How Your Roof Impacts Your Energy Bill

Posted on June 14, 2017

Whether you’re considering new roofing in Merrimack, Nashua, or Bedford, NH, the benefits a new roof or roof repairs can have on your home are the same everywhere. On top of the immediate changes you will notice, such as the elimination of leaks and interior damage, a new roof or repairs can also have an enormous impact on your heating and cooling costs.

Don’t believe us? Consider this:

In climates like New England where our weather is constantly changing, our roofs go through a lot. Sweltering summers, high winds, rain, snow, hail, sleet, you name it. With all of these different conditions, we are faced with the task of caring for our roofs. In the instances where our shingles are old, loose, or missing, we are adding stress to our ductwork that carries regulated air throughout our home.

Many attics are not adequately insulated, which affects your heating and cooling costs even with the best roof conditions. When your roof is in need of repair, your controlled air can easily escape your home or invite the weather from outside in. These extra temperature fluctuations cause your utilities to work harder and longer, which results in higher energy bills in the hotter and colder seasons.

Poor ventilation under the roof has also been connected to higher energy bills. When not properly ventilated, moisture can build in your attic space and impact energy efficiency, as well as cause mold and mildew under the roof.

In warmer clients, many professionals will suggest light colored roofing to avoid some of the additional heat darker colors can attract. Investing in a new roof or roof repairs is an expense that will quickly improve other areas of your finances, such as heating and cooling.

Adam V Roofing would be thrilled to help you with any and all roofing problems you might have. From total installations to repairs, we will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are getting the most out of your heating and cooling and help cut down on some of the additional costs.

With more questions or to schedule a consultation, please call us today at (866) 636-0006.