Posted on: 10 March 2017Share
Efficiency is a concern with the average cost of home utility costs going up. When you need to do repairs like a roof replacement, energy efficient improvements are going to be a good way to reduce your energy costs. Today, modern roofing can provide you with solutions like reducing heat gain, renewable energy and better thermal barriers. Here are some of the best energy efficient improvements to do with your roof replacement:
1. Reduce Heat Gain with Modern Roofing Solutions That Reflect UV Radiation
Heat gain is a problem with conventional asphalt shingles, but there are some improvements that can help solve this problem. If you are planning on having asphalt shingles installed on your roof, consider using underlayment materials that help reflect heat. There are also modern cool roofing materials, which have special light-colored finishes that reflect UV radiation and help to reduce heat gain in your home. Cool roofing systems are commonly used on commercial buildings, and they are now available for homes with conventional shingle roofs.
2. Integrating Renewable Energy into Your Home with A Roof Replacement
Renewable energy is another improvement to consider for your home. Renewable energy can be integrated into your roof replacement by using materials like solar shingles that have panels in them. Another option that you may want to consider is having solar panels installed when you have your new roof installed or installing solar water heaters. These renewable energy solutions will help provide energy for your home with the new roofing. Solar water heaters can be recessed into your roof to make them less noticeable and blend in with your roof design.
3. Thermal Barrier Roofing Systems to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Thermal barriers are another good solution to consider to reduce the energy consumption of your home. The thermal barrier may be something like insulation in the attic or foam coating on the rafters. Other thermal barrier solutions can include living roof systems that have soil and plant life for the roof of your home and provide better insulation for your home. The living roof will also provide your home with an environmentally friendly roofing solution.
With a more, energy efficient roof for your home, you will be able to greatly reduce your energy bills. Contact a residential roofing contractor like Christofferson Construction LLC to help with some of these improvements to make your home more energy efficient when you have your roof replaced.