There are several strategies to increase the energy efficiency of your home. Typically, an HVAC improvement is considered the best answer. But did you know that your roofing can also save you energy? While your home’s heating and cooling system is critical to your home’s energy efficiency, keep in mind that your roofing can also have an impact on your indoor temperature and comfort.
In this post, roof repair and replacement expert Chase Roofing LLC explains how your roof can boost your home’s energy efficiency and help you save on energy bills.
Through attic insulation, your roof can help reduce your home’s energy bills. The insulation works by preventing external temperatures from affecting your attic. At the same time, insulation prevents cool conditioned air from rising and escaping to the attic from your living spaces.
Attic ventilation is an important aspect of roof design. Good ventilation enables smooth and continuous airflow throughout the attic by bringing fresh, cool air into the space through intake vents and allowing warm air to exit through exhaust vents. This means that excess heat will not be trapped in the attic, ensuring your indoor temperature is consistent regardless of the weather outside. This means your indoor spaces will be pleasant and comfortable and your air conditioner won’t have a hard time cooling your home — all thanks to the proper airflow in your roofing system.
The greater the ability of your roof to reflect sunlight, the more energy-efficient it is. That said, solar reflection depends on the material used in your roofing system. Some asphalt shingles, for example, are made with sophisticated technology that helps the roof reflect sunlight, thus preventing heat buildup in the attic. This then reduces the need for air conditioning in your living spaces, resulting in significant energy savings.
If you’re looking for other ways to save energy with your roofing, consult the experts at Chase Roofing LLC. We can help with all kinds of roofing concerns, including gutter repair, skylight installation and roof replacement. Call us at (757) 872-0700 (Yorktown) or (757) 206-1948 (Williamsburg). You can also fill out our contact form to book an appointment. We serve clients in Newport News, VA, and nearby areas.