by Gilly Brewster
For those looking to save energy & money, the answer may very well be achieved through the investment in an energy efficient roof. Energy efficient roofs have the distinct ability to reduce overall energy consumption to a percentage of 40%.
Not only this, but an energy efficient roof can also improve the function of insulation by improving its performance, which in essence can reduce the heat lost during the winter months and reduce the heat gained during the summer months. Investing in an energy efficient roof can also improve the efficiency of air conditioning on the rooftop of the house.
Very little people realize just how hot a roof or an attic on a house can become. The answer is very hot. During summer months, the roof is the part of the house that absorbs the most heat and while many homeowners choose to turn up the air conditioner to solve their problems, many realize that the solution can easily be investing in energy efficient roof which will in the long run aid the homeowner with keeping a cooler house during the summer and a warmer house during the winter, without the excessive use of heating and air systems.
An energy efficient roof can come in various forms. Of the different types are metal roofs. Metal roofing is considered a great option due to its extreme level of durability.
Although the initial cost is much higher than the installation of any basic roofing, in the long run of course, the initial cost will prove to be your answer to many things, one of, which is your question of energy saving capabilities. These types of roofs not only save a homeowner quite a bit of energy, but also come with the buyer promise of a 30-50 year warranty.
Metal roofs can also be custom made to the point of having an appearance of any other normal roof available on the market. So while you're saving energy, you're also keeping up quite a nice appearance incomparison to the homes that may surround you.
More importantly, a metal roof can be very beneficial during summer months when there is nothing but sun. While other roofs can tend to absorb the rays and make the house hotter, the materials that make up metal roofs have the ability to reflect the sun's rays up to a high of 90%. Thus, inside of your home, a lot of the potential energy that could be used is no longer needed, therefore, energy is saved.
Although metal roofs are considered to be the bell of the ball in terms of energy efficient roofing options, there are other options for how to save energy through your choice of roofing. You just have to carefully consider all of your options and be sure of what type of roofing best suits your needs, finance wise as well as benefit wise. Just be sure that the purchase you make fits your intent.
There is no need to pay a lot of money for something that does not save you money in the end. If the right energy efficient roof is chosen, you will see the beneficial result in the form a lower rate on the costs of your utility bills as well as an increased rate in terms of the overall value of the home you live in.