What makes a roof energy efficient?

An energy-efficient roof does not absorb heat well. The temperature inside your home will rise depending on how hot it is outside. If your roof reflects heat away, it will help maintain a cooler indoor temperature.

Did you know that wearing dark clothing makes you feel warmer on hot days? Because dark colors like navy and black absorb heat more than lighter colors like white and beige, this is why you feel warmer. This is also true for roofing systems.

When you are looking for a roof replacement, it is important to consider the material and color of each roofing system.

Types of roofing materials and their energy efficiency

The type of roof that protects your home’s energy efficiency is one of the most important factors. Six popular roofing materials are available today:

  • Asphalt
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Clay
  • Concrete
  • Slate

While most roofs are energy efficient, some roofing systems perform better than others. These are the three most energy-efficient roofs available:

1. Metal roofs

Metal roofs are the most efficient roofing system available. Metal roofs can seem like a bad choice at first, as they get hot. But that is exactly why they are so great. Metal is reflective and emissive and can reflect UV rays away and doesn’t absorb heat. Metal roofs are fire resistant and last for 50 years on average.

2. Clay and concrete tile roofs

Clay tile roofs are very energy-efficient due to how they are installed. The roofing system covers each tile in a way that allows air flow and circulation. This roofing system is very popular among homeowners and comes in many different styles and colors.

3. Asphalt Shingle Roofs

If you are looking for an efficient roofing system, many asphalt shingle roofs can be a good choice. However, not all asphalt shingles are created equally. Asphalt shingles can be as energy-efficient as metal roofs when they are infused with reflective materials. However, many asphalt shingles don’t have these granules. You should ensure that you are researching local asphalt shingle roofing companies to find those who install energy-efficient shingles.

Next steps

After learning more about energy-efficient roofing systems and how to choose a contractor to install your roof, you can move on to the next step. Call us today to get more information.

This post was written by a roofing professional at KCG Roofing. KCG Roofing is a premier roofing contractor that does roof repair in Apollo Beach FL! KCG Roofing has the experience and expertise to replace or repair your roof with quality materials and excellent craftsmanship. All our roofs are backed by a 15-year leak-free guarantee, the highest in the industry. We have been family-owned and operated for over 40 years.