What is the most energy efficient Roofing Option?

When you’re looking to purchase a new roof, you are probably looking at options that have durability, longevity, and easy maintenance.  These are all important attributes but what about energy-efficiency.  As you know, a new roof is a big investment so you will want to install a roofing system that can help save you money.  

What Makes a Roof Energy Efficient?

That question is very simple to answer.  An energy-efficient roof is a roof that does not absorb heat very well.  If your current roof is absorbing heat, then the temperature inside your home will rise depending on the outside temperature.  On the other hand, if your roof reflects heat, it will help maintain cooler temperatures inside the home.

It’s kind of like wearing dark colored clothing on a hot day.  You will feel warmer.  That’s because dark colors absorb more heat than light colors.  The same can be said for your roof.  So, when you are shopping for a new roof, pay particular attention to the material and the color.

Types of Roofing Materials and Their Corresponding Energy Efficiencies

While most roofing systems perform well when it comes to energy efficiency, there are some that perform better than others.  Below are the top three energy-efficient roofs on the market.

  • Metal Roofs

The most energy-efficient roof is metal.  You may think metal is a poor choice because it gets hot to the touch.  That is what makes it a great option for a roof.  Metal is highly         reflective, so it reflects UV rays away from your home and it doesn’t absorb any heat       from the sun.  They are also fire resistant and can last up to 50 years.

  • Clay and Concrete Tile Roofs

The installation method of clay tile roofs makes them energy efficient.  Each tile   overlaps resulting in channels that allow air flow and circulation.   It comes in a variety of colors and styles so you should find an option that is perfect for you.

  • Asphalt Shingle Roofs

Asphalt shingle roofs can be a great choice for energy efficiency – but not all asphalt shingles are created equal.  When Asphalt is infused with reflective granules, this type of roof can compete with metal roofing for the most energy efficient. It’s important to know that not all Asphalt shingles have these granules.  Just make sure the Asphalt shingles you choose are coated with energy-efficient materials.

What Happens Next?

Now that you know a little more about energy-efficient roofing, the next step is to find the right roofing contractor to install your new roof.  No matter the roofing material you prefer, be sure your roof is in the hands of a trusted company.  That’s where Williams Roofing Company comes in.  Since 1977, we’ve been the roofing contractor Monterey County homeowners trust for premium roofing solutions.  To learn more about our services, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.