Top 3 Reasons Why a New Roof Will Make Your Home Energy Efficient
By C Plus Roofing
November 24, 2017 at 7:00 am
Did you know that older roofs have an impact on your homes energy efficiency? When people think about home energy efficiency they don’t often think about roof replacements. But old roofing materials, broken seals, worn shingles, and air leaks can all contribute to higher energy bills.
Installing a new roof can help make your home more energy efficient and contribute to the overall improve of your homes efficiency. Here are 3 reasons why installing a new roof can help make your home more energy efficient:
A more efficient barrier
If your roof is 15 years or older, the odds are it was not built using the most up to date roof technology and materials. Today’s roofing materials and shingles are much more effective at solar reflectance and thermal emittance. What does this mean? It means they are a more efficient barrier against exterior temperatures and weather. It helps your home better maintain its indoor temperature air quality. In other words, a new roof ensures the outside temperature has less of an impact on your inside temperature during the cold winter and hot summer.
Prevent air leaks
Air leaks are one of the biggest issues that impact your homes energy efficiency. While many people focus on air leaks through windows, doors, and other areas, air leaks through your attic and roof can be just as impactful. Air leaks allow your indoor air to seep out and it also allows outside temperatures to impact the temperature inside your home.
Some of the common areas where air leaks can happen include through skylights, additions, plumbing stacks, chimneys, and anywhere roofing seams are present. Roof air leaks also mean there is the potential for water to get inside your home, which can potentially cause a number of water damage and mold issues in your attic and other areas of your home. Installing a new roof ensures air leaks can be addressed and properly sealed.
A final reason why installing a new roof will help your home be more energy efficient is that it will take the pressure off your HVAC system. When air leaks and other roofing issues are present, it puts more pressure on your furnace and air conditioner to keep the indoor temperature consistent. The more your HVAC system is on and running, the more it will cost to operate. A new roof will reduce the impact on your HVAC system and will save you money on your monthly energy bill.
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