Planning To Install A New Roof? 2 Types Of Roofs That Improve The Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

If you are planning to install a new roof on your home, some roofs are better than others to provide your home with the best energy efficiency. Below are two types of roofs that you can choose from that will help you save money in your energy bills. You will end up with a beautiful new roof, and more money in your pocket.

Foam Roof

A foam roof is durable and you can walk on it without causing damage. When the contractor installs the roof, they lay a waterproofing barrier to seal the roof against leaks. This barrier is generally made from closed cell polyurethane.

This type of roof has no seams, and it bonds around any roof penetrations, such as edges, vents, and pipes. If there are areas of your roof that is common to standing water when it rains, the foam will be built up in these areas.

The foam is sprayed onto the roof as a liquid, and as the liquid dries, it forms a stable and seamless structure.  Foam roofing is lightweight so it puts less pressure on your home. It also offers thermal insulation.

To keep your roof clean, climb up on it carefully and remove any debris, such as leaves and tree branches.  Do this about once a year. This, along with regular roof inspections, is the only maintenance that is required to keep your roof in good condition.

Plastic Roofing Sheets

Plastic roofing sheets are also known as PVC roofing sheets, and are commonly used by many homeowners today. Plastic roofing sheets offer you many benefits including:

  • Heat resistant: This means when it gets very hot outside in the summer, the inside of your home will not be affected by the heat. Your air conditioning unit will not have to run as much, which means you save money, and your unit will last longer.
  • Options: You can find plastic roofing sheets in a variety of colors, such as orange, green, and brown. You can also choose from many different designs, such as a roof that looks like it has leaves, flowers, or even bubbles on it.
  • Sound: If you live in a noisy area, plastic roofing sheets can block out a lot of this sound.
  • Low maintenance: These sheets are very easy to clean using a simple garden hose and cleaner. You must use cleaning agents suggested by the manufacturer, however.

Contact a roofing contractor (like Armstrong Installation Service) who can go over these different types of roofing options to help you decide what is best for your home.