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Does a New Roof Help Energy Efficiency?

You might be asking, “Does a new roof help energy efficiency?”. You should consider a roof replacement if you are looking for energy savings. Expertly installed newer materials can help you achieve this. Today’s roofs are more energy efficient than those 20 years ago.

If you are wondering whether a new roof can improve energy efficiency, here are some ways that your investment could instantly lower your energy bills.

How Will a New Roof Save Energy?

If your roof has insulation, it is likely that it is outdated and less efficient at keeping heat and cold out. If you notice extreme temperatures in your home, even though the central air conditioner or heating is on all the time, it could indicate that your roof needs to be replaced. Proper roof insulation is a great energy-saving tool.

Proper Ventilation

Strategic venting is an important part of roof installation. This allows the roof to breathe. This allows hot air to escape in summer and helps prevent ice dams from forming in winter.

Your HVAC system will work harder to cool your entire home if the air is not able to escape due to inadequate ventilation. Hot air rises and builds up if it can’t escape. It becomes more difficult to cool the hotter air on the upper floors.

Solar Reflection

Solar reflection is one of the most important updates to roofing materials. It can help you save energy. Solar reflection is a major feature of modern roofing materials. They reflect rather than absorb the sun’s rays. According to estimates, solar reflection can reduce the temperature by up to 30%. The house will heat up more efficiently if the surface temperature is lower.

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978.  Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

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