Energy efficiency for roofing products can differ greatly depending on such factors as material type and quality, the quality of the installation and the amount of maintenance that might be necessary over time.
When you want to improve the energy efficiency of your roof, there are a few very important details you’ll want to keep track of:
- What type of roof do you have?
- How old is it?
- How durable is it and how long is it considered that it might last?
- What type and amount of attic insulation do you currently have?
- What types of upgrades are available for it, and how expensive are they?
- Should you consider buying and installing a new type of roof that’s more energy efficient?
The main methods of improving your roof’s energy efficiency is by either increasing the amount of insulation you have, installing upgrades, or installing a new type of roof. Upgrades such as special insulation coating and improved flashing can keep heat inside to a better extent, while adding more attic insulation also works towards the same goal, since the insulation can aid your roof in keeping the temperature inside your home under control and reducing the amount of energy you have to use to heat it. Talk to an experienced Denver roofer about insulation options.
Of course, the same principle goes for homes where the AC is overworked as well. A better roof or an improved layer of insulation will keep the temperature overall stable, so your AC won’t have to use as much power during the summer.