High energy efficiency ratings are one of the foremost concerns of today’s American homeowner. You can achieve it with a proper roofing or window replacement project. Let’s take a closer look at how roofs and windows can be as energy-efficient as possible.
Energy Efficient Roofing
Most conventional roofing materials transfer heat into your living space. This often depends on the condition of the insulation. As such, it puts a greater demand on the air conditioning. When you shop for cool roofing materials look for the term “solar reflectance” on the product’s specification sheet. It is the ability of a material to reflect the energy from the sun rather than absorbing it.
You get the following benefits when using cool roofing materials:
• Lower Utility Bills
The less heat that enters your home from your roof the cooler your home is. As a result, you will need to rely less on your air conditioner.
• Better Comfort
Even without air conditioning, a cooler home during the warmer months tends to be more comfortable.
• Extended roof life
Excessive heat can cause more rapid degradation of your roofing system. It is an added bonus that comes with boosting your home’s overall efficiency through the use of better windows.
Energy-efficient roofing and windows save energy by keeping both your roof and your house cooler during the warm season when you need to use the air conditioner. These windows are a worthy investment because they eventually pay for themselves through lower heating, cooling, and even lighting costs. Ask your trusted contractor about ways you can maximize it at home.
HPS Construction is the general contractor you can trust with your home. We have been serving the Eastern Tennessee market since 1985 using expert design and craftsmanship to create our many customer’s dreams. We serve Knoxville, TN, and other surrounding areas. Call (865) 225-6555 or fill out our online contact form today.