Increased Energy Efficiency With Cedar Roofs
Updated: Sep 11, 2019
As the topmost point on your house, your roof plays a huge role in the overall energy efficiency of your home. Since heat naturally rises, any leaks or inefficiencies in your roof can quickly cause your heating and cooling bills to increase. Wood is a natural insulator, which makes cedar shingle roofs an energy-efficient roofing solution.
If you’re wondering how to save on energy costs for your home, consider installing a cedar roof. You get many great advantages, including:
Excellent thermal insulation properties: This keeps the heat in during the winter and the cold out during the summer. Natural cedar shingles also act as a barrier against the sun, keeping your house from getting too hot in the summer months. This lowers your energy bills significantly compared to a less energy-efficient roof.
Improved humidity and moisture control: Cedar shingles not only insulate against heat loss, but they also naturally control moisture and humidity levels. High humidity levels, especially in winter, can make you feel colder and force you to turn your heat up, which in turn costs you more. A cedar roof helps keep your home feeling dry and warm.
As an energy-efficient roofing material, cedar shingles are gaining ground in popularity. They also look great, giving your house a custom look that sets it apart from other houses in your neighborhood. Combine the natural style and energy-efficiency of a cedar roof for your home.
Finding Other Energy Savings
Of course, there are many other ways to make your home more energy-efficient. At Cedar Roof Coatings, we have the knowledge and experience to install a high-quality cedar roof on your home no matter the size, shape, slope or complexity. Once your roof is in place, we'll also give you tips on other great ways to make your home more energy-efficient, such as:
Replacing your doors and windows: After your roofing, your doors and windows are the greatest sources of heat loss in your home. Choose windows that give you increased energy performance as well as sound protection against the outside world.
Having your heating system inspected and maintained: It doesn't matter how you heat your home (gas, electric, wood, etc.). Keeping your heating system clean and properly maintained can go a long way toward saving you money on your heating and cooling bills.
Insulating your attic and basement: Depending on the style and type of home you have, you could be losing heat into your unused attic or basement space. Look at all possible sources of heat loss, including crawl spaces, garage doors and mudrooms.
Considering energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs: Major insulation modifications to your home can cost a lot of money and take a lot of time, so think about other, easier ways to lower your energy bills, including replacing old, inefficient appliances and bulbs around your home.
Your Partner for Energy-Efficient Cedar Roofing
When it’s time to replace your roof or install a roof on your new home, think about upgrading to an energy-efficient cedar roof. You will see savings on your yearly energy bills and benefit from a long-lasting and stylish cedar roof that looks like nothing else on your street. It can also be the occasion to look closely at your current energy bills and find creative ways to save money on your heating, cooling and other energy consumption.
As a Connecticut leader in cedar roofing, our Cedar Roof Coatings team is pleased to serve customers in Fairfield County and Westchester County. Give us a call today and tell us about your project. We’ll share even more ideas on how to create an energy-efficient home by starting with a cedar shingle roof.