How a New Roof Can Lower Your Energy Costs
Aug 29, 2019
A new roof can offer several benefits for your home, including improved curb appeal, increased safety, and a longer lifespan. Another great benefit that a new roof offers is a lower energy bill.
Here are 3 ways a new roof can help reduce your energy costs:
- New Insulation
A properly insulated roof can work wonders on your energy bill. Insulation forms a barrier between your roof, your attic, and the rest of your home. This helps to keep your home cool during the hot months and warm during the cold months, saving you money year-round. It’s possible to replace your insulation at any time, but during a roof replacement is one of the best times to get this job done.
- Proper Ventilation
Ventilation may not be your first thought when you think of your roof, but it is very important in preserving the lifespan of your roof and the comfort of your home. Proper ventilation has beneficial aspects in all types of weather. When it’s hot outside, ventilation allows the hot air to escape the attic and takes a lot of the burden off of your air conditioning system. This is also important during the colder months since hot air in the attic can cause ice dams to form on your roof.
- Durable and Reflective Materials
When choosing the material for your roof replacement, you can choose options that best reflect the sun’s rays. At Exterior Source, we recommend “cool roof” roofing materials from GAF, which minimizes heat gain from the sun and thus reduces the amount of heat that goes into the house and attic. This can directly translate into higher savings on your air conditioning bills.
These are just a few of the long-term benefits of a new roof! At Exterior Source, we help you save money on the entire roof replacement process — starting by offering you a free quote. As a GAF Master Elite Contractor, we are properly insured and certified, so you can be sure you’re getting the best in roof replacement.