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Is an Energy Star roof worth the cost in a climate where there are more heating degree days than cooling degree days?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 14, 2012 01:01 AM
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We are looking at re-roofing our home. The salesman indicated that in our climate an Energy Star rated roof was less important than good attic ventilation for keeping the house cool. We can have high summer temps (100°+) for a few weeks each summer, low winter temps (-20°), for about the same amount of time, high winds and hail. What do you recommend for roofing other than metal?




 

 

We are looking at re-roofing our home. The salesman indicated that in our climate an Energy Star rated roof was less important than good attic ventilation for keeping the house cool. We can have high summer temps (100°+) for a few weeks each summer, low winter temps (-20°), for about the same amount of time, high winds and hail. What do you recommend for roofing other than metal?

Anne,

It would be difficult to make a statement concerning value without knowing the cost difference in materials. 

  • Pierre, South Dakota is predominately a heating region with 7,580 heating degree days and 450...



 

 

 
 
 

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