During the summer roofs collect a lot of heat and this can result in having to pay a lot more on energy bills. Moisture can build up because of this extra heat, which can eventually lead to roof damage. This damage can appear as cracks, warped materials, and leaks. Not only this but it will also be hard to regulate the temperature of your home in the wintertime. However there are many types of reflective roofing material that you can use to prevent these problems.
Vinyl does not conduct energy like other materials, and when combined with double and triple paned glass, coated with an insulating glazing, the result is windows and doors that are truly superior in helping a home retain heated, as well as cooled air, regardless of outside temperatures. In Summer Months, Low E-Glass helps keep cool air inside the home and hot air out. It works just the opposite in winter months by keeping heated air inside and cool air outdoors
The second of energy efficient roofing materials is metal roofing. A metal roof is made using aluminum, stainless steel and other materials. Normally metal roofs are very durable and sturdy and give your roof a longer life-span. Many homeowners report their metal roof saving them up to 20% on their energy bill. However instead of reflecting the heat metal roofing actually just traps it, making it not as energy efficient as other reflective roofing materials. Paired with a polymeric coating, metal roofing is actually much more effective in reducing the heat emitted from the roof of your home.
For the colder months, additional materials are available including vinyl siding, and insulated siding. Call your local Maine window contractor today for more information on available products.