Energy-Efficient Roofing in Ogden
If you’re like most people, you’ll probably agree: Anything that has the potential to lower energy bills at your home is a positive development. Luckily for you, MyRoof and the roofing industry have been coming up with new ways to use your roof to lower your utility costs, and the result is several developments that will greatly benefit your home (and your wallet).
The need for roof energy savings
Here’s the problem: Your roof is the probably the structure on your home that has the most sun exposure due to the angle and the size of most structures. Most asphalt roofs are darker colors—charcoal and similar shades—meaning that when the sun is beating down on your roof, it’s absorbing that heat and pumping it into your home. This makes your AC unit work harder than it has to, greatly increasing your yearly energy costs.
MyRoof has been at the cutting edge of innovation when it comes to solutions for energy-efficient roofing. Read on to learn a little more about what you can do (with our help) to lower your annual energy costs using the latest in roofing technology.
Roofing ridge vents
Your roof allowing in at least some degree of heat is inevitable, but it’s important to have proper ventilation and air circulation to push that hot air out and recycle the air in your attic. Talk to the experts at MyRoof about installing a ridge vent. A ridge vent is an opening right along the peak of your roof, so that when the hot air in your attic rises, it naturally filters out of the vent, allowing your attic to stay cooler and take the burden off your AC system.
Gone are the days of tar paper under your roof shingles. Low-E underlayment is a backing placed beneath the shingles during a roof installation. It reflects the sun’s radiant heat energy when it’s drawn in by dark-colored asphalt and keeps it from entering the attic.
In terms of average energy costs saved from using this specialized product, we estimate the return on investment to be five years—meaning that as long as you’re replacing your roof with the intention of staying in your current home for at least that long, it’s a great option to consider. Low-E underlayment can keep your attic cooler by up to 40 degrees, extending the life of your HVAC system.
Dark vs. light-colored shingles
When it comes to having a “cool roof,” opting for a lighter shingle color is never a bad idea. Lighter shingles vs. standard charcoal or other dark color options for your roof can save around 15% on your annual energy costs, and light or reflective shingles (aka a “cool roof”) can even make you eligible for an energy-efficient roof tax credit. Talk to the experts at MyRoof to see if you qualify.
For more information about different roof shingle color options, check out our fantastic variety of shingle colors and options.
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