Homeowners in Kansas City have been getting more interested in having a roof that’s energy-efficient. If you’re interested in energy-efficient roofing, you’re going to need to know what types to look for.
The most important factor in energy-efficient roofing is how it handles sunlight. Roofing that absorbs sunlight creates a buildup of heat in the house that can stress out your air conditioning units. You need roofing that reflects the sunlight instead. Roofing that is reflective is more energy efficient.
One of the most common choices for energy-efficient roofing is called cool-metal roofing which is a coating. This special coating makes metal roofing more reflective which helps make them more energy efficient. Your air conditioning will thank you for keeping it cool instead of having a roof that absorbs heat.
TPO and PVC
Compared to other materials, TPO and PVC roofing tend to be more energy efficient because they’re reflective. TPO is light in color and blocks out the heat by reflecting sunlight.
When it comes to asphalt shingles, your options are quite limited in terms of energy efficiency. Even if the shingles are light in color, they will trap and absorb heat because they are made out of asphalt.
The only energy-efficient options you have are cool shingles which feature granules that are coated in a chemical to make them more reflective. If you are partial to shingles and are determined to use them over any other material, ask a contractor about cool shingles.
Tile roofing is one of the most flexible energy-efficient roofing options. Roofing comprised of tile helps keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
One of the most highly recommended energy-efficient options for homes in the Kansas City area where hailstorms are common is Euroshield roofing. This type of roofing is a great option for anyone looking to either live in the same home for many years or sell the home. Euroshield roofing increases resale value and drives insurance costs down.
Due to the relatively high frequency of hailstorms in Kansas City, Euroshield roofing is a preferable option because it can help you qualify for insurance deductibles.
Euroshield roofing is also an extremely eco-friendly option as it is constructed from 95% recycled material. Be sure to ask Pyramid Roofing about the energy-saving benefits of Euroshield Roofing.
Making the Right Decision
Ultimately your decision will come down to quality, energy-efficiency, aesthetics, and price. The smartest way to get all the info you need to make the best decision on roofing is to speak to a knowledgeable contractor like Pyramid Roofing.
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Now that you know more about which roofing types are the most energy-efficient, you have the info you need to go to your contractor. You will have enough info to ask the right questions and ultimately choose the perfect roofing for your home.
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