Ask a Roofing Contractor: What Shingles are Energy-Efficient?

A roof replacement professionally installed by a roofing contractor offers a return on investment ranging between 61.2 and 65.9 percent, depending on materials used, according to this year’s Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine. It can help you reduce your heating and cooling costs, too, making it a worthwhile investment. A new roof should be considered if the existing one is old, damaged, or you want to improve its efficiency.

The shingles you choose do, however, play a part in helping improve your energy-efficiency. Energy-efficient roofing materials are designed to reflect more of the sun’s rays, thus, lowering the temperature of your roof by as much as 50°F (ENERGY STAR). That reduction may extend to your electricity bills, assuming your attic is adequately insulated and ventilated, and the new roof is professionally installed.

Energy-Efficient Products

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are a cost-effective option. In lighter colors, these shingles provided excellent levels of solar reflection and thermal emittance, which aids in lowering energy bills and improving occupant comfort. There are many colors available, although you’ll want to choose a light, neutral color for optimum efficiency. You can find ones that are made to look like tile, slate, or even wood. Asphalt shingles can withstand strong winds, heavy snowfall, and feature a lifespan of around twenty years.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs outlast asphalt shingles by over twenty-five years. They are an excellent option for Denver residents, as they provide maximum wind and fire resistance, as well as energy efficiency. There are many beautiful styles of metal roofing available to compliment any home in any neighborhood. With the many lasting benefits available, metal roofs are an ideal solution for homeowners looking to replace their aging or storm damaged roof. Contact a roofing contractor today to learn more. 

Leading Roofing Contractor for Over 22 Years

Jenesis Roofing is a local roofing contractor that is pleased to offer Denver residents with new roofs, roof repair, and gutter installation. Our company is committed to using high-quality materials from trusted manufacturers such as Owens Corning, CertainTeed, and GAF.

We are fully licensed and insured, with dedicated, experienced professionals specializing in roof replacements and repair. For your outside living spaces, we also offer concrete pavers in a variety of sizes, colors, and shapes. We can help improve the ventilation of your home, as well, through our attic ventilation services.

Jenesis Roofing offers many different shingles for every budget and style, including composition asphalt shingles, cedar shake shingles, slate-style shingles, concrete tiles, and metal. Schedule an appointment today at (303) 789-1505.


“2020 Cost vs. Value Report.” Remodeling Magazine.

“Roof Products.” ENERGY STAR.

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