Modern homeowners are more aware of the need to reduce their carbon footprint. It’s not all about the environment, though; there’s not a homeowner out there who wouldn’t appreciate saving some money on utility bills.
Savings extend to other things as well, such as the optimal use of an air conditioner without forcing it to overwork just to keep the rooms at home cool and comfortable. If an air conditioner is overworked, its lifespan is shortened.
Professional roofers understand the role of a roof in reducing a home’s energy use. Here are two ways to save energy with your roof.
1. Get a More Energy-Efficient Roofing Material
If you’re in the market for a roof replacement anyway, consider this an opportunity to get a roofing material that offers better energy efficiency. One of your best options is a concrete tile roof. While an asphalt shingle roof has good energy-efficient properties, it cannot beat what concrete tiles can offer in this regard. The concrete tiles are thicker so they offer better insulation. Unlike asphalt shingles, concrete doesn’t heat up in the summer.
Find a roof replacement company that offers standard-weight concrete tiles because lightweight versions don’t offer the same durability and insulation. You don’t have to worry about looks either. Concrete tiles don’t look like concrete. They are manufactured to mimic wood, slate and other roofing materials.
2. Add Insulation
While concrete tiles can provide a significant reduction in your home’s heat gain, adding more insulation in your attic can provide further energy savings. Make sure to inspect your insulation for clumps, which means your roof has a leak. Add more insulation, and seal any holes in your attic. Seal any duct leaks as well. You can also add more weatherstripping and insulation to your windows and doors.
To learn more about concrete tile roofs, get in touch with Jack The Roofer, a trusted roofer. Call us today at (720) 722-2255, or schedule a free, no-obligation consultation here. We work with homeowners in Parker and Castle Rock, CO.