Most people don’t think about roofs as being part of their plan to be energy efficient, but they should. Your roof is completely exposed to all the sunlight that’s available, and the better your roof and attic deal with all this heat, the better your energy bill is going to look.
There are ways we can help you if you are looking at increasing your energy efficiency. One of the ways is by making sure that your attic is properly ventilated. It’s not hard to see what would happen if your attic had inadequate ventilation – it would turn into a literal oven.
There’s a lot to this subject. If you want to look into it in detail, there’s a fascinating calculator you can use to compare the kind of roof you have with another type of roof you might be interested in. It’s pretty technical but you can use it as a learning tool, too. It’s the Residential Roof Savings Calculator.
If you go to this page, you’ll see all the different aspects of a roof, ventilation and duct work that influence energy costs. You’ll see terms there that you probably don’t know the meaning of. But, if you hover over many of these terms with your cursor, you’ll see a window open up with definitions and descriptions, even diagrams of what they mean. It’s great for getting a little education on the parts of your roof that affect your energy efficiency. Some of these terms refer to specifications you would get off your roofing products, like the shingles.
This calculator is a feature being tested by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Even if you don’t fill in all the figures and get a calculation, it’s informative just as an educational tool.
Another Resource for an Energy-Efficient Roof
On our website, we offer you a MUCH easier look at the subject! We have excellent roofing solutions we can offer the Saint Louis area homeowner.
You need ventilation to protect your insulation – keeping moisture down will keep your insulation from growing mold. You need ventilation to keep the hot air moving out of the building so your energy bills stay as low as possible.
There’s a lot we can do for your energy savings, not just through roofing, but also through the kinds of windows and doors you have, siding and soffits.
We talk a lot about storm damage because of where we live, but there’s a lot more that we do for people.
And now you know that you can call us not only when the weather gets fiercely stormy, but also when it gets fiercely hot or cold as well! We’re the best Saint Louis roofer for all your needs.