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4 Ways a New Roof Can Improve Energy Efficiency

Construction worker putting the asphalt roofing (shingles) with a nail gun on a large commercial apartment building development

An old roof is detrimental to your home's energy needs. From damaged shingles to improperly insulated attics, you're losing the heating and cooling that you're trying to contain in your home. Not only does a new roof installation increase your property value and curb appeal, but it also has many environmental and cost-saving benefits. There are ways you can install or upgrade your roof that will increase your home's energy efficiency. Keep reading to learn the four ways a new roof can improve energy efficiency.

1. Better Temperature Regulation Improper roof ventilation can cause poor air circulation in your attic, causing your systems to work harder to maintain temperature. A properly insulated and ventilated attic space can help manage your heating and cooling needs efficiently. 2. Changing Shingles Colour A roof upgrade is a good chance to change your shingle colours to something new. The colour or/and style of the shingles can alter the look of your home and improve your curb appeal. 3. Upgrading the Roofing Material You can also upgrade to more efficient roofing material. There are several types of roofing systems available depending on your particular structure, including:

  • Asphalt shingles

  • TPO and PVC roof systems

  • Rubber roofing

  • Modified roofing

  • Metal roofs

  • Green roofs

Of course, each roofing material has its own benefits for energy efficiency. Your best bet is to reach out to a company specializing in roofing services for advice and recommendations to find the right roofing system. 4. Using Energy Star Products Energy-star-approved roofing products can reduce cooling costs by up to 10%. Ensuring your upgrades follow energy star efficiency requirements is a surefire way to make sure you're doing the most you can to help the environment. When you see the energy star label on your product, you can feel confident that it's going to perform the way you expect it to. Just be sure to check that your roofing material is approved by Energy Star. Improve Energy Efficiency With Your Roof Today

Now that you know it is possible to improve energy efficiency in your home or business with a new roof, it's time to discuss your options with a roofing professional. We've been helping people upgrade their roofs for years! Reach out to Quinn Roofing Solutions today for roofing systems in Windsor and throughout Southwestern Ontario and get saving on energy costs.



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