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Why is it Important for Your Colorado Springs Roof to Be Energy Efficient?
September 7, 2016
It is important to have a quality energy efficient Denver roofing system for many reasons. It helps to reduce your home’s energy cost and it also offers improved protection from the natural elements. Most homeowners will agree on the importance that energy efficiency has on their utility bill. When the weather is cold or cooler as it is in Mid-Atlantic regions, homeowners usually think about heating their homes. However, a home must be energy efficient in all four seasons: spring, fall, autumn, and winter. It is then that your roof plays an integral role, even more than you may think.
Ventilation and Insulation
You should also consider replacing windows if you are not enjoying the appropriate ventilation for higher energy efficiency. Proper insulation is also a major player. When you have a good roofing system with the right ventilation and insulation, it results in fostering climate control inside the home and has a significant effect on efficiency. Actually, a good roofing system can help to sustain natural events or things that may happen to cause extensive damage to the structure of your home. It may cost more money for roof repair than the cost of applying preventative measures and ongoing maintenance.
When you have a proper roofing system, it will help to keep precipitation from coming into the house. Homeowners should be aware that weatherproof materials will seal the structure of your home, keeping out things like snow, rain, and debris. Therefore, the roof is of undeniable importance. However, as energy costs are rising, the roof plays an even more integral role in controlling temperature.
The Summer Months
The sun during the hot summer months can be quite brutal. That means your roof will take most of the brunt. The roofing material makes a considerable contribution to the SPF aspect of the home. With a heightened SPF rating, it means that the rays of the sun will be reflected away from the building instead of being absorbed in the roof. In so doing, the impact of the increased heat will be reduced. This means that your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard as it would to sustain the preferred temperature.
Ice Dam Prevention
On the contrary, if you wanted to maintain comfort in your home while it is cold outside, then there are some things that you can do. In this case, insulation becomes significant, keeping the existing temperature on the outside where it belongs. Your heating system will not have to work so hard to heat up your house or to compensate for any heat lost. More importantly, insulation becomes essential when there is snow or ice to contend with. If you don’t have an efficient roof during this time, you may experience formation of ice dams.
Without good insulation during cold winters, the heat from inside the house will escape through the roof, subsequently forming ice dams. This heat will quickly melt the ice or snow on the roof, causing water to drip down the eaves and then refreeze as it makes contact with the ice and snow collected at the edges of the roof. The ice dam can cause additional damage to you roof. Therefore, it is important to fix this problem with an energy efficient roof and solid insulation.
For an energy efficient roof, of if you are deciding if you should repair or replace your roof, contact K1 Roofing today. We will discuss your roofing needs to find the solution that is right for you. Contact us for more information on Colorado Springs roofing systems.