With gas power now the chosen heating source for commercial and domestic properties, more and more property owners are starting to realise the importance of energy efficient roofing. After all, the design and installation of a roof as well as the materials that are used can play a big role in the savings that homeowners can expect to receive in terms of their energy bills. Luckily, the team here at Valent Roofing are on the job! Read on as we go over some of the common characteristics of energy efficient roofing…

Light Colour

Colour plays a big role in the heating of a property which can surprise many homeowners. For example, darker coloured roofs tend to naturally absorb heat which means that they can get very warm whereas lighter roofs will reflect heat outwards and are cooler. Although warmth can be an issue for many British homeowners, it is considered more effective to invest in a lighter coloured roof and improve the insulation when it comes to energy efficiency.

Insulation

Many homes do not have high-quality insulation installed, particularly when it comes to the roof, and this can cause a lot of energy to be wasted. After all, insulation works by retaining as much heat as possible inside the property in order to create an efficient system. In addition to this, warm air rises which means that it is even more important to ensure that a roof is adequately insulated.

Ventilation

Even with the most energy efficient system in place, there will still be some heat inside a roof and that is why ventilation is incredibly important too as it helps remove it before it has the chance to condense as moisture and cause a lot of damage to the property. Interestingly, many modern ventilation systems can be triggered which means that they will only be used when necessary.

When it comes to both commercial and residential roofing, it is vital that property owners are not forced to penny pinch. After all, it is impossible to promote energy efficiency when the measures that are taken are based upon a strict budget. Luckily, the team here at Valent Roofing understand the need for affordable roofing and that is why we work hand-in-hand with our clients in order to craft the most energy-efficient solution possible. To find out more information, get in contact with the best industrial roofing experts on the market today!