As more and more homeowners make the switch to a more environmentally conscious mindset, finding energy-efficient solutions to home remodeling has never been more relevant and important. Today, many residential roofing options showcase efficiency ratings that can help you save money on your utility bills. However, despite the flashy ads and catchy slogans, it’s important to note that performance ratings are highly dependent on the location of your home. Some roofing materials might perform poorly under your climate but will work better in another.
So how do you figure out which is which in the world of energy-efficient roofing? Here are a few tips from our experienced roofers at M & A Roof Home Improvement.
Metal roofs have recently taken the lead in energy efficiency ratings as far as roofing systems are concerned, making it one of the most popular options today. Metal roof installations must be handled by a properly trained roofing contractor to fully maximize its benefits. If you’re due for a replacement soon, consider getting a metal roof instead to improve your home’s efficiency and save a little money on energy.
Your home gets massive amounts of heat from the sun everyday, which could directly affect your home’s cooling efforts. Applying a reflective coating on your roof could help minimize this daily heat gain, improving upon the already noteworthy performance of an existing metal roof. Additionally, the coating doubles as a protective layer against premature weathering and impact damage, essentially adding a few more years to your roof’s life span.
Call roof repair professionals at the first sign of a leak. Visible leaks are often the end result of an even bigger but invisible problem encompassing the whole roofing system. You can further improve the performance and, by extension, the efficiency, of a roof by simply keeping up with its repair requirements.
At M & A Roof Home Improvement, we are your leading provider of metal roof installation, repair, and maintenance services. Give us a call at (757) 942-2700 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Williamsburg, VA.