Energy efficiency means more than a dedication to conserve valuable natural resources. Reducing the amount of energy your home or commercial building consumes also lowers your overall operating costs, helping you to save money on your energy bills. If you’re looking to reduce your home or business energy costs, a good place to start is with a roofing inspection performed by a professional roofer.
Roof Inspection Basics
Roof inspections provide a snapshot of the health and quality of your roof. A poorly-maintained or damaged roof will often suffer from several energy losses. Over time, leaks can also cause damage to your insulation, further reducing the energy efficiency of your property. Because problems can go unnoticed to an untrained eye and grow over time, it’s important to have your roof inspected regularly to identify issues that affect your roof’s performance while they are small, rather than allowing them to grow and cause larger problems in terms of roof integrity and energy efficiency.
A roof inspection can also assess the current energy efficiency of your roof and determine whether there are changes you could make to improve this characteristic. Even if your roof is in great repair, making small changes can cut your energy bills further for even greater savings. Some of the simplest energy-efficient upgrades you can make to your roof include adding improved ventilation for better air circulation or a UV-reflective coating to reduce the amount of solar heating from incident sunlight. If the result of your roof inspection indicates that a new roof will be needed in the near future, you can also explore the use of cool roofing techniques and materials for an energy-saving boost after your new roof is installed.
At West Coast Roofing, we can help you improve the energy efficiency of your residential or commercial roof with roofing inspections, repair, and replacement. You can reach us by calling (520) 241-2556 or (855) 932-8942; we also invite you to check out our website for more information about our roofing services in Tucson.