The roof is an important factor as any great Dallas-Fort Worth roofing contractor will tell you. Your roof impacts the overall energy-efficiency of any building, especially in winter, when the air in your interior spaces that you have warmed with so much cost rises and is either kept in by an efficient, properly insulated and intact roof or it slips out through an inefficient roof. Here is how your roof can influence your building’s energy efficiency in winter:
- The roofing material – the materials that make more efficient thermal barriers in themselves will insulate your home better and will keep more heat inside the building. Slate, clay and cement tiles form excellent thermal barriers, while the smooth surface of metal roofing panels makes it easier for snow to slide off;
- The insulation – the thermal-efficiency of any roofing material can be improved with insulation of the right type and of the right thickness installed in the attic area or underneath the roof. Proper attic floor insulation will allow the warm air from inside your rooms to rise only to the ceiling. Therefore, it is essential for maintaining the temperature inside your room stable and comfortable without requiring you to turn your heaters to the maximum and to keep then on high all the time.