Whenever it is time to replace the roof, homeowners have the opportunity to upgrade their Dallas roofing to a more environmentally-friendly roofing system, which will help reduce energy consumption. When it comes to green roofing, there are a variety of options to choose from, and experienced roofing contractors are familiar with which green roofing materials offer the best insulating capacities.
Whenever roofing contractors install a new roof or update an existing one on a home that is located in a warmer climate, they might recommend that homeowners select a light colored roofing material, which will help improve the R value and help to keep the structure's inside atmosphere of the home feeling cooler during the summer and warmer during the winter. Light colored roofing materials help minimize the urban heat island effect, as opposed to dark colored roofing materials, which tend to absorb heat during the hottest parts of the day.
Homeowners who are interested in having their roofing contractors install a more sustainable roofing material might consider replacing traditional asphalt and fiberglass shingles with solar panels, which can be integrated into shingles or installed separately.
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Whenever homeowners choose to install a greener roof, it is important to only choose experienced roofing contractors who are familiar with the installation process in order to ensure the interior of the home is completely protected from exposure to the elements. Professional contractors will install all layers of the new materials properly in order to create an interlocked watertight seal. After the contractors have installed the new roof, they will also install new flashing in order to protect any objects that protrude from the surface of the roof and to prevent their susceptibility to water damage.
Part of the green roof installation process is to thoroughly inspect the finished roof after completion. The goal of any reputable roofing contractor is to not only to properly install the roof but to also ensure any additional components are functioning properly. Contractors will inspect the attic space to ensure there is proper ventilation at the eaves and ridges in order to maximize the new roof's longevity. They will also closely examine all gutters and downspouts to ensure they are free from debris and are able to route water away from the roof and the foundation of the home.
Homeowners who are interested in learning about ways to upgrade their roof with environmentally friendly materials can choose from a wide variety of sustainable products. However, adding more insulation and ensuring the roof is properly installed can also increase the energy efficiency of the home.