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Energy-Efficient Roofing: How to Choose and Why It Matters

Do you think of your roof primarily as the structure that keeps weather and intruders where they belong — outside? People have created shelters to protect themselves since prehistoric times, but modern roofing can do much more.

Energy-efficient roofing, designed to minimize your need for cooling and heating and its associated costs, integrates your roof into your approach to everyday comfort and greener living. If your current roof is nearing the end of its functional lifespan, you have a wonderful opportunity to consider energy saving roofing materials.

Why Every Homeowner Should Consider Energy Efficient Roofing in Texas

They say everything is bigger in Texas for a reason, and your HVAC bills are no exception! Want to change that? So-called cool roofs can change everything.

The benefits of energy-efficient roofing are threefold:

  • Instead of absorbing heat, cool roofs bounce it off your roof — making your home more comfortable throughout the scorching summer.
  • A naturally cooler home means reduced reliance on air conditioning, helping you make savings.
  • You’ll reduce your carbon footprint when you no longer have to blast your AC on full all summer. Hello, greener future!

The best thing? Cool roofing isn’t one specific product. Texas homeowners can choose from a range of energy efficient roofing options that fit their budget and match their personal taste.

What Kinds of Energy-Efficient Roofs Can Texas Homeowners Choose?

Texans who are excited about energy saving roofing materials have one main goal in mind — reducing cooling costs. If you’re in the market for a new roof, you may be surprised at how far the industry has come since your last roof replacement.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are among the most durable on the market, and their reflective and insulating properties also make them some of the most energy efficient. When you look at the beautiful metal roofing options now available (including standing steam roofs and shingles), it immediately becomes clear why the residential roofing market has exploded in recent years.

Asphalt Shingles

Few people would immediately consider asphalt shingles an energy efficient roofing choice — but think again. America’s most popular roof material has a lot of green potential once you add a solar reflective roofing coating, and the granules that coat asphalt shingles can provide it.

Clay and Slate Tiles

Traditional clay and slate roof tiles may not be exciting modern innovations, but they remain one of the best choices for homeowners considering energy efficient roofing in Texas. Not only do clay and slate roof tiles naturally reflect sunlight to keep your home cool, manufacturers can also use a preheating process to make them even more reflective.

Cool Roof Coatings

Does your current roof still have a lot of life in it? That doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of energy-efficient roofing without investing in a roof replacement! Cool roof coatings can be applied to almost every type of residential roofing material, lowering your utility bills and keeping you comfortable through the summer.

Curious About Energy Saving Roofing Materials? Ask Qualis Roofing & Construction!

Are your energy bills “through the roof?” Energy saving roofing materials work to keep your home cool throughout the summer — even when you turn the air conditioning down.

That exciting future starts with a trusted roofing contractor. The Qualis Roofing & Construction team would be happy to answer any questions you have about energy efficient roofing in Texas, and when you’re ready, we can offer you a free consultation to walk you through your options.