If your old asphalt shingle roof is worn and in need of replacement, you may want to consider some energy saving alternatives when you have it replaced. Some of the newer materials available can help to reduce heat gain and improve the energy performance of your roof. Here are some of the modern roofing materials that you may want to consider to replace asphalt shingles and cut energy costs:
1. Lightweight And Light Colored Rubber Shingle Materials
If you want to add a cool roof to your home, you may want to consider a lighter color for the roofing on your home. This can be done with newer materials, which can even be rubber-based composites for an alternative to asphalt shingles. The light colored roofing materials will help reflect heat from the sun and keep your home cool during the summer. This works in reverse in winter, preventing heat from escaping during the colder weather.
2. Synthetic Energy Efficient Roofing Tiles With Rubber Underlayment
Roofing tiles are another option that you may want to consider for the roof on your home. Conventional clay tiles may be too heavy to replace asphalt shingles. If you want to have the look of tile, there are energy efficient and lightweight tiles that can be installed on your roof. You can also have an additional rubber underlayment added to the roofing to improve the energy efficiency of your new roof. If you want to add solar energy to your roof, there are even solar panel materials that can be integrated into the new tile roofing you have installed on your home.
3. Synthetic Shakes To Give Your Home The Look Of A Shake Roof
If you want to have the look of shakes on your roof, there are also synthetic shake materials that you can use to replace asphalt shingles. There are many benefits to using synthetic roofing shakes to replace your shingles. They are a material that can even be used in areas where the use of real wood is prohibited. Roofing shakes can also be an energy efficient material, helping to reduce energy loss and heat gain associated with asphalt shingles.
These are some of the modern roofing materials that you may want to consider to save energy when you replace your old asphalt shingles. If you are ready to have your old shingles replaced, contact a roofing contractor, like Cloise & Mike Construction Inc, and talk with them about using one of these materials on your home.