Your roof can help save you money every month
Did you know that your roof is one of the primary areas where homeowners lose energy? Along with windows and doors, the roof can be a big problem area for energy efficiency. This is often due to the simple fact that the roof takes the brunt of the sunlight during our hot summer months, and during the winter, the warm air in our homes rises into the roof and if not properly insulated, can go straight out the roof. In Tampa, FL, having an energy efficient roof is one of the most important investments you can make, especially in the long run.
At Stay Dry Roofing, we understand that with all the roofing options available to you, choosing the right material can be difficult. Most homeowners are seeking something affordable, but they often fail to realize how much money they lose every month on their energy bill by choosing an energy inefficient roof. If you are wondering why your energy bill seems so high every month, considering a more energy efficient roof may be the answer you are looking for.
Roofing material options
Believe it or not, there are many options for a roof beyond a shingle roof. And each option also offers a different level of energy efficiency. If you’re looking for a new roof, consider these most common options and feel free to reach out to us if you want to discuss more further.
- Asphalt shingle
The most energy efficient roof – metal
Contrary to what many believe, a metal roof is actually the most energy efficient option on the market. While metal roofs get hot on the surface, they actually reflect that heat away from the home instead of absorbing it. This makes them the best option if you are looking to save on your energy bill each month. In addition, a metal roof is also the strongest option, giving you added protection during storms and a lifespan of up to 50 years!
The least energy efficient roof – basic asphalt shingle
It is important for us to state this: asphalt shingle roofs come in a wide range of levels of quality. The cheapest and most affordable asphalt shingle roofs will not reflect much heat and are rated at the lowest end of efficiency. While you will save on the initial installation, you’ll be spending more when it comes to your monthly bills.
However, if you choose a higher level of shingle; one mixed with metal or one from a premier manufacturer, you can expect significantly better energy efficiency in your roof. For instance, we provide GAF asphalt shingles, which are consistently rated as one of the best you can install on your home. As Master Elite Contractors for GAF, we are even able to offer extended warranties of up to 50 years on material defects.
The middle ground – Tile
A tile roof is very efficient during the summer months mostly due to the way they are installed. Because the material is so thick, they are overlapped as they are installed on the roof. This allows for some of the hot air to escape the roof. It also significantly improves airflow and circulation throughout the home.
How to choose your next roof material
Installing a new roof is a big deal. This is an investment that will protect you, your family, and your belongings for years to come. And if you plan on staying in your home for many more years, choosing an energy efficient home can save you big money in the long run on your energy bills. So if it is time to get a new roof, we encourage you to give us a call. We provide free estimates and can discuss options with you so that you go into the process educated and confident.
Ready to get started? Call Stay Dry Roofing today!
Ready to save on an energy efficient roof in Tampa, FL today? Give Stay Dry Roofing a call and we can help! Our expert roofing contractors have been serving the area for over 30 years and understand your needs, especially when it comes to energy savings! With a wide range of material roofs to choose from, our team is sure to offer you something that suits your needs. And better yet, we are one of the few Master Elite Contractors for GAF in the area! Get your new roof installed the right way. Call Stay Dry today!