Cool roofing in Salem can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on heating and cooling bills over the years.
According to the FTC, nearly half of what consumers spend on utilities is spent on heating and cooling bills. To us, that seems crazy. While there are many options to help reduce heating and cooling bills, we’re going to focus on the option of installing an energy efficient roof to bring those bills down and protect your most valuable investment (your home). Did you know that installing an energy efficient roof can even lower your taxes via efficiency tax credits? It’s true. Seeing as the sun is the world’s giant space-heater, your roof is the first line of defense that your home has against the scorching heat. An energy efficient roofing system has high solar reflectance, high heat emittance, and include insulation with a high R-Value (the capability of the insulation to avoid heat transfer). It’s important to note that having the proper insulation will help keep the warm, or cool air in your home (depending on the season). It will protect your home’s heat from the elements.
As far as roofing materials go, there are several great options available that will help reduce your bills. Here are some of our recommendations:
- GAF Timberline Cool Series Shingles
These shingles are Energy Star certified, meaning that you can save money on your taxes when you switch to them. They have also been found to save an average of 7-15% in annual heating/cooling costs for consumers. Those savings really add up each year! These roofs are ideal on residential roofs in Salem, Oregon that have any amount of pitch to them.
- Bruce & Dana Snap-Lock Metal Roofing Panels
These durable and reflective metal roofs are highly reflective and are installed with proper insulation. The panels are so efficient that you can receive a $500 tax credit for installing one of these roofs on your home!
- IB Roofing Material
IB Roof Systems are ideal roofs for Oregon’s climate. They’re Energy Star and LEED certified, meaning that you can receive a tax credit for installing these roofs. Additionally, these roofing systems were designed in Oregon. They are meant to withstand freeze-thaw cycles. They are highly reflective and energy efficient.
- SteelROCK Roof Products
If you like the look of tile, but want an even more effective and energy-saving option, SteelROCK Roof Products are a great option to consider. They are made of steel and are stone coated. They are incredibly durable and offer a great deal of protection from the elements. They are also Energy Star certified, meaning that you can get a tax credit for installing them. Energy Star requires a 25% initial reflectance rating at least.
As you can see, there are many options available when it comes to saving money on your heating and cooling bills in general, but especially when it comes to choosing your roofing material and insulation.
There’s a reason that we’re our customers’ favorite Salem, Oregon roofers. To learn more about how an energy efficient cool roof can save you money, give us a call today for a free estimate on your roof.