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What Is The Key To Energy Efficient Roofing?


Energy efficient homes are good for the environment. They help maintain comfortable temperatures and they can save a lot of money on energy costs. In short, every homeowner desires an energy efficient home. Your roof plays an important role in the energy efficiency of your home. What exactly should homeowners be looking for when constructing a more energy efficient roof?

Material:
The roofing material used can play a big part in energy efficiency. Asphalt shingles, for example, absorb large amounts of heat, which makes your home work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures. Metal roofs, on the other hand, do an excellent job of reflecting heat. This means less work for home to cool itself, resulting in lower energy costs and more comfortable temperatures.

Ventilation:
Proper ventilation is critical when it comes to having an energy efficient home. Poor roof ventilation will cause hot air to stay trapped in your attic in the summer. This means your home will have to work harder to maintain cooler temperatures inside.

Insulation:
Attic insulation is another key to maintaining stable temperatures inside your home. Heat tends to move to cooler areas. This means in the summer, heat will try to move inside your home and in the winter, heat will try to escape outside. Insulation keeps air from escaping or entering your home, which will drastically affect your energy costs.

If you have noticed high energy costs, let us help you with an inspection or upgrade. Give Outdoor Creations Roofing a call at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).