Your roof does more than just protect your home from the elements and enhance its curb appeal. It can also contribute greatly to your home’s energy efficiency. But how?
A well-ventilated roof helps make sure your roof is in the right temperature by promoting air circulation inside the attic. Adequate intake and exhaust vents draw fresh air in and expel warm and humid attic air out respectively, reducing heat buildup inside the space. With this, you can rest easy knowing you don’t have to pay more on energy consumption because your air conditioning system isn’t working twice as hard to keep your home cool.
Insulation is just as important as ventilation in well-designed roofing systems. It acts as a thermal barrier that stops warm or cool air coming from the HVAC system from finding its way to the attic, impacting indoor comfort, and causing significant energy loss.
The intense heat of the sun can cause heat to build up inside the attic, especially during the summer. This can lead to higher energy bills, especially if your roof doesn’t have enough ventilation and insulation. Even if yours have these important components present, you can still bolster its energy performance by investing in roofing materials with high solar reflectance. When exposed to the sun, these products absorb less of the heat, reflecting it back to the atmosphere instead to keep your indoor living spaces comfortable.
For your residential roofing needs, turn to Christian Brothers Roofing. As an Owens Corning® Platinum Preferred Contractor, we offer asphalt shingles that come in a wide variety of styles and color selections to tie your home’s visual elements together or create a roof that’s stunning enough to be the central focus of your property. To learn more about what we can do for you, give us a call at (270) 715-1999, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate.