Those of us living in Norfolk know that keeping our homes comfortable and efficient all year round isn’t exactly a piece of cake. We get 90-degree highs during our hot, humid summers and 32-degree lows from December to January.
Keeping our homes at an even 70 throughout the year can get expensive. This is why a well-insulated roof is a must-have. According to GreenHomeGnome.com, the typical US household spends $1,900 on utility bills a year. A whopping 54% of that goes to heating and cooling—contractors aren’t kidding when they say that this is the largest portion of your electric bill. Of this fraction, 25% can be lost through poorly insulated roofs.
Poor roof insulation not only makes your home less comfortable, but also makes your HVAC work so much harder than it would if your home’s thermal envelope were 100% sound. The added strain on your HVAC is what causes a huge spike in your power consumption: not at all ideal at a time when every dollar counts. Fortunately, Norfolk roofers like The Roofing & Remodeling Company can help.
A good roofer’s goal is to make sure that your roof is not only well-insulated but in excellent overall shape. Where most homeowners think that a roof in good condition just means that it has no cracks or leaks, a good roofer takes things a step further and sees energy efficiency as a minimum requirement in a roof.
Studies have shown that homeowners can realize savings of up to 20% of their energy bills and reduce the cost of heating and cooling by over 40% with the help of energy-efficient roofs. If that sounds good to you, give us a call. Our Norfolk roofing services run the gamut from roof inspections to full roof replacements.