Helping Homeowners in Portage, WI, Improve Their Homes with Energy-Efficient Shingles
Do you find that your second level is considerably warmer than your first? The attic? You don’t even want to think about going in there during the hottest weeks of summer. A traditional shingle roofing system absorbs solar energy, which then passes through into your attic. Your insulation helps to slow the spread of that heat into your living spaces, but that doesn’t stop your HVAC unit from having to work extra hard to combat all of that extra heat. Help your Portage, Wisconsin, home block that heat with energy-efficient shingles from Larson Home Services.
How Energy-Efficient Shingles Work
Energy-efficient shingles are a product of extensive scientific study. Building scientists looked for ways that shingles could avoid absorbing so much solar energy. The solution was in the tiny mineral granules that cover the shingles. By adding special coatings to those granules, the scientists discovered that the effect was improved reflectivity and emissivity.
The resulting energy-efficient shingles reflect about 20% of the sun’s energy. Ordinary dark shingles may reflect just 3%. Higher emissivity allows the granules to stay cooler by shedding heat instead of holding it. These great-looking shingles are ENERGY STAR® certified and can make a big difference in your home’s energy efficiency.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of energy-efficient shingles for your Portage, WI, home, contact Larson Home Services today. We offer energy-efficient shingles in a variety of styles and colors. We’d be happy to set up a time to come to your home for a free consultation and price quote.