Did you know your roof is your first and best line of defense when it comes to controlling your energy costs? Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition our homes and buildings. An energy-efficient roof not only protects you from the harsh elements, but can markedly make a difference in your energy costs. And here in South Texas we'll take any help we can get!
Fortunately, energy efficient roofs are not a trend and are here to stay. These roofing materials are made to withstand the onslaught of ultraviolet rays coming from the sun. Year in and year out this does take a toll on your roof in addition to other elements such as wind, rain and hail.
Here are a few tips when it comes to choosing materials that can actually make a difference on your energy costs.
Choose innovative materials
Most people don’t stay up on the latest roofing trends and materials but this is something we love to do! We pride ourselves on staying up to date on the latest and greatest so we can offer our customer exactly what they need.
We have you covered should you be ready to discuss metal roofing benefits, or any of the latest ENERGY STAR certified roofing products available. A metal roof in particular is an excellent choice as they reflect solar radiant heat. This alone can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 25% or more. In addition, they offer fire resistant benefits and often contain recycled materials.
In certain applications, we can apply a heat resistant silicone coating. This coating is applied the same way one would apply paint. It contains reflective pigments that protect and can deflect the harsh UV rays from the sun. Instead of absorbing the heat this type of coating will maintain an even cooler temperature and this will reflect in your home energy cost.
Attic insulation is not something you may choose to tackle on your own, but if you have the know how, this is a great way to reduce your energy costs. You can choose from a wide array of insulating products such as blown-in, spray or foam insulation. Short term, if you decide to do it yourself, attic insulation may cost you a weekend worth of labor. The long term payoff is worth it however, as you will eventually see your energy bill go down.
CCR Roofing is happy to help you decide the right type of roof for your home or business. Call us today to speak with a friendly roofing expert! 855.739.6864