How Can a Roof Service Affect Your Energy Usage?

Homeowners experience high energy costs when their homes lose heat or cool air through various places. For example, almost 40% of heat loss occurs because windows are drafty. Single-pane windows can increase that number to 50%, according to Home Advisor. Houses that have outdated or damaged roofs lose even more energy. There are multiple ways a roofing service can help you save money on your energy bills.

Shingle Replacement Can Decrease Your Energy Bills

As a roof ages, it slowly begins to deteriorate. This deterioration happens quicker during extreme weather, such as hurricanes, storms with strong winds, or extreme cold. As shingles age and become brittle, they are easily blown away. Other times, they crack. A missing shingle or crack might not seem like a big deal, but your home slowly loses heat through every gap on your roof. A roof service can assess your roof and make the repairs necessary to keep your energy bills low.

New Roofs Use Updated Technology

Outdated roofs using standard shingles and technology were considered up-to-date twenty years ago. Modern insulation used is specially formulated to keep your home at a comfortably regulated temperature. Shingles are available in various colors and materials to provide you with the benefits you need. For example, those that live in a colder climate can opt for black shingles to absorb heat from the sun, which helps to increase the temperature inside naturally. When you work with a roofing service to install a new roof, you’ll discover how something as simple as shingle color can help you reduce energy bills.

A New Roof Provides Better Ventilation

A roof is designed to provide perfect ventilation between the attic and the outdoors. If a home is not properly ventilated, then it leads to extreme temperatures in the attic. For example, the attic will feel as hot or cold as it is outside because there is no proper ventilation. This cold or hot air then seeps into the rest of the house, which can result in uncomfortable temperatures, and you have to adjust the thermostat. However, when your roof is properly ventilated, you’ll enjoy feeling comfortable and having lower energy bills.

Making sure you work with a reputable roof service will ensure that the job gets done right the first time so you can enjoy having a more energy-efficient home sooner rather than later. Contact us to discuss how we can help you today!

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