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Which Roofing Option is Most Energy-Efficient?

You’re likely weighing the pros and disadvantages of different roofing options if you are looking for a new roof. Durability, durability, longevity, and maintenance are all important. But what about energy-efficient roofing systems? If you can save money over the long-term, a new roof can be a big investment.

There are many roofing options on the market that trap heat in your attic. This can lead to a dramatic increase in your home’s temperature and your energy bills. An energy-efficient roof is a good choice for homes that are prone to heat buildup. You could even be able to save money on your monthly energy bill with this type of roof.

What makes a roof energy efficient?

An energy-efficient roof does not absorb heat well. The temperature inside your home will rise depending on how hot it is outside. If your roof reflects heat away, it will help maintain a cooler indoor temperature.

Did you know that wearing dark clothing makes you feel warmer on hot days? Because dark colors like navy and black absorb heat more than lighter colors like white and beige, this is why you feel warmer. This is also true for roofing systems.

When you are looking for a roof replacement, it is important to consider the material and color of each roof.

Types of roofing materials and their energy efficiency

The type of roof that protects your home’s energy efficiency is one of the most important factors. Six popular roofing materials are available today:

  • Asphalt
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Clay
  • Concrete
  • Slate

While most roofs are energy efficient, some roofs perform better than others. These are the three most energy-efficient roofs available:

1. Metal roofs

Metal roofs are the most efficient roofing system available. Metal roofs can seem like a bad choice at first, as they get hot. But that is exactly why they are so great. Metal is reflective and emissive and can reflect UV rays away and doesn’t absorb heat. Metal roofs are fire resistant and last for 50 years on average.

2. Clay and concrete tile roofs

Clay tile roofs are very energy-efficient due to how they are installed. The roofing system covers each tile in a way that allows air flow and circulation. This roofing system is very popular among homeowners and comes in many different styles and colors.

3. Asphalt Shingle Roofs

If you are looking for an efficient roofing system, many asphalt shingles can be a good choice. However, not all asphalt shingles are the same. Asphalt shingles can be as energy-efficient as metal roofs when they are infused with reflective materials. However, many asphalt shingles don’t have these granules. You should ensure that you are researching local asphalt shingle roofing companies to find those who install energy-efficient shingles.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers roofing in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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