An excellent roof protects your home and reduces energy consumption. It can also help keep your living spaces remain comfortable regardless of the season. Keep reading to know how a well-installed roof contributes to your home’s energy efficiency.
Good attic insulation helps maintain consistent temperatures in your attic and interiors. With excellent insulation, less heat can get into your living spaces, reducing the energy needed for heating and cooling your spaces.
Attic insulation and ventilation work together to extend your roof’s lifespan and provide comfortable indoor temperatures. Good ventilation reduces heat buildup in the attic, helping cool your living spaces. During winter, proper ventilation and insulation can prevent ice dams from forming. Your roofers can build intake vents to provide fresh air into the attic while letting warm, stale air exit through the exhaust vents.
Your roof’s color can affect your home’s indoor temperatures too. Dark roofs absorb more heat than light colors, so choosing light-colored shingles is preferable in warmer climates. Meanwhile, you can use dark-colored asphalt shingles if you live in a colder climate since it will help you save on heating bills.
Be sure to look for ENERGY STAR® roofing systems. These are energy-efficient roofing products that will reduce your heating and cooling bills. ENERGY STAR asphalt shingles, such as those manufactured by GAF, are great at reflecting solar energy back into the atmosphere. Ask a manufacturer-certified roofer, such as 4U Roofing, to learn more about your energy-efficient roofing options.
Radiant barriers reflect heat away from the attic with a special coat of paint. This paint lowers solar heat gain and works with the attic ventilation and insulation to lower the attic temperature.
4U Roofing has a reputation for installing high-quality roofing systems. Call us at (251) 235-2222 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.