Can a new roof actually reduce your dreaded (and ever increasing) heating and cooling bills?
When you install a new roof (assuming its done properly) you can actually keep your home cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter! For years now having an energy efficient home has been the goal of all Barrie and Simcoe County homeowners, and what many people don’t realize is that installing a new roof can make a huge impact in accomplishing this.
So if you want to not only reduce your heating and cooling costs, but also makes living in your home more enjoyable continue reading.
Everything breaks down over time
Your roof lives a pretty tough life. When you consider that it is pounded with blistering and relentless heat for part of the year, blanketed in snow ice and cold the rest of the year and on top of this it has to endure wind, debris and water, its surprising roofs last as long as they do! Probably not surprisingly as each year goes by, the structural integrity and effectiveness of your shingles progressively deteriorates. Along with this inevitable breakdown of your roof, your home over time becomes less energy efficient.
As the years go by heat and cold starts seeping into your home, humidity gets in and from this your energy bills start to creep up. Since this happens slowly and over time many people don’t notice it, but make no mistake, each year your roof deteriorates you’ll be paying more when it comes to your energy bills.
So what kind of difference can a new roof make?
Each case varies, but studies out of the United States have shown energy savings of up to thirty percent by replacing your roof. That adds up to a small fortune in savings, and it does it quickly!
Plus, things keep getting better!
Something else to consider is that roofing (like most things) is always improving.
Most people will go decades without replacing their roof. Over those years everything from the shingles, application tactics and even technology we use now is constantly being enhanced and improved, all of which makes your new more efficient and effective than it was in the past.