3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

When it comes to energy efficiency, you probably haven’t considered the role your roof, siding, and windows can play. But, take it from us, the industry experts, renovating these three components of your home’s exterior can dramatically impact your thermostat and help you save money.

1| Well-Ventilated Roof

There are two ways that a roof renovation can help you save on energy consumption. A new roof when installed by professionals will be well-ventilated, help keep your house cool in the summer and prevent moisture buildup in the winter.

Your choice of roofing material can also help reduce energy costs. Certain roofing materials are designed to reflect heat, helping to keep your house cool in the summer. Lighter-colored shingles can also reflect sunlight and heat for more efficient summer cooling.

2| Light-Colored Siding

Like lighter shingles, lighter-colored siding will help reflect sun and heat and keep your house cool in the summer. But it can also help trap heat or cool air in the winter and prevent drafts when properly insulated.

3| Well-Sealed Windows

Nothing can tax your heating and cooling system quite as much as a drafty window! Old windows are notorious for letting the heat out and the cold air in during winter, and letting air conditioning escape during the summer. This can lead to major efficiency issues.

New windows when installed properly will prevent drafts with better seals and proper insulation, ensuring that your climate controls aren’t overworking and underperforming during the warmest and coldest months of the year.

Are you ready to improve the energy efficiency of your home? For a cool and comfortable summer, contact the Seashore team today for expertly installed roofs, siding, and windows!