Roof coating improves home’s energy efficiency

About a year ago, I hired a roofing contractor to make some repairs.

The contractor recommended the upgrade of a roofing coating.

A multilayer coating is applied over the entirety of the roof, protecting it against the elements. It creates a seal that works to prevent water from seeping into cracks and gaps and causing detriment. It stops algae and mildew from forming and deflects up to 85% of the sun’s UV rays. The roof coating is intended to add years to the life of the roof and reduce repair and maintenance requirements. I was a little skeptical. However, the roof coatings are available in a wide variety of materials and colors. The update greatly improved the appearance of the home. I have been pleasantly surprised by the reduction in my year round utility bills. Because the roof coating adds multiple extra layers of protection, far less of our cooled or heated air is escaping. In the summer, the coating combats the heat of the sunlight and helps the indoor living space to stay cooler. There is far less demand on the cooling system. I’ve noticed that the cooling system doesn’t need to run as long or work as hard. I’ve been able to raise the temperature control setting by a couple of degrees, and yet every room is perfectly comfortable. In the winter, the roof coating provides crucial insulation. I went a step further and installed fresh insulation into the attic as well. I’ve noticed that the attic no longer gets especially freezing. Since hot air naturally migrates to cooler spaces, the combination of roofing material and attic insulation has lessened demands on the boiler. The lower heating and cooling bills should reuse the investment into the roof coating in under three years.


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