Do you have an energy-efficient rooftop? Not all roofing materials are created equal. If you’re looking to save money on your energy bills, you may want to invest in an Energy Star rated roof.

Energy Star has rated roofing material, making it easy to understand what material could save you money. The Energy Star rating is given to building materials that pass Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) specifications. These products must contribute to nationwide energy savings. They also must perform to consumer expectations. Now the question is, which rooftop is energy efficient?

Solar Reflectiveness
A roof that is reflective will redirect light and heat, keeping your roof and home cooler. If your home has Energy Star rated roofing material, you could reduce the demand of your air conditioning unit by 10-15 percent. You’ll still want to make sure you have adequate insulation to help keep your home cool in the summers and warm in the winters.

Roof Type
There are several different energy efficient roofing types to choose from. Several choices are asphalt, metal and a tile roof. Not only is the decision a choice between keeping energy costs low and staying within a budget, but it’s a design choice as well. You may live in an area where you need to have similar designs as your neighbors, or you want to keep your home’s architectural integrity.

Roof Color
A light-colored roof will reflect more heat, but a dark roof will also absorb heat on those cold days when the sun is out. However, you’ll want a color that matches your home. When deciding, take a look at the other elements of your home such as a brick exterior, stone facade or chimney.

There are many different elements that come to play when determining which roof is right for your Michigan home. Lake Orion Roofing is here help you choose the best roof. We’d love to offer our knowledge and experience to help you make the best decision. Schedule a consultation with us by calling (248) 393-0055.