When it comes to saving on utility costs, one of the first things that come to mind is energy-efficient appliances. However, investing in the right building materials for your home can also help you save on heating and cooling costs. Among the most important components when it comes to energy efficiency is the roof.
Keep reading to learn how you can conserve energy at home through your roofing system.
Invest in a Metal Roof
Metal roofing is not only energy-efficient but also good for the environment. It’s typically made of 30 to 60 percent recycled materials and can be reused at the end of its life. This material usually features a reflective coating, helping your home stay cool in summer and warm in winter. When properly installed and maintained, a metal roof can last for more than 50 years. This roofing option comes in a wide range of styles and colors to complement every home.
Select the Right Reflective Coating
Coatings are crucial to the energy efficiency of metal roofs. They improve a roof’s reflectiveness, durability and defenses against the elements. A lot of metal roofs come in pre-coated aluminum, zinc, or both. However, you can also choose your color and coating. It would help to do your research on different coatings. A skilled roof repair and replacement contractor can also help you choose which one is best for your system.
Make Sure Your Attic Has Sufficient Insulation
Even if you have an energy-efficient roofing material, it won’t work as well if your attic doesn’t have enough insulation. Make sure your attic is properly insulated and all gaps and holes in your ductwork are sealed.
For quality roof replacement and gutter repair services, turn to Chase Roofing LLC. Give us a call at (757) 872-0700 (Yorktown) or (757) 206-1948 (Williamsburg). You may also fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Newport News, VA, and the nearby communities.