3 Ways To Improve The Energy Efficiency Of Your Roof

Posted on: 22 April 2018

If you want to improve the energy efficiency of your home and your roof, you are going to need to make some modifications and changes to your roof. You are going to want to add a cool roof coating to your roof, add insulation to your attic, and make sure your attic has proper ventilation in place.

1. Add a Cool Coating to Your Roof

To start with, you need to add a cool coating to your roof, especially if your roof is made of dark material or shingles. A cool roof coating is applied to your roof like paint. You paint the coating on top of your existing roof. The coating is designed to reflect heat away from your roof. This will help prevent your roof from heating up your home and will help regulate the temperature of your home.

A cool roof coating can also protect the shingles on your roof. It can help extend the overall life of your roof and your shingles.

2. Add Insulation to Your Attic

Next, a lot of the heat from your home is lost through your attic and thus your roof. Heat rises, and it ends up in your attic, and it ends up going right out of your roof. To keep the heat in your roof, you need to add insulation to your attic.

A lot of attics don't have enough insulation in them. Additionally, over time, insulation can compress and loss some of its insulation properties.

One of the easiest ways to add insulation to your attic is with blown-in insulation. This is a good method if your attic is small and more of a crawl space than a real attic that you can stand in. You can get a roofing professional to assess your attic and help you determine the right amount of insulation to add to your attic.

3. Have the Right Ventilation in Place

Part of making your roof energy efficient is making sure that you have the right venting in place in your attic through your roof. Although you want your attic to be well insulated, you don't want it to be a static place where air doesn't move. With the right ventilation system, hot air can be pulled out of your attic in the summer, and cool air can be removed from your attic in the winter.

If you want to make your roof more energy efficient, you are going to need to add a cool roof coating to your existing roof, increase the level of insulation in your attic, and make sure that you have the right type of ventilation system in place. Taking these steps will help make your roof a more energy efficient part of your home.

For more information, contact your local roofing company.