If you’re considering an upgrade to your home–whether as simple as a new dishwasher or a more prominent investment such as a new roof–it’s always a good idea to explore energy-efficient options. Even if it costs you a bit more upfront, several benefits will make it worth the investment in the long run.
Saving money on utility bills is why many homeowners opt for energy-efficient upgrades. This can include electric, gas, and water bills, just to name a few.
Plus, energy-efficient options are better for the environment. While it may not seem like one household can significantly impact, every little bit makes a difference. As more homeowners choose energy-conscious upgrades, the more it cuts back on excess water usage and harmful emissions, making it a win for the planet and your wallet.
How to Make Your Roof More Energy Efficient
Believe it or not, your home’s roof can significantly impact its energy efficiency. When the time comes to upgrade your roofing, keep these tips in mind.
Consider Lighter-colored Roofing Materials
It’s a well-known fact that darker colors attract the sun’s heat. If your home is covered in dark asphalt shingles, it might as well be a magnet on those hot summer days.
A lighter-colored roofing material won’t have this same effect, meaning your roof (and subsequently your home) will naturally remain at a more stable temperature. The plus side is that you won’t have to rely as heavily on the air conditioning or fans to keep your house cool when the mercury rises outside, helping you save on your monthly energy bills.
Have Your Home Properly Insulated
Proper insulation is one thing, but ensuring your home is insulated thoroughly is another. The bottom line is, if the home builder didn’t install your insulation correctly, it’s not doing what you think it is to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
Poor insulation means you are throwing your money (in the form of air conditioning and heating) out the window. It is well worth ensuring the outside elements are not sneaking in through a poorly insulated roof.
Choose the Right Material for Your Home
This one is all about location, location, location. What works for one home may not work for another. It’s best to ask a roofing expert what they recommend for your home based on climate, the likelihood of extreme weather events, and other factors.
Salemi Exteriors Has Your Back
Upgrading your home’s energy efficiency takes dedication and expertise. Trust Salemi Exteriors to work with you through every step of the process to ensure your new roof checks all the right boxes. Contact our team by calling 978.804.5972 or fill out our online form for more information about our energy-efficient roofing options!