Does Roofing Material Affect Energy Efficiency?

Sep 21, 2022
With rising energy costs and increasing strain on the electrical grid, can a quality roof help save you money on energy bills? The short answer is yes, but let’s explore some specifics of the different roof types as they relate to maximizing energy efficiency for your home or business.

Shingle Roofs

shingle roof Shingle roofs come in a variety of materials and designs to suit aesthetic preferences, and are the most affordable roofing material on the market. They’re also low-maintenance and energy efficient, making them a popular choice for home and business owners. Florida’s weather brings almost year-round sunshine and extreme conditions like heat, humidity, and fierce winds during tropical storms. Our top-quality shingles from CT Landmark are dual-layered to last for a long time. Made from sturdy architectural and designer shingles, our shingle roofs can withstand rain, wind, and hail. In the event of damage from a storm, shingles are relatively easy to repair.

Tile Roofs

Tile Roofs Orlando Roof Installation has been a leading company in tile roof installation since 1985. A lot of research has been done on the energy efficiency of tile roofs, and studies have found that tile roofing can decrease heat flow into an attic by up to 70%. Because tiles are dense and heavy, they provide what is called thermal mass, which enables the tile to absorb and store heat. Tile roofs can be made from Enviroshake, cedar, metal, cement, clay, slate, and synthetic materials. In consideration of energy-efficient options, tile roofing is a top contender. The airspace created by individual, overlapping tiles allows air to easily circulate and acts as a layer of insulation, promoting year-round energy conservation.

Metal Roofs

Metal Roofs Metal roofs continue to increase in popularity because of their durability, longevity, and energy efficiency. The reflective quality of metal roofs–though they can be hot to the touch–only shows how much of the sun’s energy is bouncing right back off. Thermal resistance determines the heat insulation property of textile materials, and metal roofs are top-rated for their reflective properties. In Florida, we experience tropical storms that have the potential to damage roofs, and metal roofs hold up well to strong winds and rains. For these reasons, metal roofing is on the rise in the US, and Orlando Roof Installation has years of experience helping our customers choose suitable metal and fastener systems.

Quality Roof Repair, Maintenance, and Installation Matters

The best way to ensure maximum savings during times of increasing energy costs is to find ways to conserve, and residential or commercial roofing options are a great place to start. This is an area worth looking into before choosing materials and beginning roof installation. Once you’ve chosen the tile, metal, or shingle roof that best suits your needs, it’s important to maintain functionality with regular maintenance and repairs if damage occurs. At Orlando Roof Installation, we can help you decide which type of roofing material best meets your preferred aesthetic and energy efficiency needs, and our complimentary inspections ensure maximum savings on your energy bills year after year.