Older roofs have difficulty standing up to the rising temperatures which in turn hits your wallet hard. Given that nearly most of the money spent on utility bills in Florida is on cooling getting a new roof to cut down on energy costs is worth considering. Roof replacement. Here are some tips to show you how to cut your energy costs.
Ventilation – Without the proper ventilation, your roof can drastically increase your energy bills. In a warm climate, hot air gets trapped inside and forces the air conditioner to work harder. When ventilated correctly your roof reduces energy needs on the air conditioner.
Solar Reflectance – Classified by how well they reflect sunlight away and back into the environment, roofs with higher solar reflectance can reduce surface temperatures by up to 30 percent.
Energy Star Label – A roof that has earned the Energy Star label is top tier when it comes to reflecting sunlight and can lower the surface temperature by up to 100 degrees, which saves you cooling costs in the end.
Roof Color – The color of your roof is vital depending on where you live. In Florida’s warmer climate require lighter colored roofs to help reflect the sun’s rays.
Update Your Shingles – Outdated shingles have a lower shingle rating, which protects against winds up to 65 mph. By updating your shingles to a more modern style you can increase your shingle rating to withstand winds up to 130 mph. The higher the shingle rating means more wind is kept out of your home, which reduces heating and cooling costs.
When you get a new roof, you save money in the long run by reducing energy costs. In addition, a new roof decreases the possibility of wind damage, leaks, and more. Contact the experts at Don Schmidt Roofing would love to earn your trust and help you with your central Florida home/commercial roof repair or installation. Call us at 407.892.9884 today or contact us online at www.DonSchmidtRoofing.com. We are a local family owned business serving central Florida since 1988 and an Osceola county resident since 1959. Put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust.