Does Roofing Material Impact Energy Efficiency In Adelaide?

Adelaide has recently overtaken Denmark for having the most expensive electricity in the world. Adelaide’s major energy retailers increased energy costs as of July 2017. So it’s no surprise that people want to save on energy costs wherever they can. 39 percent of household energy costs come from heating and cooling the home. However, by designing and constructing an energy efficient house, homeowners can dramatically reduce the amount of energy consumed.

More often than not our roofing materials get overlooked as a way of increasing a home’s energy efficiency. Here at SA Quality Home Improvements, we use BlueScope Colorbond steel for all of our Adelaide roofing projects. Below we look at how Colorbond performs up against other roofing materials regarding energy efficiency.


Thermal Efficiency

Colorbond steel is an efficient thermal material. Meaning that it can reduce your homes cooling costs by up to 20 percent. Which will come in handy when Adelaide reaches upwards of forty degrees.

By combining Colorbond steel with Thermatech technology, you are helping keep your building cool all year round. When a South Australian heatwave strikes, your air conditioners have an easier job of keeping you cool, therefore meaning you’re saving money on energy costs as well as reducing electricity generation emissions. The same technology applies in winter to keep your home’s heat on the inside.

Here at SA Quality Home Improvements we also work with you to create a roofing design that incorporates Passive solar design principals can ensure your building is warmer in winter and colder in summer.


Colour Options

When looking at the colour options for your new roof keep in mind that your choice of colour can influence thermal performance. Lighter roofing colours are better at radiating less heat in Summer making them perfect for keeping your home cool. We have a range of colours available in Colorbond roofing, and our experts can advise on the best colour to suit your needs.


Your Source for Adelaide Roofing

SA Quality Home Improvements has all your solutions for steel roofing and gutters in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors covered. Our staff is a team all fully qualified and can provide you with expert advice on the requirements for your project such as material design and water drainage. We have the flexibility and skills to work on any size project.


If you considering making the change to steel roofing to better your home’s energy efficiency, the Adelaide roofing team here at SA Quality Home Improvements are happy to talk to you at length about any questions you may have. Give us a call today on (08) 8351 6666.

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