Do you have big plans for your roofing system this spring? If you’re looking to get a full roof replacement or a professional roof inspection, you’ll need to consider how you can maximize your roof’s energy efficiency. Our roof replacement team at Burr Roofing, Siding, & Windows explores a few ways it can be done:
Inspect Your Roof’s Vents
Depending on the weather, your attic can accumulate heat which can slowly cause damage to your roof’s inner layers and affect its lifespan. A good ventilation system prevents this by letting air circulate throughout your attic and having enough intake and exhaust vents installed. This also helps keep your indoors more comfortable, so you don’t have to rely as heavily on your HVAC system.
Check Your Attic’s Insulation
The insulation in your attic is necessary to ensure your home’s comfort. It acts as a thermal barrier that maintains indoor temperatures, which helps keep your home warm for longer during the winter season and cooler during summer. It also helps ensure indoor air quality and lowers your home’s energy consumption.
With a proper insulation layer installed on your attic, you can extend your roof’s life span. Have our experts at Burr check if you have enough insulation installed, as well as identify and seal any air holes and gaps to eliminate drafts that may otherwise affect your roof’s energy efficiency.
Choose the Right Shingle
If you’re planning a full shingle roof replacement, it is important to consider the brand of asphalt shingles you install. As a CertainTeed® Silver Star Certified Contractor and Master Shingle Applicator, we highly recommend CertainTeed roofing products. Their products are Energy Star rated as they save a measurable amount of energy, in turn saving the homeowners money on their energy bill. CertainTeed qualifies for the Energy Star rating by meeting all specifications set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This brand of shingles is also Solar Reflective which is important in the warmer months to redirect heat and light to lower the roof temperature and therefore save energy.
If you’re looking for an energy efficiency upgrade to your home’s roofing system, our team at Burr is ready to help you get the job done. Call (203) 660-2009 or fill out our online request form to get started.