Did you know that the roofing material can either improve or decrease the energy efficiency of your home? At Allegiant Roofing, we know how important the right roofing materials are for both longevity and performance. To help you make an informed decision, we have compiled a list of energy efficient roofing material options that can help you beat the heat and save money on your energy bills.
What type of roof can help you save money on energy bills?
We all know for the fact that dark color absorbs more heat than lighter ones. The lighter the roof color, the less heat it absorbs in summers and the less your air-conditioner works overtime. These are known as cool-roofs.
Cool roofs or highly reflective roofs are typically white and reflect more sunlight thus helping in maintaining a more comfortable temperature inside your home. There are some roofing materials that are manufactured to deliver better insulation. Besides that, there are specialty coating options as well that can make less ‘cool’ roofing materials more insulating and reflective.
‘Cool-roof’ roofing material options
Asphalts shingles are the most commonly used roofing materials due to the low cost and ease of installation. However, asphalt shingles absorb more heat and are poor at reflecting it, even when they are lighter in color. Opting for asphalt shingles that have granular coatings with reflective or white particles can still help in improving the indoor temperature.
Here are some energy efficient roofing material options.
Even though metal gets very hot in the heat but they are highly reflective so most of the heat is redirected away from the house below. The metal roofs can be designed as more traditional-looking shingles or a series of panels, and they are light in weight and are easy to install. Metal roofs are also available in various colors and styles to suit your requirements. When installed properly metal roofs can last up to 50 years
The tile roofing can be done with roofing materials such as slate, concrete, or clay. Most of the tile roofing materials are made to maximize heat reflectivity. The air can easily circulate under the tiles thus conserving energy during both warm and cold weather. Moreover, tiles are high fire resistant and have a long lifespan. Also, roofing tiles are available in a range of styles and colors, so they can be installed in almost any structure and blend nicely with buildings in the neighborhood.
Slate or tile roofing can be also be coated in specialty glazings to increase their heat reflectivity which further enhances insulation against heat.
Green roofing is gaining popularity among homeowners. These are energy-efficient roofs that help in improving the sustainability of the property. These roofs insulate the property against heat and reduce the cost of cooling the building. The plants that form the outer layer of the roof protect the inner roof layers from sun rays. Besides that, a green roof can also help you save money as it significantly reduces stormwater from seeping in by retaining and absorbing the water.
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If you are planning to replace your roof with more energy-efficient roofing material options, you can rely on Allegiant Roofing to get the job done right. As a local roofing contractor in Dayton, Ohio, we provide all roofing services, click here to contact us.