Can a new roof save energy costs?

Posted on 20 September 2023

With the price of heating our homes skyrocketing recently, you might be wondering “Can a new roof save energy costs?”. If your existing roof is old or damaged, it’s likely that it’s not as energy-efficient as it could be, which might be contributing to your steep bills. Read on to find out why it could be time for a new roof. 

Older roofs are less energy efficient New Roofs in Grimsby

Older roofs tend to be much less energy efficient than newer roofs. Not only do they have insufficient insulation, leading to significant heat loss during the colder months, but wear and tear over time can result in gaps and cracks appearing in the roof. This can result in warm air escaping and cold air getting in. Additionally, older roofing materials and construction methods may not incorporate the latest energy-saving technologies available in modern roofs. 

Reduce your energy costs with a new roof 

“Can a new roof save energy costs?” is a question we get asked here a lot here at Raven Roofing, and the answer we give is always yes. New roofs are more energy-efficient compared to older roofs, as long as they are installed by a reputable roofing contractor. Keep reading to learn why your energy bills are likely to be lower when you install a new roof. 

Improved insulation 

New roofs nearly always have better insulation than older roofs, which helps to maintain a consistent temperature indoors and reduces the new for heating and cooling systems. This can lead to significant cost savings. New roofs use modern and more effective insulation materials such as spray foam or rigid foam insulation. These types of insulation offer better thermal performance and reduce heat transfer. Roofers also add thicker layers of insulation when installing new roofs, creating a more effective barrier against heat loss. 

Energy-efficient roofing materials

Modern roofing materials are designed with energy efficiency in mind. Roofing technology has advanced considerably in recent years, leading to the development of materials with better energy-saving properties. A good example is reflective roofing materials, which reflect sunlight and absorb less heat. They can help to keep a building cooler during hot weather, reducing cooling costs. Some new roofing materials come with built-in insulation properties, improving the thermal performance of the roof.

Air sealing techniques

Modern roofing practices use proper air sealing techniques in order to minimise air leakage. Sealing any gaps and cracks in the roof helps maintain a more stable indoor temperature. This reduces the demand on heating and cooling systems and cuts energy costs significantly. Proper air sealing is now considered crucial when constructing energy-efficient buildings. 

Meeting energy codes

New roofs are designed to meet or exceed current energy codes and standards. Energy codes are regulations set by the government to establish minimum requirements for energy performance in new constructions, including roofs. These codes have become more stringent over time in order to improve the overall energy efficiency of buildings. 

Keep in mind that while new roofs are usually far more energy efficient than older roofs, it’s essential to hire a reputable roofing contractor to ensure proper installation and performance. They will also choose the right roofing materials and consider other energy-saving measures, such as insulation upgrades and window improvements to make your home even more energy efficient. 

New roof in GrimsbyWhen to invest in a new roof 

There’s no doubt that installing a new roof can help you to cut your energy costs. However, you need to decide if now is the right time to invest in a new roof. You should consider various factors when making this decision, including the current condition of your roof, its age, and signs of damage. 

Most roofs have a lifespan of 20 to 25 years, so if your roof is nearing or has surpassed this age, it may be time to consider a replacement. If there is visible damage, such as missing or cracked or missing shingles or granule loss, this is a sign that your roof has been compromised in some way and may be nearing the end of its life. If you’re not sure whether you need to install a new roof right now, it’s worth having your existing roof inspected by a local roofer. 

Installing a new roof can provide some massive benefits. As well as providing better protection for your home and cutting your energy costs, it can also increase your property’s value, which is something to consider if plan to sell up at any point in the future.

New roofs in Grimsby 

As you can see, installing a new roof can allow you to cut your energy costs significantly. If you’re looking for a reliable roofing contractor in your area, look no further than Raven Roofing and Repairs. We’ve installed hundreds of new roofs in Grimsby over the past 20 years, building a brilliant reputation for our high standard of workmanship and competitive prices. 

Our experienced roofers can handle all types of roofs. Whatever the shape of your roof and whatever material it’s made from, we can assist, ensuring that all work is carried out to the very highest standards. You can expect your new roof to look and perform its best for many years to come. All our new roof installations come with a full guarantee, providing you with the peace of mind that you need when making such a big investment. 

Contact us 

Now you know the answer to the question “Can a new roof save energy costs?”, you may be looking to hire our services. Call us on 01472 565 084 to discuss your roofing requirements with one of our friendly team. Alternatively, feel free to send us a message via our website. We will get back to you as soon as we can. 

