Lower Your Electricity Billy with Energy-Efficient Roofing
Having your roofing system installed professionally can help you reduce your energy costs significantly and make your home more comfortable. Today, some of the quality roofing systems have increased their insulating values. They help increase your heat deflection while helping you save even more money in terms of energy costs.
So, how can you reduce bills with a new roof?
Energy Star Rating
The government has created the ENERGY STAR program that promotes the use of energy-efficient products. Only highly reflective roofing products are given the Energy Star label. These are the roofs that reflect enough of the sun’s rays that they are able to lower the temperature on the surface of a roof by as much as 56 degrees Celsius.
Your roofing material and its colour should be selected based on your location. Light-coloured roofs reflect heat and are effective in warmer climates, while dark-coloured roofs are great for absorbing heat, thus making them a good option in cooler climates. If you live in a warmer area or if you have trouble keeping your home cool, you can cover your existing roof with a light-coloured coating to lower your cooling costs, and the same goes for those who live in a cooler area but want the opposite.
Invest in Adequate Installation
There is a whole array of science out there about thermal exchange and heat transfer, but all we really need to know is this: in winter, heat escapes our homes, and in summer, it tries to return. Insulation is important because it regulates the temperature of your home no matter what the weather is, offering you and your family a comfortable ambient temperature all-year round.
Insulation also acts as a barrier to the cold air trying to enter. You will find your home less reliant on fireplaces and heaters with correctly installed insulation.
There are four standard types of insulation that can be used in residential buildings:
*BLANKET INSULATION – This type of insulation is filled with mineral fibers such as rockwool and fiberglass.
*POLYURETHANE and POLYISOCYANURATE FOAM INSULATION – This type of insulation is sprayed into the cavities and crevices of a home by professional installers.
*LOOSE FILL INSULATION – This type of insulation consists of rockwool, fiberglass, and/or cellulose and it is contained in pellets or fibers. This type of insulation is installed with the use of pneumatic tools.
*RIGID INSULATION – This type of insulation is typically packaged in pipe fittings or boards and it is typically used to insulate wall sheaths and foundations.