You can save energy by making changes throughout your home. The changes aren’t limited to energy-efficient appliances and bulbs, either. You can also lower your energy consumption by making the right changes to your roof.
The Joy of a Metal Roof
Metals roofs are gaining in popularity, partially because they are an energy-efficient choice. The metal reflects the sun’s heat, allowing you to stay cool during the hot Oklahoma City summers. The reflective features also work in the winter, helping keep the heat inside your home. If you don’t like the sound of rain drumming on a metal roof, consider having a special liner installed that will drastically reduce the noise.
The Beauty of Clay or Slate
Sophisticated and elegant, clay and slate are excellent choices. Their long life-span makes them environmentally friendly. A reflective coating will keep the heat out of your home in the warm months. However, their most important feature is the shape of the tiles, which allows air to flow over the roof and keeps the structure cool. Trust experienced roofers to install these tiles.
Solar panels are now hidden inside solar shingles. Designed to blend in with your asphalt shingles, they will collect the sun’s energy for you to use in the home. Installing them on your home requires the help of an electrician to make the necessary changes to your existing panel.
Saving money through your roof doesn’t have to involve the services of Oklahoma roofers. You can call for an inspection of your roof and attic space. Proper airflow in the attic lowers cooling bills in the summer and prevents ice dams in the winter. Companies like Robbins Roofing, Inc., will inspect your attic and let you know what changes should be made to achieve the right air flow. This is also the perfect time to add insulation to your attic. When bumping up the insulation levels, however, be sure that the air vents are not blocked.
Robbins Roofing, Inc., has more than 60 combined years of experience in the roofing industry. If you need a new roof, consider metal or clay for an energy efficient option that will also set your house apart from the rest. Even if you aren’t ready for a roof replacement, we can make suggestions that will help you lower your energy cost. Visit us on Facebook to learn more about how your roof can save you money.