Sep 25, 2023

Ways Your Roof Installation Can Slash Energy Costs

Although it’s one of the most expensive components of the exterior of your home, a roof is rarely given much thought until replacement is needed.  This provides the optimum time to carefully understand your choices so that the new roof not only enhances your curb appeal but lowers your energy costs.  

Here’s what you need to know.


While shingles are a critical component of a roof, they should only be a part of the conversation.  Thorough roofing contractors  should also be performing a visual inspection of your attic to verify the quality and R-value of its insulation.  

Without correct levels of insulation, it’s highly probable that your energy bills are unnecessarily high.  That’s because insulation creates an obstacle that lowers the level of thermal transfer between your attic and living quarters.  Even more frustrating is the fact that inadequate levels of insulation can speed up the life of your roof by allowing costly ice dams to form.

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Attics absent of the correct levels of ventilation create an environment for mold to thrive.  Improper attic ventilation also has detrimental consequences to your roof.  Its lifespan is shortened,  excessive heat allows shingles to trap warmth and moisture, which can cause dry rot on the roof deck.  This also means that the interior of your home can become hotter than necessary, causing your air conditioner to become overexerted.  

A reputable contractor can look at the specific set-up of your home and determine the proper types of roof ventilation needed.  Intake vents pull fresh air into the attic through the lowest points of the roof, often in the soffit, below the gutters.  In tandem with exhaust vents, which are installed at higher points of the roof, a matter-of-course airflow transmission process takes place. Common exhaust vent options include, gable, ridge, static, and powered exhaust.

Roof Color

Surprisingly enough, the color of your roof has an impact on the level of heat that enters your home.  Roofs in darker shades soak up light and heat and conduct it inward.  Lighter colored roofs reflect the heat outward.

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Shingle Type

Major roofing manufacturer, GAF, offers Timberline® CS Shingles which are fabricated with reflective technology.  This lowers attic temperatures, allowing homes to stay cooler during the summer months.  Classified as a cool roof, its purpose is to reduce solar heat gain by reflecting the sun’s hot rays and re-emitting the energy that is absorbed.  It’s worth noting that some utility companies offer rewards for homeowners that opt to have these shingles installed.

For more information about our roof installation services, contact us today. Our team of roof professionals is ready to serve you.

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"I have used Andy Lindus and his crew for several home improvement projects and they have always done top notch work and have never failed to please. They have proven they do quality work that they stand behind. Their latest project for me is installing Glenwood Class 4 Shingles for which I have received a discount on my homeowners insurance premiums."

Linda E.
Bloomington, MN
August 14, 2023

"The crew was quick and efficient; they did a good job with the clean-up. The roof looks great."

Barb A.
St. Croix Falls, WI
August 24, 2023

"I had a great experience with the shingle replacement and LeafGuard® Gutter installation."

Ellen R.
River Falls, WI
August 2, 2023

"Thorough, timely, efficient, good communicators. Excellent work, cleaned up well and took care of a few extra details without any hassle."

Carla U.
Minneapolis, MN
May 17, 2023

"Huge thank you to the Lindus’ staff and crew for helping us with our home projects! The talents, skills, critical thinking, product knowledge, and team work is excellent. Much gratitude and thanks to all employees at Lindus!"

John & Sherry C.
Menomonie, WI
May 17, 2023

"Your services and products are wonderful!  (And we have used Lindus three times now). The crews were gracious and hard-working."

Alan W.
St. Paul, MN
May 11, 2023
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