Every homeowner these days is looking to save money on their utility bills. Often they think of windows or floors to help drop these costs, but often overlook roof work. The roof is often a significant source of energy loss. A Vancouver roof repair company can help in trying to reduce the costs. Upgrades on your roof by a roofer who specializes in roofing can lead to cost savings and reducing energy loss. The following are ways that you can take to reduce those costs.
CONSIDER ROOF REPLACEMENT
If you upgrade your roof to one that is more energy efficient you can see an immediate and significant savings. Energy efficient roofs are designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less environmental heat which lowers the peak roof temperature during the summer.
EXPLORE ‘COOL’ ROOFING MATERIALS
There are a variety of materials that can surprisingly make your roof less prone to heat absorption. Metal is one that is highly reflective and sends the absorbed heat back out into the environment. Coated asphalt and tile shingles can also create a cooler roof. The price to upgrade your materials may at the time be costly but the long term saving will offset these costs eventually.
IMPROVE ROOF INSULATION
The roof is a significant source of heat loss and especially when insufficient insulation is a contributing factor. If you have a flat roof you can install insulation right on top of the roof otherwise, insulation can be blown into your attic. Insulation will reduce the amount of energy wasted during winter and make sure you have a cooler roof during the summer.
Contact us at Kanga Roofing for more information on how we can help reduce energy loss.