Choosing the right roofing material can significantly reduce what you pay for energy, beautify your home, and provide a durable, safe option that can last for years. But there are trade-offs, and there’s no perfect solution to energy-efficient roofing.
Check out our buyer’s guide to energy-efficient roofing to see which option is best for your home.
The Top 3 Energy-Efficient Roofing Options
Want to improve the energy efficiency of your home? Let’s take a look at the most energy-efficient roofing options.
#1. Metal Roofs
Metal roofs boost energy efficiency by reflecting sunlight, insulating your home, and improving airflow. Switching to a metal roof can save up to 40% in yearly energy costs.
- Lifespan: Metal roofs have an impressive lifespan of 40-70 years.
- Low Maintenance: Metal roofs require very little maintenance compared to other roofing options.
- Sustainable: Metal roofs are made from recycled materials, making it a more sustainable roofing option.
- High Cost: The average cost of a metal roof is $13,200, which is expensive compared to other roofing options.
- Noise: Metal roofs can be noisy, especially during heavy rainfall or hail storms.
2. Tile Roofs
Slate roof tiles are created from a mixture of rock and sediment and make for a versatile, natural material that reflects solar radiation more efficiently than other roofing materials.
Each tile is installed individually, creating space for airflow that dissipates heat in the summer and provides insulation in the winter. Sometimes, energy-efficient roofing is as simple as choosing classic styles and natural materials.
- Longevity: Tile roofs have the longest average lifespan of any roofing material—anywhere from 50 to 100 years.
- Beauty: Slate is an earthy, natural material. For homeowners who enjoy the beauty of the natural world, tile roofing is a perfect choice. And with a variety of styles, you can easily find something that complements your home.
- Highest Cost: On average, tile roofs cost more than metal roofs because tile is made from natural materials, and installation is labor-intensive.
3. Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt shingles are energy efficient as long as you choose the right type and invest in proper installation. Look for shingles that have a high Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) and Thermal Emittance (TE). It’s also best to stick to lighter colors.
- Affordability (Lowest Cost): Asphalt shingles are the most affordable roofing option, costing an average of $8,000.
- Lightweight: Asphalt shingles apply less stress to the interior structure of your roof due to their lightweight.
- Lifespan: Asphalt shingles have a shorter lifespan and typically last 12-20 years.
- Durability: Asphalt shingles are more susceptible to damage from wind, hail, and fire than any other roofing materials, though replacement is inexpensive and fast.
Contact Juno Construction for Energy Efficient Roofing
At Juno Construction, we know that your roof is one of the most important parts of your home. That’s why we offer quality roofing services, done fast. We have experience installing all types of roofs, and we’ll help you make an informed decision.
We’re always on time and on budget, and we even offer 24/7 emergency roofing services. So if you need a new roof, or if your roof is damaged, don’t hesitate to call Juno. We’ll get the job done right, fast.
To schedule your free roof inspection, call (214) 937-0333.