Making sure that our homes are as energy efficient as possible has become a crucial priority for many homeowners across the world. From the type of insulation to the energy you use, there are a number of different ways that you can optimise the efficiency in your home. Roofs are no different and can create an impact on how efficient your home is. Read on for some examples of different types of energy efficient roofs.
A green roof is, as you’d imagine, a roof covered in green vegetation. Also known as a ‘living roof’, these roofs help to retain much of the heat generated inside of the house due to their membrane of soil. They also help to create cleaner air around the home and improve drainage by soaking up water rather than allowing it to run off into the urban area and create flooding.
Solar tiles are one of the most innovative roofing options available today on the market. They’re almost invisible, are very durable, won’t interfere with the design of your home and also provide you with clean energy. Although these tiles would require a complete roof replacement, making them very expensive, in the long term they will improve your efficiency and boost the value of your home.
Cool roofs are excellent if you live in a warm climate with lots of sunshine. These roofs work by improving the reflectiveness of the roof so that the heat generated by the sun reflects from the home and doesn’t permeate through to the house. This means that your home will stay colder for longer and you won’t have to turn on your air conditioning as much.
If you’ve got an old roof that has lost much of its efficiency, covering it with a protective coating can be a much cheaper option than having it replaced. Working with a company like Kingdom Coatings means that we can restore both the appearance and functionality of your roof.
At some point in your roof’s life, no matter what material it is made from, there will come a time when it will start to deteriorate and lose its colour. However, you don’t need to let your roof decline beyond repair as we can help restore the appearance and functionality with a protective coating.
To find out more, contact us today. You can find us at Kingdom Coatings, Head Office, Unit 1 & 2, Block 2, Ward Street, Alloa Industrial Estate, Alloa. FK10 1ET, call us on 0800 228 9436 or email us at [email protected]