A roof is one of the most important components of a home. It offers protection from the strong sun we can receive in Atascadero as well as from the wet weather that we sometimes experience. In addition, it can help a house be more efficient if it’s structurally intact and has been designed properly. On the other hand, if there’s an issue with your roof, the opposite can be true, and you might be dealing with high energy bills.
Blocks the Sun
Here in Atascadero, we can have warm days throughout the year. If you want a cool home but don’t want to turn the air conditioner up, consider making a change to your roof. If it’s black, it’s going to absorb a lot of sunlight, and all of that heat can be transferred into your house. If you have a light-colored roof, not as much heat will be absorbed. There are many types of shingles available in solar-reflecting colors, and at Ribas Roofing, we’ll be happy to help you select one if you’re planning a new build or are getting ready to replace your roof. If you’re not yet ready to replace your roof, we may be able to cover your existing roof with a light-colored coating.
Prevents Heat Transfer
As we just mentioned, a roof can absorb sunlight, and then that heat can be transferred into a home. If you’d like to prevent this from happening to such a large extent, you can utilize a radiant barrier. The radiant barrier would be placed on the underside of your roof. Since it’s highly reflective, it can reflect radiant heat instead of absorbing it. It works best when it faces an open space, such as the open space that’s found in an attic. A radiant barrier can be ideal in relatively warm climates like ours.
Ensures Proper Airflow
On warm afternoons, you’ll want the hot air in your attic to be able to escape. If you don’t have proper ventilation, the hot air can be trapped. Excessive heat in the attic can warp building materials and make your house fee hotter. Intake vents placed on the lower points of your roof and exhaust vents placed in higher positions on the roof allows for better airflow. As a result, your home will be more comfortable. If there’s an issue with your ventilation, we can take a look and remedy the situation.
Keeps Cold Air Out
In the winter, a roof can keep the cold air out. If it has any damage, this is the opportunity for cold air, and potentially critters, to get inside your residence. It’s important to have damaged areas repaired as soon as possible.
Your roof plays a vital role, and it can help you reduce your utility bills on warm and cool days. Call us at Ribas Roofing for assistance.