Did you know that heating/cooling costs equal 52% of our overall energy usage? However, most air is lost via poor insulation, typically in the roof and walls. It could be time for a new roof if you are experiencing loss of heat.
But, how does a new roof help to be energy efficient?
The latest roof materials are more durable
Having a new roof installed isn’t cheap, but the payoff is certainly worth it. Ask your roofing contractor about what materials they use, how energy efficient they are and how strong they are. This will help you to decide what the best roofing material is for you and how much you can be expected to pay. See the best materials.
During the summer ‘cool’ roofs can reflect more sun rays which means the surface temperature and heat transferred from the building will be lower.
Home owners will be able to use less energy running air conditioning throughout the property, thus making your property more energy efficient.
Small holes in your roof can massively reduce the energy efficiency of your home. Water can seep through, as well as heat escaping. Get in touch with SWRC for high quality, affordable repairs in your Saffron Walden home.
Contact Cocoon Your Home for information on being energy efficient.