Energy-Efficient Shingle Installation in Connecticut
On a sunny summer day, the temperature in your attic can climb as high as 140 degrees. With so much heat collecting in the confined space of an attic, it’s no wonder that your air conditioning system has to work harder and longer to keep your home comfortable.
Attic insulation can help to slow the movement of heat into your home, but what about the roof shingles that are absorbing all that solar heat? Wouldn’t it be great if manufacturers made shingles that could reflect heat instead of absorb it? Hold on – they do!
Energy-efficient shingles installed by the roofing experts at Harmony Home Improvement can reduce heat in the attic and any heat going into the house, helping to keep your home cooler in the summer and your air conditioning bills lower.
Contact Connecticut’s most trusted roofing contractor to learn more about upgrading your roof with GAF ENERGY STAR® shingles. We provide written estimates for all of our roofing services, including roof replacement and installation in Glastonbury, Hartford, Farmington, New Britain and nearby communities.
Lower Your Cooling Costs With Cool Roof Technology
Quite a bit of scientific research has gone into the development of asphalt shingles that can help to reduce cooling costs. Building scientists focused their attention on the tiny mineral granules that come in different colors and are fused to the top surface of asphalt shingles. By applying special coatings to the granules, they discovered that they could increase two critical qualities: reflectivity and emissivity.
New cooler granules reflect about 20% of the sun’s energy, compared to standard dark roof granules that reflect just 3% of it. Higher emissivity also helps granules stay cooler by shedding heat instead of retaining it.
‘Green’ Roofs in a Variety of Colors
Recognizing the important role that roofing material can play in energy performance, ENERGY STAR has established performance standards for “cool” roof shingles. To take advantage of cool roof technology, make sure to use ENERGY STAR cool roof shingles. Major shingle manufacturers like GAF have ENERGY STAR shingles available in a variety of colors or tones, as shown in the photos.
We can install many different types of shingles to meet your needs and budget. If you are interested in upgrading the look of your home during a roof replacement, while saving energy, you’ve come to the right place. As a full-service roofing contractor in Connecticut, we have experience installing energy-efficient shingles and can help you decide on the roof shingles that will work best for your home. Contact us today to learn more!
Go With the Best: GAF Master Elite® Contractors
Quality, craftsmanship and professionalism are all important issues when selecting a roofing contractor. Harmony Home Improvement has been certified as a GAF Master Elite® contractor, ensuring the best workmanship and the best roofing solutions to meet your needs. GAF Master Elite certification is only granted to fully licensed, fully insured contractors who are well-trained and who have earned an excellent reputation for courteous, top-quality work.
Let’s Get to Work!
Harmony Home Improvement provides fast, written estimates to homeowners in Hartford, New Britain, Glastonbury and many other parts of Connecticut. Call us at (860) 645-8899 or contact us online today for your roofing estimate!