Your home’s roof can be its greatest asset or a serious liability, depending on its reliability and efficiency. As roofs age, they become less efficient and cause energy energy bills to skyrocket. Today, homeowners can choose from a variety of roofing materials to achieve a certain look, or to add to the home’s curb appeal. While aesthetics are very important, at Universal Roofing, we’d like to remind homeowners to consider energy efficiency as well when selecting roofing options.
Residential customers can choose between flat, foam, metal, shingle, or tile roofing styles. Your home’s architecture will dictate whether you need a flat roof, but homeowners with roofs consisting of a pitch can select between foam, shingle, or tile options. Homeowners interested in energy efficiency should consider stone coated steel roofing options. These roofs have excellent reflective properties, which result in the heat from the sun reflecting away from your home’s attic, thereby reducing energy costs.
Stone coated steel roofs provide excellent benefits in terms of energy efficiency while offering additional benefits such as fire protection, longevity, durability, and a variety of color options. While the initial cost of a stone coated steel roof might be more expensive than shake or asphalt shingles, the lifespan of these roofs is two to three times longer than other roofing materials. If you are considering a roof that will be energy efficient, durable, and available in various colors, then a stone coated steel roof is for you.
At Universal Roofing, we pride ourselves on helping homeowners find a roofing material that not only complements their home’s exterior, but also reduces energy costs. If you are interested in learning more about the efficiency of different roofing materials, we are happy to help. As Omaha’s top rated roofing company, we are equipped with the knowledge and skills to help homeowners maximize energy benefits while ensuring style for the all-important curb appeal factor. Contact us today for a free estimate!