Replacing your roof can improve your home’s energy efficiency. A poorly insulated roof can let out too much warmth in winter and let in too much heat in summer, making it more difficult for your HVAC to keep you comfortable. Installing an energy-efficient roof is one way you can save money on energy bills. The Carpenter’s Touch, an expert residential roofing contractor, explains how a new roof can save you energy:
Installing Reflective Shingles
Many roofing manufacturers offer energy-efficient roofing shingles with special solar-reflecting colors. These shingles have special reflective granules that bounce solar heat away from your home, allowing your attic to stay cool even during the summer. These highly reflective shingles also last longer.
Installing a Radiant Barrier
A roofing company can install a radiant barrier to further improve your roof’s energy efficiency. A radiant barrier helps reflect the heat away from the attic. Since installing the barrier requires replacing the roof sheathing, this roof accessory is often applied during a reroofing project. Talk to The Carpenter’s Touch for more information on this.
Fresh air plays an important role in your roof’s health. Ventilation will prevent your attic from becoming excessively hot during the summer season. If roof ventilation is poor, then extreme attic heat can warp the roof decking and damage your roof shingles. During a roof replacement, The Carpenter’s Touch team can add ventilation to your roofing system.
Proper roof insulation will extend your roof’s lifespan and greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency. Insulation acts as a barrier that reduces the amount of thermal transfer between the attic and the thermostat-controlled air in the house. Insulation will prevent heat from escaping during the winter and reduce heat’s effect on your interior during summer.
Many homeowners choose The Carpenter’s Touch for their roof replacement projects because of our outstanding staff and excellent workmanship. We continually refine our processes and technology, allowing us to provide our customers with the services they deserve. Call us at (973) 692-7779 to learn more about our services and products, or to get an estimate. We serve Livingston, NJ, and nearby areas.