As the New Year rolls around, it is a great time for you to think about the roll your roof plays in your “Building Envelope”. What is a building envelope? It is the term used to refer to the interface between the interior of the building and the outdoor environment, including the walls, roof, and foundation. In cold climates, such as New Hampshire and Maine in the winter, the building envelope can reduce the amount of energy required for heating. Conversely, in the summer, the building envelope can reduce the amount of energy required for cooling. Your roof is the most important factor in controlling your energy costs and maintaining a temperate environment in your home, as well as protecting you from rain and snow. Unfortunately, the roof is often the least energy efficient part of a building envelope. Half of the energy used to heat or cool a building is attributable to that same air being lost through an inefficient roof.
Of all the roofing materials available, metal roofing is best suited for energy-efficiency AND cost-efficiency. Whatever additional cost there is in installing a metal roof, it is generally recouped within the first couple of years.
Aren’t you tired of seeing your hard-earned dollars evaporate into thin air due to a faulty or inefficient roof? Call Performance Roofing, Inc. or visit our website for your free, no-obligation estimate and start your New Year off right!