5 Key Things To Know About Energy-Efficient Roofing

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the importance of energy efficiency cannot be overstated. As we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and create a more sustainable future, every aspect of our lives, including our homes, needs to contribute to this global effort. Energy-efficient roofing is a key player in this endeavor, offering not only environmental benefits but also significant economic advantages for homeowners.

In this blog post, we will talk all about:

  • The world of energy efficient roofing
  • The benefits of an energy-efficient roof
  • Identifying signs of energy inefficiency
  • The most effective energy-efficient roofing styles

Whether you want to discover where your existing roof could be more energy efficient or are looking for a full roof replacement, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn more about how energy-efficient roofs can affect your home.

The Most Energy-Efficient Roofing Styles

Choosing the right roofing material is crucial for optimizing your home’s energy efficiency. Here are some of the most energy-efficient roofing styles to consider:

  • Cool Roofs: These roofs are designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat, effectively reducing the amount of heat transferred into your home. Cool roofing materials come in a variety of options, including reflective shingles, tiles, and metal panels.
  • Metal Roofs: Metal roofs have gained popularity for their exceptional durability and reflective properties. They are highly effective at reducing solar heat gain, making them an excellent choice for energy efficiency.
  • Tile Roofs: Clay or concrete tiles not only provide a distinctive and aesthetic appeal but also offer exceptional thermal resistance. They help regulate indoor temperatures by preventing excessive heat from entering the building.
  • Slate Roofs: Known for their elegance and longevity, slate roofs are excellent insulators and can help maintain stable indoor temperatures. Their natural composition and insulation properties contribute to energy efficiency.
  • Green Roofs: For those seeking a truly sustainable roofing solution, green roofs are an innovative option. By incorporating vegetation and soil on your roof, you can enhance insulation, reduce stormwater runoff, and create a natural cooling effect.
  • Solar Roofs: Solar panels integrated into your roofing system not only generate clean energy but also provide shade and insulation, contributing to improved energy efficiency.

The 5 Benefits of an Energy-Efficient Roof

An energy efficient roof goes beyond just providing shelter. It plays a pivotal role in optimizing energy consumption and enhancing the overall sustainability of a building. Here are some compelling benefits of investing in an energy-efficient roof:

1) Reduced Energy Costs

One of the most immediate and impactful advantages of an energy efficient roof is the potential for substantial energy savings. These roofs are designed to minimize heat transfer, ensuring that your home remains cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. As a result, you rely less on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, leading to significant reductions in your energy bills.

2) Environmental Impact

Energy-efficient roofing directly contributes to lowering greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the urban heat island effect. By reflecting more sunlight and absorbing less heat, these roofs help to combat rising temperatures in urban areas and alleviate the strain on energy resources.

3) Enhanced Comfort

An energy-efficient roof translates into improved indoor comfort. With better insulation and reduced temperature fluctuations, you can enjoy a more pleasant living environment throughout the year. No more sweltering summers or chilly winters – an energy-efficient roof ensures consistent indoor comfort.

4) Extended Roof Lifespan

Energy-efficient roofing materials are often designed to withstand the elements more effectively. They can resist deterioration caused by UV radiation, temperature fluctuations, and moisture, leading to a longer lifespan for your roof. This translates to reduced maintenance and replacement costs over time.

5) Increased Property Value

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important factor for homebuyers, an energy-efficient roof can significantly enhance your property’s market value. Prospective buyers are more likely to be attracted to homes that boast lower operating costs and a reduced environmental impact.

Signs Your Roof May Be Energy Inefficient

Identifying whether your roof is energy inefficient can save you money in the long run and help you take timely action to rectify the situation. Look out for these signs that might indicate your roof is not performing efficiently:

  • Fluctuating Indoor Temperatures: If you notice significant temperature variations inside your home, despite your HVAC system running consistently, it could be a sign that your roof’s insulation and energy efficiency are compromised.
  • High Energy Bills: A sudden spike in your energy bills, especially during extreme weather conditions, could indicate that your roof is not effectively keeping your home insulated.
  • Visible Damage: Cracked, warped, or missing shingles can lead to energy leakage and reduced efficiency. Regularly inspect your roof for any signs of visible damage.
  • Mold or Moisture: Moisture infiltration and the growth of mold or mildew in your attic or on your ceiling could indicate poor ventilation or insulation in your roof.
  • Aging Roof: If your roof is approaching the end of its expected lifespan, it’s essential to consider upgrading to an energy-efficient option to ensure your home remains comfortable and cost-effective.

Get Professional Roofing Help

When it comes to determining whether your roof is causing your energy costs to rise unnecessarily, a professional roofing contractor is the key to understanding your options. At Monarch Roofing, we can help you optimize your home’s energy efficiency with premium roofing materials and high-quality workmanship. Ready to get started? Contact our team members today to set up your consultation!

