How a New CertainTeed Roof Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

In the average American home, about 50% of all utility costs go toward heating and cooling. When you are spending a significant chunk of your monthly income on conditioned air, you want to be sure it stays in your home and isn’t wasted. Unfortunately, many roofs are poorly insulated and are a major source of energy loss in residential homes. Investing in a new CertainTeed roof can not only add value to your home, but also potentially decrease your monthly energy costs. Learn how in today’s blog, below.

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Concerned about energy efficiency? Consider a new CertainTeed roof.

How a New CertainTeed Roof Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

What’s wrong with my old roof?

Roofs that weren’t designed with energy efficiency in mind are prone to absorbing too much heat in the summer, which makes the interior of your home more difficult and costly to cool, and are often poorly insulated, leading to heat loss in the winter. In addition, many older roofs are poorly equipped to deal with the harsh UV radiation that they absorb from the sun, which can lead to a shorter lifespan. Energy efficient roofs are designed to withstand UV light to ensure a long life and prevent conditioned air from escaping your home.

Solar reflectivity is key

The most effective energy-efficient roofing materials are designed to reflect energy from the sun back into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it into your home. This reflective action can reduce your roof’s temperature by up to 40%! CertainTeed’s line of Landmark Solaris PLATINUM shingles are Energy Star certified and are also rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council.

Available in an array of styles

Just because your new roof will be energy efficient doesn’t mean it has to be boring! CertainTeed offers Energy Star certified roofing materials in a wide variety of finishes, including shingles that are made to look like slate.

May qualify for a tax credit

Certain energy efficient roofing upgrades will qualify for a Federal tax credit worth 30% of the cost, up to $500. Please speak with your accountant to find out whether your project could qualify.

To learn more about CertainTeed’s Energy Star certified roofing products, contact Schaefer Siding and Exteriors today. Schaefer Siding and Exteriors has been installing and repairing roofs in Maryland since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star rated Contractor. To learn more, contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information.

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