Your utility bill for energy usage each month is too high and you’re interested in finding out how you can reduce the money spent on energy wasted through having an inefficient home. With the large temperature variations we see in Northern Colorado year round, it’s important to have efficient roofing and energy-efficient products in place. Making investments in your home to increase the efficiency of the home can save money in the long run.
Invest in Quality Roofing for your Fort Collins Home
One way to save on your annual energy costs is to invest in roofing that will help reflect the sun’s energy. You want to look for roofing products that have a high reflectance. For Colorado, our climate is right in the middle, with hot temperatures during the summer and cold during the winter. So, the dark or light roof is simply preference, whereas in warmer climates a light-colored roof is best to reflect the heat, while a dark colored roof is better in cooler climates as it absorbs the heat.
Another product you can invest in is a roof with high emittance. These efficiently release any heat they’ve absorbed. These two products will help during the summer months to reduce the interior temperature, so you’re not running the air conditioning, house fan or other fans as inefficiently.
Invest in High-Quality Insulation for your Home’s Attic
When looking for insulation for your home, find the insulation with the higher R-values. This will help hold the heat in the home during cooler months, thus lowering the energy usage.
Schroeder Roofing can help advise you on which roofing materials would be best for your Fort Collins home. Contact us for these and other ways to make your home more energy efficient so you save more money each year on energy costs.