Energy-Efficient Summer Tips

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How to Be Energy-Efficient This Summer

While you are traveling or visiting relatives, you should consider finding ways to save money on electricity bills. Why spend numerous dollars on power when you’re out having fun in the sun? Your home’s roof plays a large part in keeping it protected from harsh weather conditions. 

We’re here to share tips on being energy-efficient this summer, starting with your roof.

Switch to a Metal Roof

Depending on the roofing material you choose, it will determine how much heat your house absorbs or releases. We recommend a metal roof because it has a reflective coating that casts back sunlight, which means that it reduces the amount of heat absorbed and saves energy. Additionally, it has a lifespan of over fifty years and requires less maintenance.

Insulate Your Attic

Installing an insulator in your attic will reduce heat transfer between your home’s interior and exterior by creating a barrier. With insulation, you will also not have to heat or cool your house often; thus, minimizing energy consumption. Poorly insulated roofs trap heat which makes your air conditioning system work harder than it has to during the summer. 

Choose the Correct Shingle Color

Did you know that the color of your shingles determines the energy-efficiency of your roof? Light-colored shingles absorb less heat which helps cool down the house. Whereas, dark-colored shingles will absorb the heat and increase the interior temperature of your home. Depending on your region, you should select the right shingle color that fits your needs.   

Go Green Today!

For 15 years, JM Roofing & Siding of New Canaan, Greenwich, and Norwalk areas of Fairfield County, CT, has offered high-quality residential roofing and siding services. We’re here to help examine the roof problem and make the necessary repairs.

Contact us today at 203-299-0715 or fill out a form to get a free estimate.

How The Right Siding Can Help Your Save Energy

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There are many ways to make your home more energy-efficient, but you may not know that your siding can play a part in how much energy your home uses. Siding provides an excellent opportunity to help insulate your home and save money. The type of siding you have will affect how well insulated and sealed your home is from the outside world. 

This means that whatever material you choose for your exterior will play a major role in determining just how much energy is being lost during the winter months or on hot summer days. And we have a further in-depth guide to the right siding for you and how it can help save you money and energy. 

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl has been used for decades because it is easy to install, affordable, and, most importantly, excellent protection from the elements. Vinyl siding is more energy-efficient than other types of siding because it requires less maintenance and does not require painting. 

Wood Siding

When installed and maintained properly, natural wood makes an attractive and durable siding application. Cedar siding is a top choice due to its natural resistance to rotting and pests. Its lovely appearance can be allowed to age to an earthy silvery-gray or treated, stained or painted to ensure years of worry-free service. It is generally installed with weather-tight joints and seams. 

Cedar wood is environmentally friendly since it’s biodegradable, and it’s a great insulator to keep the heat in during the winter and cool air in during the summer. 

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding provides numerous advantages over less durable products. Manufactured from sand, cement, and cellulose fibers, it’s one of the toughest materials you can find for your home’s exterior. With its ability to withstand various weather conditions, the outdoors will stay out of your home’s indoors. With this high-quality material and benefits, you’ll be saving energy in no time! 

Contact Us For New Siding Installations in Norwalk

When it comes to ensuring your siding lasts and is safe for your family, you need to hire the best contractor possible. The experts at JM Roofing and Siding are licensed and insured to serve you in Norwalk, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free estimate!