Debra Larsen
Debra Larsen
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Wow!! Talk about over and above in customer service! As a homeowner I highly recommend Aquarius. They were incredibly thorough and also took the time to do “extras” for me that I didn’t expect. They found and fixed problems that other companies would have walked away from. I have owned my home for 28 years and I am thrilled and just blown away by the level of excellence and customer service I received. I am going to use Aquarius for absolutely everything. Everything. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Alan Wetzel
Alan Wetzel
1718657730
Micah was thorough, efficient, and explained things while servicing the water heater. Also he is a pleasant person to be with during the service call.
Ben Nelson
Ben Nelson
1718647531
Great experience. Thanks for getting our A/C back on so quickly.
Terry Bilse -Kraft
Terry Bilse -Kraft
1718637426
Mike was very professional, polite and did a very good job of letting me know the condition of our AC unit.
Cherie. Skildum
Cherie. Skildum
1718633975
While the plumber was the nicest guy, I truly felt that the service was very slow. Installing 2 faucets and a shower head and simple control should never take 4 1/2 hours!! And our plumbing was up to code! A pretty big bill for a little work.
Chuck
Chuck
1718544944
Nick is awesome…figured out the recurring issue instantly. I can’t thank him enough for getting us up and running promptly and efficiently. Super positive attitude even after a long day, would request him for any future work.
Bill Sherck
Bill Sherck
1718471827
AC not working and Nicholas got to us on the weekend and problem-solved the blown fuses. No charge as warranty work. Professional. Thank goodness before excessive heat warbing! Thanks Aquarius!
Pat Alexander
Pat Alexander
1718405710
The most thorough AC check up I have EVER had in the 18 years I have owned my house. And I get AC and furnace check up done EVERY year.
Ileana Essig
Ileana Essig
1718398249
Ethan was friendly and very informative. When he arrived, I made it clear that I was not interested in additional services, just the tuneup/inspection of my HVAC system. He went over the results and answered my questions with thorough explanations without trying to upsell me via a list of ’recommendations’, which I sincerely appreciated.
Richard Pierson
Richard Pierson
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Michael Brandt
Michael Brandt
1718382329
Nick and Marcus were knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. Great service call.
Nathan McCauley
Nathan McCauley
1718325023
Ethan did a great job servicing our A/C unit and went above and beyond the call of duty by removing the mice that had taken up residence in the unit.Thank you.
LA Paul
LA Paul
1718317846
Nicholas and Marcus went over everything in detail and explained what should be prioritized. Even tolerated the cat that wanted to supervise their work. Great employees for Aquarius, always responsive and professional. Ended up scheduling another appointment for some electrical repair. Great company to work with.
John Stiehl
John Stiehl
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Anson MacFarlane
Anson MacFarlane
1718314204
Great service!
Joel DeMarais
Joel DeMarais
1718222835
Completely satisfied with the work Chris, Nick and Matt did installing a new Furnace and A/C system. They were very thorough, courteous and professional!
Ted ALLISON
Ted ALLISON
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Raymond Cruz
Raymond Cruz
1718192723
RayVery satisfied and impressed!Thanks to Travis, David, Adam & EricFriendly, professional and knowledgeableThey arrived explained what was going to happen and kept me updated on the process.Answered my many questions.As they finished cleaning everything up. They again insured that I had no other questions before leaving.GREAT JOB!!
Patty George
Patty George
1718150859
Brandon was great! He gave great advice, had attention to details, was helpful and trustworthy. I love that I can be in a service program with Aquarius to help me remember the updates and cleanings during the year, especially when I have too many things to remember to do. ☺️
Bryce Chu
Bryce Chu
1718148665
Nick and his partner were incredibly thorough in their inspection of my AC and furnace unit. They clearly pointed out areas of concern as well as what working properly both inside and outside. They presented clear options for repair or intervention. I felt was given all the information I needed and had all my questions answered in simple direct language that most laymen unfamiliar with jargon could understand. Highly recommend.
Dale and Carol Tilden
Dale and Carol Tilden
1718131763
Aquarius takes excellent care of my water softening and heating as well as my furnace and air conditioning systems. Also just had a new electric panel installed (needed updating).
Debra Klejeski
Debra Klejeski
1718055650
Jon answered our questions and explained everything on the checklist. He was very professional and courteous!
Jeff Peterson
Jeff Peterson
1718055086
Wally Lee
Wally Lee
1718044949
Brandon did a great job for us with our A/C general maintenance check. Very knowledgeable, and was professional and efficient.
Joe Capistrant
Joe Capistrant
1718042522
Nate is wonderful. Knows his stuff. Resolved a troublesome problem. Very pleasant, enjoyable fellow.
Cindy Rae Dainsberg
Cindy Rae Dainsberg
1718034743
Brandon was exceptional. Professional. Knowledgeable. Efficient. Kind. Caring. Remembers the client from previous visits. An excellent example of what Customer Service should be to keep customers coming back.
