Most people like saving money, especially on utility bills, which can be a household’s largest annual expense. There are lots of tips and tricks you can employ to lower your heating and cooling costs, but one you may have overlooked can be seen by looking straight up: your roof.
Asphalt roofs are very common, but they also get very hot and have low reflectivity, meaning they absorb heat from the sun during the warm summer months and that heat is transferred into your home. This process makes your A/C work harder than necessary in order to maintain a comfortable temperature, resulting in excessively high electricity bills.
One of the best efficiency-enhancing home upgrades to address this issue is the installation of a metal roof. Metal roofing can save you up to 40% on your annual energy bill. Unpainted metal roofs will reflect a lot of solar radiation, but having your roof painted white will improve its reflectivity and make it even more cost-effective. Adding a reflective coating to a white metal roof is the best option for saving money on heating and cooling costs.
Metal roofs can even lower your heating bills during the winter as they can reflect heat rising from the structure to send it back down to the living areas. Metal roofing also acts as a radiant barrier and is even more effective when paired with adequate insulation.
Having a steel roof installed may even qualify you for an Energy Tax Credit of up to $500 if your steel roof carries an Energy Star rating. Under the tax credit, you can deduct 10% of costs for all roofing purchases and improvements, up to $500.
Energy-Efficient Roofing in Alabama
Metal Roofing HeadQuarters offers several energy-efficient roofing options including metal panels and metal shingles. If you have a preconceived notion of what metal roofs look like, let us change your mind.
We pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to quality from the initial design process to the construction of your new metal roof. We give every customer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are proud to serve the Mobile, Birmingham, and Huntsville areas.
Contact us today to request a free quote.