Summer means there’ll be higher demand for air conditioning and, consequently, higher power bills. However, there are ways you can keep your home cool while minimizing your power bills. Tango & Gatti, a top roofing company in the state, lists them below.
Add Plain White Blinds to Your Windows
Blinds, shades and other window treatments may not be popular right now, especially with the shift towards minimalist aesthetics. But you can’t overlook the fact blinds and shutters can reduce heat gain in a room by as much as 45%. To maintain your minimalist decor, you can choose simple white blinds.
Replace Your Old Windows With More Energy-Efficient Ones
New blinds can only do so much, however. There’s still a possibility that a significant amount of solar heat can pass through, and only an energy-efficient window can fully block solar heat. If you and your family have had high cooling costs in summer and high heating costs in winter, an energy-efficient window replacement would be a sound investment.
Paint Your Roof White
Speaking of solar heat absorption, darker colors absorb a lot more heat than lighter colors. Painting your roof white may help it reflect more light, keeping your home cooler in the summer.
Get a Roof Replacement With Reflective Coating
Reflective roof coatings can prevent a significant amount of heat from radiating down into your home, thus lowering your cooling costs. As such, it may be more cost-effective to invest in roof replacement with a reflective coating in the long run.
Of course, you should only hire certified contractors to install new windows and roofs; otherwise you risk shoddy workmanship that could compromise your investment. Tango & Gatti, a GAF® Master Elite® roofing contractor, offers general roofing and gutter repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (330) 303-4222 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Canton, OH.