When you are building a new home or having a roof replaced at your current residence, it is likely that you will have a ton of questions regarding what materials you should choose. It is also likely that you are looking for a helpful roofing company to help you make this decision, as it is not an easy one. Lucky for you the expert roofers at Silver Leaf Contracting have the know-how and the advice you are seeking.
The first thing our team is likely doing when suggesting what sort of roofer you should invest in shows you options that will last you and that will also save you money. These are known as energy efficient options and they can help you to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills exponentially. Let’s take a more in-depth look at what choices you will have once we begin the process of installing a roof for you.
What are your energy efficient options?
While we are a huge fan of traditional roofing materials like shingles and wood, they are only able to reflect a small amount of the sunlight that beams down onto your roof all day long. This heat most often transfers into the home’s attic and then throughout the rest of the home. This means you have to crank up your air conditioner, leading to higher overall energy costs in your home.
On the other hand, when you have a roof installed or replaced using energy efficient materials, you can lower your energy bills as these types of materials can reflect up to 80 percent of the sun’s rays away from your home.
Metal is known to be one of the more energy efficient kinds of roofs you can have installed. They can reflect a great amount of the sun’s rays, leading to an overall decrease in your energy bill of anywhere from 20 to 30 percent. These numbers can vary depending on the coating you choose to have put on your metal roof. An additional benefit of having a steel or aluminum roof is that they are fire and insect-proof and flame retardant.
If you live in Massillon, you may not have to worry about a hurricane hitting your home, but we do have our fair share of pretty intense thunderstorms every now and then. When you have a clay or concrete tile roof, it can withstand extreme weather such as rain or thunderstorms so that you don’t have to worry about your roof becoming damaged every time the wind blows. Additionally, tile roofs also come with plenty of green benefits as well. Since they offer natural thermal resistance and naturally ventilate since there is air space between each of the tiles, they offer your home the ability to forego soaking in the heat of the sun. This roofing material is also natural, environmentally friendly and will last at least 50 years.
Do You Need A Roof Repair Instead?
Before you pour a ton of money into a completely new roof, you may want to make sure that a roof replacement is actually what you need. Our trusted roofing contractors will give you an honest opinion regarding the state of your current roof and whether or not they think a roof repair would actually be more appropriate.
Hire A Roofing Company You Can Trust
If you want to get a quote regarding how much it would cost to have a metal or tile roof installed in your home, be sure to call our team at Silver Leaf Contracting. We would love to give you more information on our energy efficient roofing options and more!