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How Energy-Efficient Roofing Can Save UK Homeowners and Businesses Money

Moneymagpie Team 23rd May 2023 No Comments

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Whether you’re building a new property or replacing the roof, have you taken to the time to consider using energy-efficient roofing? Why? Because thanks to the use of energy-efficient materials and techniques, you can to significant potential cost savings. Furthermore, you can also qualify for financial benefits down the line. As the icing on the cake, this type of roofing will also have fantastic environmental benefits.

Types of Energy-Efficient Roofing Materials and Techniques

Before we get cracking on the many benefits energy-efficient roofing can bring, let’s first take a look at some of the materials and techniques that are used to create these energy-efficient roofing solutions.

  • Cool Roofs: Make use of reflective materials that help to reflect sunlight and reduce the amount of heat absorbed by homes or businesses. You will greatly reduce the need to use energy to cool your property.
  • Green Roofs: Going green couldn’t get more obvious than opting for Green Roofs as they give a new meaning to being eco-friendly, and the roof which is green has a covering of vegetation throughout the surface. With their ability to absorb heat well, these plants effectively cut down on the usage of energy-thirsty air conditioners.
  • Solar Panels: These harness the sun’s heat to produce energy for both households and companies, so this source of power can alleviate dependence on energy-powered heating and cooling.
  • Insulation: Save money on energy bills with proper insulation on the roof of your property and keep the heat inside and the cold out. With a properly insulated roof in place, the degree of dependence upon heating will greatly decrease.

There are many other roofing symptoms that utilise energy-efficient materials. Metsec purlins is one such system that is helping to reduce energy costs.

Financial Incentives

Not only do you save money on your electricity bill when you build an efficient roof, but there are also several other financial advantages and incentives that come along. In addition, tax incentives and grants are often provided by the UK government in order to stimulate development.

To illustrate, homeowners could cover from two-thirds up until all expenses needed to carry out green renovation works in their households under The Green Home Grant Scheme back in the year 2020. Also, many upgrades mentioned earlier were included. Furthermore, if you used eco-friendly materials to insulate your home’s roof then you would get a discount of 5% on VAT

Do it the Green Way

Energy-efficient roofing can be an effective means of not only keeping your home or commercial building warm but also promoting a sustainable environment, however, many hold the belief that it remains prohibitively expensive. With the provision of financial and tax incentives by the government, that’s no longer correct. If you’re thinking about getting an energy-efficient roof done on your home, calculate both upfront costs and future savings and returns that can come from it. You might be amazed at just how much money (and the environment) is possible for you to save.

Disclaimer: MoneyMagpie is not a licensed financial advisor and therefore information found here including opinions, commentary, suggestions or strategies are for informational, entertainment or educational purposes only. This should not be considered as financial advice. Anyone thinking of investing should conduct their own due diligence. 




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Jasmine Birtles

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