Choosing Energy-Efficient Roofing

If you need new roofing in the Halifax area, be sure to take some time to consider all of your options. Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home and problems with it will quickly affect every other aspect of your building. At Classic Roofing & Siding Limited in Halifax, we have a wide variety of roofing options, so you’re sure to find one that’s right for your home. One factor that you should consider the next time you’re looking for new roofing is energy efficiency.


Why is Energy Efficiency Important for My Roof?

Your roofing takes a lot of punishment during a Halifax storm. It’s your first line of defence when it comes to keeping out the wind, rain and snow. However, another important function it plays that might not be as immediately obvious is its important role in regulating the temperature of your home. In fact, because heat generated in your home tends to rise, a significant portion of the heat exchange between the inside and outside of your home occurs at your roof. Having an energy-efficient roof can lower your utility bills in both the winter and summer, keep you and your family more consistently comfortable all year and help protect our environment.


What Factors Make Roofing Energy-Efficient?

Two of the most important factors to consider when looking for new roofing for your Halifax home are the way that roofing materials interact with ultraviolent (UV) radiation and how environmentally-friendly the material itself is to make and maintain. Not all materials are equal when it comes to UV radiation. Something as simple as the colour of your material can have an effect on how much radiation your roof absorbs. Just as you feel hotter in the summer wearing dark-coloured clothes, a roof painted in a dark colour will absorb more energy. Similarly, steel roofs are often great choices for energy efficiency, as they can be made to reflect radiation away from your home rather than absorbing it.


Secondly, the material that your roofing is made of can itself be energy-efficient in a broader sense. Steel roofs, for example, take a lot of energy to make. At the same time, a steel roof is so tough that it will last a lifetime. Cheaper materials may take less energy to make, but they will need to be replaced more often. Steel is a one-time installation expenditure.


Where Can I Find Energy-Efficient Roofing Options?

Contact us at Classic Roofing & Siding Limited in Halifax to find out what roofing options are right for you. We carry asphalt shingles, steel, aluminum and cedar shake products so our experts can help you find the roofing option that won’t just keep you safe from Halifax weather, but will also save you money in the long run.

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