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Can Your Roof Affect Your Energy Costs?

Can Your Roof Affect Your Energy Costs?

Can your roof affect your energy costs? Yes! While your roof is designed to protect you and your home from the elements, it does so much more than that. Roofs regulate the temperature of your home by creating a space for airflow between your home and the outside. When this airflow is disturbed, the naturally rising heat from the home can build up in the attic and can cause blistering, distorting, and curling of the shingles. A properly functioning roof will control the heat in the attic and throughout the house. When air circulation in the roof is not functioning as it should be, it takes more energy to heat the home, since the hot air is rising to the attic. To reduce these costs, make sure your roof is updated with new, energy-efficient materials so that you aren’t paying extra to heat or cool your home.

Ways To Reduce Energy Costs

Ventilation
The vents in your roof are specifically designed to maintain airflow so that your home stays properly heated. If your roof vents are blocked, damaged, or otherwise not properly venting your attic, hot air will become trapped and cause your house to work hard to cool down, leading to increased costs. Make sure to have your vents cleared and updated when necessary so that your attic doesn’t overheat.

Shingle Colour
Dark colours absorb heat. Because of this, dark shingles can cause overheating in your roof in warmer climates but can benefit those in colder climates. Since Calgary tends to have long winters and cold weather, dark shingles can help the roof to stay warm even when it’s frigid outside.

Shingle Type
Different shingle materials will yield different levels of temperature regulation. New materials tend to be more energy-efficient, with different materials offering various benefits. Some common shingle materials include:

  • Metal Shingles. These shingles have great light reflection to minimize overheating in the summer months while maintaining year-round ideal roof temperature that keeps homes warm in the winter.
  • Slate Tile. The high density of slate tiles offers great thermal insulation and durability to withstand harsh winter conditions while keeping your house properly heated.
  • Asphalt. This is the most common type of shingle and is considered the most cost-effective energy-efficient roofing option.

Shingle Condition
Old shingles that are not in great condition are often not very energy efficient, as they do not effectively perform their duties. Other than the risk of reduced water and weather protection, worn shingles can also lose their ability to retain heat. If the shingles are loose, curled, missing granules, or otherwise damaged, they may allow moisture or air to get into your attic and affect your home’s temperature.

Proper Insulation
Shingles aren’t the only part of the roof vital to proper heating and cooling. Your roof should be insulated from within in order to help regulate heat and to prevent moisture from collecting inside the roof when the cold outside air meets the warm inside air of your home.

Lower Energy Costs With Roofing Services From Asonic Roofing

If your energy bill is higher than it should be, you might have roofing problems. You can help stop heating issues by ensuring your roof is updated and has the best shingles to increase your home's energy efficiency. Whether you need a new roofing installation or if you only need some roof repairs, contact the residential roofing experts at Asonic Roofing. Our Calgary team knows how the harsh seasons can damage your roof and we are experienced at installations, repairs, and maintenance for all types of roofs. To book a free estimate with Asonic Roofing in Calgary, either call 1-403-462-2808 or fill out the online contact form.

FAQ

Not at all. Some debris might fall down during the process, but the roofers at Asonic Roofing clean up after they’re done and they check your yard and other areas for debris.

 Our roofing services include:

  • Roof restoration and repair
  • Roof cleaning and maintenance 
  • Removal of old roofing material, as well as full site and yard clean-up 
  • Supply and installation of new vents 
  • Removal and replacement of rotten wood 
  • Supply and installation of quality shingles
  • Supply and installation of step-flashing to chimneys and skylights as required
  • Supply and installation of new plumbing collars and goosenecks

We are preferred contractors of Owens Corning which means that all of our installs come with a 50-year non-prorated warranty compared to a 10-year warranty offered by most other roofing companies. You can enjoy 100% coverage on your new roof!

We Give You a Safe and Beautiful Home

We Give You a Safe and Beautiful Home

With over 20 years of industry experience behind us, we are a leading roofing company in Calgary that understands the meaning of quality, customer service, and reliability. Whether you need us to fix a leaky roof or install a brand new front door, our free assessments, flexible payment plans, and high-quality products make it easy for you to achieve a safe and beautiful home. We are proud to serve Calgary and surrounding areas.

Ready To Become Our Happy Customer?

We know that there are numerous roofing companies you can choose from, but we set ourselves apart by providing our clients with free and honest assessments, fair prices, quality products, and excellent warranties.

Our focus is you and we’ll never sell you anything that isn’t right for your home and family. Whether you require a total roof replacement, siding repair, or the installation of new windows and doors, our expert team will guide you through all your possible options to ensure you get exactly what you need. 

For more information about our roofing services, or to arrange a free assessment and quote, contact us today at (403) 462-2808 or complete our contact form below.

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