Your roof can do more than just protect your home from the elements. It can also help reduce your heating and cooling bills. Here are a just a few of the things you can do to help make your roof more energy-efficient.
Keep Up on Maintenance
Regular maintenance of your roof by a professional roofing company is important for a variety of reasons. When it comes to reducing your energy bills, regular maintenance can help catch leaks that can lead to wet insulation. Wet insulation results in heat loss, so leaks must be caught as quickly as possible. Keep a close eye out for signs of possible leaks, and have an annual roof inspection performed by a qualified company like Muth& Company Roofing.
Adequate Attic Insulation and Ventilation
Most homes, especially those which are more than 10 years old, could benefit from additional insulation. Determining your insulation’s R-value, or its ability to resist the transfer of heat, will tell you how much insulation you need to add. Recommendations on R-value vary by region, so it’s important to work with the qualified roofing professionals at Muth & Company. We can determine how much insulation you need, install the type which will work best for your home, and ensure that your attic has adequate ventilation as well.
Invest in Solar Panels
For a long time, solar power was cost-prohibitive for most homeowners, but in the past several years the cost of residential solar panel systems has dropped considerably. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on your roof are not only environmentally-friendly, they will also start saving you money from the get-go on utility costs, plus give you the potential for tax credits. If you are concerned about the effects of carbon emissions on the environment, solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
For more information on how your roof can save you money in our service areas of Dublin, Delaware and Columbus, Ohio, contact Muth & Company at (614) 682-3060. Our service professionals are ready to help.