Your Salem roofers can actually save you a lot of money by installing a high-efficiency roofing system on your home or business.
While the upfront investment is generally a little bit higher for a high-efficiency roof than a normal roof, the long-term payout should be a large consideration. In addition to the potential savings of up to $500 in tax credits, a high-efficiency roofing system will save you money for years to come on heating and cooling bills. In fact, the FTC has claimed that over half of the average consumer’s electricity bill can be marked as heating or cooling expenses. The way we see it, that’s money that you could be saving every month. The most quoted figures for monthly savings are 7-15% when moving from a standard roof to an efficient one. Many of the high-efficiency roofs our Salem roofers install are some of the most durable and lasting roofing systems available. Metal roofing and single-ply membrane flat roofing can easily last between 30 and 50 years, and there are lifetime warranties available on certain types of roofs. Over the span of an efficient roof’s lifetime, it could save the home or business owner thousands of dollars in utilities bills, all while being better for the environment.
A false belief that many customers have is that there are very limited roofing material and style options when it comes to efficient roofs. In the past, this may have been true, but high-efficiency roofing has gained a lot of traction in recent years, and the options are now quite plentiful. Our Salem roofers install the following high-efficiency roofing systems:
- Bruce & Dana Snap-Lock Metal Roofing Panels
These are the long metal roofing panels that many customers looking for metal roofing in Salem opt for. They come in a variety of colors, they come with a 35-year non-prorated warranty, and our customers do report cost savings after having the panels installed.
- SteelROCK Stone-Coated Galvanized Steel Tiles
SteelROCK Stone-Coated Galvanized Steel Tile roofing offers the timeless look of shake and tile roofing with the lighter weight and high reflectivity of a metal roof. They meet the criteria for Energy Star compliance, and are tax credit eligible. They come with a limited lifetime warranty and come in 12 different colors, along with several different style options.
- IB Roofing – Single-Ply PVC Roofing
IB Roofing Systems are one of our Salem roofers’ favorite materials to install. These roofs come with a limited lifetime warranty for homeowners, and a long-term warranty for commercial customers. They are highly reflective and are one of the most efficient roofing systems on the market. The only downside is that they are generally installed on flat roofs or low-slope roofs. Many home or business owners with steeper roofs choose a different option.
- GAF Timberline Cool Series Shingles & CertainTeed Landmark Solaris ® Platinum Shingles
Many homeowners still prefer the classic look of a composition roof, and our Salem roofers are experts in installing these roofs. There are still Energy Star compliant composition roofing options out there, such as the GAF Timberline Cool Series and the CertainTeed Landmark Solaris Platinum series. These come in several different color options, but they’re better insulated and have higher reflectivity than traditional composition asphalt shingles. Our Salem roofers can offer home and business owners the preferred contractor manufacturer warranties through both GAF and CertainTeed, and will walk you through the benefits of the different options.
Remember that the upfront cost isn’t the only consideration you should have when evaluating your Salem roofing contractors. Think about the material choices and future cost savings, as well as what repairs could cost you if you move forward with a sub-par roofer.