Colorado residents know that the extreme temperature swings we face in both the summer and winter can cause energy bills to skyrocket. As Denver roofing leaders, one of the major questions the PRQ Exteriors team receives from our residential clients is, “How can I improve the energy efficiency of my roof?”
We love consulting with our Denver roofing clients on this topic because not only does improving the energy efficiency of their roof help save them money, it also reduces their environmental impact and increases the longevity of their roof. Today the PRQ Exteriors team is sharing the 4 best ways to improve the energy efficiency of your roof. Keep reading below to learn more!
4 Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Roof
Adequate Attic Insulation
One simple maintenance tip that will help ensure your roof is energy efficient and save you money is adequate attic insulation. When an attic is poorly insulated, the home is unable to regulate cold temperatures and this can cause heating bills to soar in the winter months.
Although adding new insulation is a fairly straightforward and cost efficient way to improve energy efficiency it is important to understand the correct amount and right type of insulation for your home and local climate. Consider consulting with a Denver roofing professional prior to making any changes to your insulation.
Proper ventilation and air flow is crucial to the overall health of your roofing system. While insulation serves a thermal barrier between the living space and the roof, anyone that has been in an attic during the summer knows how warm it can become. Without proper ventilation, the heat can warp the wood, reduce the life of your shingles, and cause your air conditioning to work in overdrive. A properly ventilated roof will aid in reducing your cooling costs and increase the lifespan of your roofing system.
Cooling Roof Coating
Adding a cooling roof coating or material to your roof is a great way to improve your roof’s energy efficiency. Dark colored shingles retain heat causing a myriad of issues including increased air conditioning usage in the summer, premature shingle aging, and more.
Coating a roof helps to reduce the energy cost, increase UV protection, and extend the lifespan of your roof. There are many options available to fit your unique needs so we recommend consulting with a Denver roofing professional in order to find the best match for your property.
Energy Efficient Roofing Materials
When the time comes to replace your roof entirely, energy efficiency should be top of mind. Today there is a wide selection of energy efficient roofing materials available to best match your needs and budget. By working with a professional contractor for your Denver roofing project, they will be able to point you towards the best materials for your home. And remember proper installation is a vital component of roof health, so always confirm your contractor’s experience working with your roofing materials.
If improving the energy efficiency of your roof is a top priority, the PRQ Exteriors team is here to help. Call us today to speak with our Denver roofing experts and start deciding which steps above are best for you and your property!