energy efficiency Articles

Energy Efficiency

July 17, 2009

Energy Efficiency One the things I often talk about is the Energy Efficiency of metal roofing. The biggest Energy Efficiency for metal roofing occurs during the summer. There’s a number of ways through which a metal roof keeps in attic naturally cooler. If you keep that attic cooler… you’re going to keep the home cooler…… ( read more )

Turbine Vents

June 30, 2009

Q: Do i have to put turbine vents on my metal roof? A: Turbine ventss are used to vent excessive heat and moisture out of attics. There is nothing specific about a metal roof in most cases that increases the need for ventilation including turbines. However, I am a strong believer in good attic ventilation… ( read more )

Roof Color and Reflectivity

June 23, 2009

Q: I have a question – If I go with the dark green metal roof color what does it do to reflecting the sun – will it absorb and heat the house? Thanks A: Dark colors, regardless of the type of roofing, are more absorptive of heat, than are light colors. Absorbed heat ends up… ( read more )

Attic Vents

June 14, 2009

Q: I have a garage in my backyard that I use as a shop and it measures about 24′ x 18′. There is no type ventilation in the roof whatsoever and it gets boiling hot in there when it’s closed up. I’m not wanting to spend a lot of money and I’m not real handy,… ( read more )

Cool Roofs Tax Credit

June 12, 2009

Q: What is the different between the Energy Star and other steel roofs. They are giving you 30 percent of your taxes. A: Some metal roofs have reflective coatings and are listed on the Energy Star website. These products, if installed this year or next, are eligible for a federal tax credit of 30% of… ( read more )

Hot Screened-in Porch

June 10, 2009

Homeowner from Florida asked: Q: I have a typical Florida cement block ranch house(one story) with a metal roofed screen porch attached to the rear of the house (all of about 7′ high, with slope). The rear of the house faces west. Presently, I can only use the porch a few months of the year… ( read more )