 or fill out our contact form for a consultation. We’re excited to serve clients in Canton, GA.