Summer heat can feel relentless and we’ve been in a heat wave for what feels like forever. No break or escape from the summer heat means your home or office space is fighting for its energy efficiency around the clock. Did you know that with a leaky, damaged or old roof – your home can lose up to 25% of its heating and cooling? Without any rain or storms, a roof might not be at the top of your mind – but it is an extremely important factor in your home or office energy efficiency. Better energy efficiency means the opportunity for lower bills. A win! Let Next Phase walk you through some commonly asked roof efficiency questions.
Q: What is an energy leak?
A: An energy leak is when you are losing a significant amount of heating or cooling through your roof.
Q: How do energy leaks happen?
A: Energy leaks can be due to many issues within your roof with a few being: insufficient insulation, storm damaged roof, defective product, improper installation from a previous company, and simply an old roof can all affect your roof energy efficiency.
Q: How do I know if my roof is leaking cooling or heating?
A: If your heating and cooling bills start to increase A LOT (more than normal during high temperatures) this could be a warning sign that your HVAC system is working too hard to keep up with lost energy creeping out of your roof. If you suspect this may be happening – call Next Phase Roofing at 405-500-7663 for your free roof inspection by our certified roofing managers across Oklahoma.
Q: Do I need a roof replacement or roof repair?
A: We are trained, certified and experienced roofers who will conduct a roof inspection and give you several options with your best interests in mind. Roof repair is always our first choice, but in reality your roof may need to be completely replaced to bring you up to modern efficiency standards. Modern roofing technology can be 30-40 degrees cooler than a conventional roof. Give us a call and we will have one of our certified roofing managers meet with you, at no cost to you.
Q: How can I make my roof more energy efficient?
A: Depending on if you have a flat, metal roof, slate roof, or shingle roof – an upgrade in insulation may be an option to you. Second, many roofing products come with a ‘cool roof’ option, like DaVinci Roofscapes. Cool Roofs reflect sunlight and heat away from the home leading to greater reduction in the cooling load and in return increase energy efficiency. Next Phase is proud to be a DaVinci Masterpiece certified contractor. Many roof options are labeled with an Energy Star and come in all options of asphalt shingles, shake shingles, metal roofing, foam roofing, slat roofing or tile roofing. Energy Star roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in a building, as a result, lowering your bill. Third, proper ventilation is a critical part of energy efficiency, allowing air to circulate. During your Next Phase Roofing free inspection, we can give you plenty of options to help combat your roof leaking energy.
Q: How much can I save in heating & cooling bills with a new roof?
A: Energy-efficient roofs can lower your utility bill by as much as 25% which can mean hundreds or thousands of dollars in savings per year. Which as a result, can end up paying for itself over time.