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Shawn Bosworth
Chris and his apprentice were brilliant! Came out in the miserable rain and made my roof water tight again. I had several quotes from other roofers, cowboys trying to milk my desperation for silly money. Chris was honest, fair and reasonably priced. Highly recommended, thanks!
mark appleby
Extremely Happy with Job!Chris, Quickly assessed the roof and gave options on what could be done.Once Date Agreed, delivered on time with a very professional looking job. Job was in Feb and Chris and Team went out of their way to get the job done even though weather was bad at end of week. They left Work area very clean. Highly reccomend them!
Bev Barley
Thanks for doing a first class job would highly recommend Chris for a job well done
Robert Meadows
Mike Downs
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone who needs roof work. Polite, helpful and super fast. Thanks so much.
Lisa McMahon
Had a leak from my roof. Chris came out the same day althoughthe weather wasn't good. He surveyed the roof and found the problem immediately (a tile had slipped), took photo's before and after replacing the slipped tile. I asked how much I owed him - he said there was NO charge as it was a quick repair. What a lovely, kind, genuine guy! Would highly recommended him and his company.
Roland Packer
We recently had the roof on our extension replaced by raven roofing. Chris and his young helper couldn't have been more helpful. Work done to a very high standard. Quote honoured to the penny. Genuinely nice people and a real pleasure to do business with. Will definitely call them for the services they offer, when needed.
Michelle Packer
Can’t recommend this company enough. Did a great job on our roof , very friendly team , punctual, good quality work and good value for money . Many thanks
Carol Howden
Very friendly team and carried out a great job. Arrived and just got on with the job. Looks great
andrew engeham
Competitive price and excellent workmanship.Highly recommended.
Keith Brown
Great company great service
John Hornsby
Came on time very Satisfied with wat was done. Will be using them again if needed
Omer Khalifa
renegade jokerrr
Fantastic service! Nice and friendly guys! Very quick work! Great customer service! If I need any repairs in the future i will use Raven again.
Margaret Dabb
After being let down by another firm i rang Chris in desperation. Within an hour he arrived, looked at work, discussed, priced and booked a date. Arrived on time, everything ran like clockwork even in the awful heat they had to work through. Very well organised, very tidy, would have no hesitation in recommending his work. Many thanks
Zoe Gibbons
Can’t recommend Chris and his team more, they were all friendly, polite and efficient and left my patio tidier than it was before! Nothing was too much trouble and good quality work and price. I’d definitely recommend Raven Roofing to all my friends and family.
Alan Grosschmidt
Would Recommend Raven Roofing.We had new gutters and facias fitted all round the house.We were really pleased with the completed job.I did point out a minor oversight, which Chris promptly dealt with.The quote for the job was very competitive and I doubt you could get it done cheaper.So deserves 5 Stars.
Andrea Goforth
Was very happy with the prompt, professional, and friendly service provided by this company . They were so quick to help me out and repair a badly storm damaged roof. It is such a joy to have a service provider come when they say they will! Reasonable price and good quality workmanship too . Thank you, Raven Roofing .
We had the tiles down the gulley re-bedded.Very professional and cleaned up afterwards. Really friendly and very kind guy and we will definitely be using Raven Roofing again in the new year to do our guttering! Thanks Chris 👍🏻
Mike Prior
they repaired a dislodged tile free of charge. Just asked To be remembered for other works and telling my friends
Sally Melton
Had a skylight fitted. Excellent service, fitted my job in even though extremely busy. Was absolutely delighted the attention to detail was perfect. Made sure everything was tidied up and taken away. Thank you again. Would highly recommend.
Ali Wickham
Peter Hogarth
These guys did a great job repointing my roof gulleys
Pamela Blow
Samantha Blow
Excellent service, I would highly recommend :)
Derek Coates
Chris promptly repaired the front guttering which is now ok.
Lee Popham
Rang raven to come and fix my roof after last months storm, came next day and repaired, very happy with service and price, will definitely use again.
Mark Barnard
Very good reliable service all work guaranteed
kevin langley
When we needed urgent roof repairs, Raven Roofing & Repairs came to the rescue. Great quality work undertaken by true professionals.
Steve Nowell
I recently had repairs done to my roof. The response and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the work carried out effectively and efficiently
Kelly Brewer
Excellent service, recently had repairs carried out on my house roof, Chris was really friendly, work carried out to a great standard at a great price 🙂
We have used Raven Roofing several times for small repairs as we didn't want to go to the expense of a new roof, but recent torrential rain forced us to accept we needed a new roof. We were dreading the bill but Raven Roofing were very reasonable (not sure if I'm allowed to say how much).The scaffolding arrived and was put up promptly, Raven Roofing arriving a couple of days later to start work, the only delays were due to bad weather and Raven Roofing contacted us to let us know about any delays which we really liked, usually builders don't bother. Raven roofing were polite, friendly and courteous at all times.Out roof was completely stripped and replaced in a week, all rubbish was removed and the gardens left looking tidy.The roof itself looks fantastic...we are very very pleased and highly recommend Raven Roofing.