Even if your roof is not made of the most sustainable materials, you can make any roof “green” and increase the total energy efficiency of your home or business with a few simple tips. Luckily, these energy-saving tips are fast, affordable, and have long-lasting effects. Learn more about how the following small improvements can have a drastic impact on your home’s energy usage and the size of your monthly utility bills, helping you to save a significant amount of money each year.
Choose a Sustainable Roofing Plan
Whether you’re choosing a roof for a brand new property or an existing property, new roofing projects create the perfect opportunity to choose sustainable materials and construction techniques. It’s difficult to choose the most sustainable roofing products because sustainability doesn’t depend solely on the material itself. The specific conditions of your property such as size and climate will ultimately lead to your final decision.
Frequent roof repairs & replacements are not sustainable so you should look for long-lasting roofing that can resist the effects of aging, humidity, and weathering for your next roof project. Contact a roofing professional for expert advice on the best roofing & protective materials, installation techniques, and maintenance for your property.
Properly Insulate Your Roof
Poorly insulated roofing is one of the worse things for energy efficiency. Heating and cooling systems are deemed completely useless by poor insulation, which requires a great deal of energy to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home or business. On the other hand, proper roof installation can drastically reduce your energy needs, saving you thousands of dollars in heat and electricity annually.
There are a number of insulation options for your roof including open & closed cell foam, cellulose, fiberglass, cotton batting, and metal. The best choice for your property will depend solely on your energy needs and the conditions of your environment such as climate. A general rule of thumb is to include an air space between the insulation and your roof to reduce the likelihood of trapped moisture in the structure or insulation, which causes the growth of harmful mold and mildew.
Contact Aqua Barriers for more information on how we can save you time and money with our sustainable roofing services.