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Friday 13 December 2013

Tips to Increase Your Roof's Energy-Efficiency in Minnesota

Posted by at 9:00 AM

11nov26c3There have been increases in heating and cooling bills for many people over the recent months, and this does not go unnoticed for a lot of Minnesota homeowners. You might think your utility costs will go down now that the summer is over and the AC does not need to be run all the time, but with winter hitting, the heat will have to do just the same thing. You could turn down the thermostat this winter and add blanket to your bed and more layers of clothing, but is that really the best answer?  What you really want is to save money on your energy bills and fast, while still being comfortable in your home.

Save Money on Energy Bills Through Your Roofing Choices

You can increase the energy-efficiency of your roof which can help you save even more money in the long run. There are a few factors to consider when it comes to just how energy efficient your roof is.
  • Consider the color – the darker the roof is, the more heat from sunlight it is absorbing and bringing into the home; that's great for the winter months, and if your property is well-shaded, it shouldn't be an issue in the warmer months. If summer's heat is your main issue, you can apply a cooling coat over the top of a dark roof, so you're able to take your cooling costs way down.
  • The age and condition of a roof can make a difference at how well it is performing. An older, deteriorating roof could be a real energy drain. You might have to replace the roof if there is not much left to cover or salvage. This might be a good thing to think about since you might want to go with something more efficient, long-lasting and durable choice such as metal roofing.
  • Check the insulation throughout the home, especially in the attic. If it is not properly insulated, you could be losing out on a lot more than you want to. Consult an insulation expert about the amount and type of insulation you should have.
Are your utility bills getting out of control?  Speak with a Minneapolis area roofing contractor to find out more about the current state of your roof and if there is anything that can be done. Here at Quarve, we are able to walk you through the process of getting an energy-efficient roof installed and provide you with exceptional service to get the money savings that you're looking to get with your new roof project.