We all know how important your roof is on your Orlando area home or business. Sure, the initial cost may seem a little steep, but the decisions you make about your roof can end up saving you money.
How can your Central Florida roof save you money?
Choosing the Right Shingles
Not all shingles are created equal. Some are Energy Star certified the ensure they meet the energy efficiency standards. Such as the GAF Timberline Cool Series Roofing Shingles.
These highly reflective shingles actually reduce the temperature in your attic, by reflecting incoming sun rays, minimizing the solar heat gain. so your air conditioner won’t have to work so hard to cool down your home, no matter how hot it is outside, saving you a ton of money!
Invest in shingles with a high wind rating. Just a few years ago, it was difficult to find shingles that had a wind rating of 65 mph. New advancements have made it possible for shingles to withstand winds up to 130 mph, which is very important with all of our strong storms and hurricanes.
The protective layer that is under your shingles is the underlayment. With new technology, today’s underlayment does a superior job at allowing moisture or water leaks into your attic. This means the need for expensive repairs will be reduced. Some underlayment can even lower your home insurance.
Solar Attic Fan
The sun's rays pound down on your roof all day, the heat from the shingles is transferred into the attic and the surrounding air outside. A poorly ventilated attic slows down this heat transfer, increasing the temperature of the shingles. This can cause buckling and premature deteriorating of the shingles. An attic fan removes the hot trapped air, allowing your roof to release the most amount of heat. The cooler your roof the more money you save and the longer the shingles will last.