Gary Smith
Gary Smith
1718030176
Excellent technician. Nick is an outstanding young man and very knowledgeable. I felt like he was giving me an honest assessment of my system.
mary bond
mary bond
1717801266
Our water heater went out on Fri evening. We called Aquarius early Sat morning and they said earliest they could get out was Mon. On Sun I received a text confirming our Mon appointment but on Mon morning they called and said the earliest they could get to us was the following week !We should be without hot water till then ? We are not a new customer…. 5 months previously we had a new furnace and air conditioner installed at quite an expense. I am appalled at their service or rather lack there of ! As an established customer they felt waiting approximately 10days without water was acceptable Bad, Bad, Bad !Two weeks later…The air conditioner Aquarius installed in Dec failed to cool when we turned it on on our 1st warm days. After the poor experience I had had with them I didn’t want to deal with them again but since it was under warranty I had to. We were told we would have a technician out Wed morning. After waiting at home all day they called and canceled at 4pm. We were rescheduled for Fri morning. We had several calls during the day with updates At 5:22 pm we received a cal the tech would be here at 6pm. We cancelled our dinner reservation and are awaiting his arrival.I realize our air conditioning is not an emergency but we have spent 2days waiting for our scheduled service. This is in addition to the 10days they wanted us to wait for a new water heater(which I do think is an emergency) I feel bad for the tech who I’m sure has had a long day and must now come at 6 on a Fri evening. Once again I repeat Aquarius has failed us again !!
Todd Schull
Todd Schull
1717795955
Riley was the tech that performed our membership maintenance check-up. He did an outstanding job explaining what was included in the maintenance check-up. After his inspection, he was very detailed, using pictures, to help describe what he found and he made recommendations on what should be addressed now and what could wait until our next membership maintenance check-up. He was very thorough doing the repairs, cleaning impeccably both our furnace and air conditioner. We are going to request Riley for all our member maintenance check-ups going forward.
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Gary Winkel
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John Keller
John Keller
1717778469
Gordy replaced my lawn faucet once it was clear that it could not be repaired. He explained the problem and the process to fix it in a clear and professional manner. The cost were what I expected for such a job.
Robert McDivitt
Robert McDivitt
1717771730
Great service from Ethan. Very helpful and professional.
Frank Potocnik
Frank Potocnik
1717721504
Service Tech Nick was great. Thank you
Anthony Mielzarek
Anthony Mielzarek
1717713912
Riley is always a professional when coming to the house for HVAC services. He is always a pleasure to deal with! Even my dogs like him!
Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
1717632583
Our thermostat was not working properly. Called Aquarius & they contacted , Nick Sarinske. He arrived soon after & was able to figure out what the problem was. He explained the problem & the solution very thoroughly. Great service🙂
david e brown
david e brown
1717628659
Friendly. Fast. Great staff
Sue Austin
Sue Austin
1717607256
Chris Becker
Chris Becker
1717547200
Nick stayed until my AC problem was fixed and verified it worked, even stuck around as we were hit by a rainstorm. Very impressed. Thank you, Nick, for going the extra mile to check (and replace!) that capacitor, educate me a bit on the AC unit itself, and making sure it worked before leaving!
Lloyd Lindenfelser
Lloyd Lindenfelser
1717540351
Very knowledgeable and helpful!Received prompt estimate for repairs. Thanks, Paul
kay Linsmeier
kay Linsmeier
1717527233
Tried to take advantage of me, because I am old. Tried charging me $2100 to replace a part on unit that costs $800, per other estimates, very disappointing.
Jim Muehlbauer
Jim Muehlbauer
1717523996
Guys were on time, and did an excellent job. They explained everything to our satisfaction, Great job!
Will Determan
Will Determan
1717518929
Nick was over the top wonderful to work with, highly efficient troubleshooter, and a proper gentleman! Highly recommend!!
T.R Hinrichs
T.R Hinrichs
1717453461
Great friendly service!
barry spotts
barry spotts
1717448139
Very knowlegable
Greg Benson
Greg Benson
1717440410
Serviced our soft water system, very professional
Gary Fritz
Gary Fritz
1717427584
Brent was on time, friendly, courteous, and efficient in his work. And left no trace. Very clear as well when discussing services rendered and needs I should keep in mind.
Julie A. Stoner
Julie A. Stoner
1717261784
This was the first time we used Aquarius Service. We were really impressed! 👍 Our Technician's name was Casey Ogilvie. He was very Professional.😊 Always explained everything he was doing & was able to resolve the problem, right away & was very well informed about the task @ hand. No complaints! Seems like a really nice guy.🙂Thanks, again, Casey, for a job well done! ✅ May/2024.
Doug Hicks
Doug Hicks
1717256807
Very professional.
Hager Studios
Hager Studios
1717163166
Friendly, knowledgeable techs, good install on my furnace and heat pump. Overall a very positive experience.
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