Energy-saving has never been as crucial as it is right now. We’re all aware of the detrimental impact our daily lives are having on our environment. Energy usage has a significant part to play in our current global warming crisis. If this catastrophe isn’t enough to make you prioritise energy efficiency, maybe your own wallet will be.
Did you know the highest outgoings for any homeowner is the cost of heating and cooling the home? If you live in England, you’re familiar with the unpredictable weather we endure. English weather has us reaching for the heating thermostat one day and begging for air-con the next. We never know what we’re going to need to keep our house healthy, and our families happy.
Roofing has a vital role to play when it comes to the energy efficiency of your home. If you’re living under a roof that’s letting unbearable heat in one day and freezing cold air the next, your roof isn’t optimised for energy efficiency. The roofing repair and construction experts at Roof Serve LTD can help you fix or build an energy-efficient roof.
Energy-saving roofs are the number one way to keep your home at a steady temperature, keep your energy bills down, and help your roof stay in top-quality condition.
If you’re looking to save some money and exist in a more sustainable environment, in this blog post, we’re sharing three simple ways you can make your roof energy-efficient.
Insulation in your roof will create a barrier against unwanted heat exchange. A well-insulated roof ensures essential warm air doesn’t exit the house during the cold winter, and that cool air doesn’t escape during the hot summer.
Adding insulation to your roof helps regulate the airflow and makes the temperature inside your house better suited to the environment. Not having insulation results in high heating usage in the winter and increased air conditioning during the summer. Not only will install insulation save energy, but it will also make your home a more enjoyable and inhabitable place to live throughout the seasons.
Fibreglass, mineral rock wool and cellulose are materials commonly used for insulating roofs. Although these materials are not considered to be toxic, failure to instal insulation materials correctly can result in problems for your roof and property later on. If you’re looking to add insulation to your property, make sure you hire an experienced local roofing contractor.
If you’re located in the Bradford area, Roof Serve LTD, are highly trained Bradford roofing contractors who can install your roof insulation correctly the first time, saving you money on potential roof repairs later on.
The levels of energy used inside your property are the result of airflow. To save energy and make your roof energy-saving, you need to make sure your roof has good airflow. Insulation helps regulate and optimise this airflow, making your home more habitable during the different seasons, however, fresh air is also an essential part of energy-efficient roofing.
It may seem contradictory, after installing energy-saving insulation to keep cold air out, to then pump cold air in, but fresh air is necessary for maintaining the condition of your roof. During the summer, hot air can become trapped in your roof. This pressurised heat can cause the materials of your roof to warp and become damaged, altering the efficiency of your roof and its insulation system.
There are three common styles of roof vents recommended to increase fresh airflow through your roof. These vents include ridge vents, gable vents, and static roof vents. Discuss with your roofing contractor which style of vent is best suited to your roof and ventilation needs. Installing roof vents is a simple and extremely cost-effective way to preserve the integrity and materials of your roof, ensuring it remains as energy-efficient as possible for as long as possible.
The colour of your roof shingles can have a profound effect on the energy-saving capabilities of your home. Dark-coloured shingles are going to attract more heat and stay hotter for longer. This concentrated heat may damage your roofs interiors and will unintentionally warm the home. This unintentional warmth will have you reaching for the air conditioning unit, using unnecessary energy to cool your home down. To stop this unwanted heat transfer, make sure your roof doesn’t have dark-coloured shingles. Solar reflecting or light coloured shingles will make sure unwanted heat doesn’t transfer into the home.
Transitioning your roof to becoming more energy efficient alleviates pressure and reduces stress-related to energy bills and environmental impact.
The three simple steps in this blog post will help ensure you’re doing all you can to preserve the energy used in your home. Save money, save the planet, and make sure your roof lasts longer by implementing long-lasting energy-saving tactics.