10 Feb Metal Roofing, Insulation, and How to Increase the Energy Efficiency of Your Home.
Winter is here. It’s cold outside. Your energy bill is through the roof with no end in sight because the same thing happens during the summer. So what do you do? Let’s take a look at three ways you can improve your home’s energy efficiency through your roof.
Proper Attic Insulation
Proper Insulation is KEY to the sustainable efficiency of your home. Insulation protects your home from heat, cold weather, and moisture, which can be detrimental to your home structure. According to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, roughly 90% of American homes are under-insulated. The average American homeowner can save north of $780 a year with adequate insulation. You can get in touch with Orange Elephant for a free quote.
Add A Cooling Coating
Adding a cooling coating to your roof can dramatically reduce heat absorption in your home. Added benefits include increased UV and waterproofing protection. Cooling coatings lighten the color of your roof. If you’ve ever worn a black shirt in the summer, you get the idea.
Replace Old Shingles With Energy Efficient Materials
As shingles age, their ability to protect and insulate your home diminishes. Consider replacing outdated materials with energy-efficient ones like metal roofing. While initially more expensive, metal roofing provides energy savings in the long run.
If your roofing system is installed improperly, even the best and most expensive materials will prove to be useless. Proper installation is an essential part of maximizing the protection and energy efficiency of your home. Orange Elephant Roofing is family owned and operated with over 15 years of experience in the industry. Get in touch with our team today for a free evaluation of your roofing system. We can’t wait to work with you!