Energy-efficient appliances can help you save on utility costs, but there are other ways you can achieve it. Picking the right construction materials for your home can reduce your heating and cooling needs. Your roof can even help you save money.
Add Attic Insulation
Even if you have energy-efficient roofing materials, you can’t make the most of your roofing investment if your home isn’t set up to save energy. Add layers of insulation to the attic, and seal leaks around your windows and doors. Just remember that these projects are best handled by professionals.
Invest in Metal Roofing
Metal roofs are energy-efficient and eco-friendly. Most contain a reflective coating that keeps your home cooler in the summer and improves its insulation in the winter. It’s made of 30% to 60% recycled materials and can be recycled once it’s removed.
Apply Roof Coating
Coatings improve the energy efficiency of metal roofs. They enhance the reflectivity, energy efficiency, durability and weather-resistance of roofs. Many metal roofs come pre-coated with zinc, aluminum or a combination of the two. Make sure that you research the emissivity of coating options.
Build a Roof Garden
Before building a green or living roof, you have to make sure that your roof can support the extra weight, and there are no leaks. Your local building regulations may require insulation. Doi research on the materials and building plants that will grow well in your area. When designed right, a green roof will lower your energy costs, purify the air, provide rainwater management and improve your home’s appeal.
Goodrich Roofing has been improving homes and businesses for nearly 70 years. We specialize in new construction, re-roofing, wind damage repair, gutter fabrication and more. Call us at (505) 884-0662, or complete our online form for a free quote. We work with clients in Albuquerque and surrounding areas.