Benefits of Energy-Efficient Roofing for Minnesota Homes

Many roofs in the sunshine. Some Energy Efficient.

Maximizing Comfort and Savings With Efficient Roofs

As utility costs continue to climb year after year, Minnesota homeowners are feeling the pinch with every flick of a switch or adjustment of the thermostat.

At All Craftsmen Exteriors, we believe that one of the best ways to ease the pressure on your wallet is to think outside the box– or, rather, outside the home. Energy-efficient roofing is a surefire way to reduce your household utility bills and achieve a more sustainable home. 

What is Energy-Efficient Roofing, Exactly? 

Your roof plays a bigger part in your home’s energy efficiency than you think. 

During Minnesota’s hot summer months, traditional roofing materials, especially those of darker color, absorb the sun’s rays and increase your home’s temperature. This means that your air-conditioning system works overtime to compensate for the extra heat, leading to soaring utility bills. 

The solution? 

Energy-efficient roofing materials are designed to reflect sunlight and dissipate heat, ensuring that your home remains cool and more comfortable. 


Benefits that energy-efficient roofing provides to Minnesota homeowners: 

Energy-Efficient Roofs Lower Utility Bills 

The primary benefit of energy-efficient roofs lies in their ability to significantly reduce cooling costs. By reflecting sunlight rather than absorbing it, energy-efficient roofs help maintain cooler indoor temperatures and decrease your dependence on air conditioning. 

The U.S. Department of Energy highlights that homeowners can expect to save between 7 to 15 percent on their utility bills with the adoption of energy-efficient roofing.

Energy-Efficient Roofs Keep Your Home Comfortable

High temperatures can turn your home into a sweltering hotbox. Energy-efficient roofing materials work to prevent increased indoor temperatures by blocking the sun’s UV rays from penetrating your home, thereby maintaining a more stable and comfortable indoor environment.

Energy-Efficient Roofs Are Environmentally Sustainable            

Opting for energy-efficient roofing materials is not just good for your wallet; it’s good for the planet. 

Energy-efficient roofing materials are often more durable, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing waste. Additionally, by diminishing the need for air conditioning, these roofs help lower the emission of greenhouse gasses, contributing to cleaner air and a healthier environment.

Which Roofing Materials Are Energy-Efficient?

The large demand for energy-efficient roofing has led to the development of various energy-efficient roofing materials, each with its unique benefits. 

Here’s a closer look at some of the options available on the market:

Metal Roofing 

Metal roofs are usually the go-to choice for energy-conscious homeowners. Available in both panels and tiles, metal roofs not only reflect UV rays but also add a modern aesthetic to any home. 

It’s worth noting that despite their durability, metal roofs can be susceptible to dents and are challenging to replace if damaged.

Asphalt Shingles

Not all asphalt shingles are created equal. Those that have earned the Energy Star rating are specifically designed to offer better energy efficiency. While asphalt is beloved for its affordability and color variety, keep your eye out for Energy Star-rated asphalt shingles to enjoy the added benefit of energy efficiency. 

Tile Roofing 

Tile roofs, made from materials such as concrete, clay, or ceramic, offer a blend of aesthetic appeal and energy efficiency. While they’re mostly used in climates warmer than Minnesota’s, concrete tiles are known for their ability to maintain consistent indoor temperatures. 

Note that your home might need added structural support to support the weight of tile roofing. 

Slate Roofing

Slate, while inherently dark and similar in appearance to asphalt shingles, can be treated with reflective coatings to enhance its energy efficiency. However, like other tile options, the weight of slate roofing may require added structural support to your home. 

Synthetic Roofing

For those seeking a lightweight and highly durable option, synthetic polyurethane tiles are an excellent choice. These eco-friendly tiles contribute to your home’s energy efficiency by keeping it warmer in winter and cooler in summer and also offer an environmentally sustainable roofing solution.

Not Ready To Install Brand New Roofing – What Can I Do?

If you’re not ready to completely overhaul your roof in favor of energy-efficient roofing materials, roof coatings are a good alternative.

Similarly to energy-efficient roofing materials, applying a reflective roof coating offers extra protection against the sun’s UV rays and mitigates heat absorption on your roof. This helps reduce your home’s energy consumption and lower your utility bills. 

Ready to Switch To Energy-Efficient Roofing?

Transitioning to an energy-efficient roofing system fights against rising utility costs and the challenges of climate change. Such an investment not only improves the comfort and sustainability of your living environment but also contributes to broader environmental conservation efforts. As we move toward a more energy-conscious society, homes with energy-efficient roofing will increase in value. 

We encourage Minnesota homeowners to consider the long-term benefits and savings that energy-efficient roofs offer. By selecting the right material and color, you can transform your roof from a simple home shelter into an active component of your home’s energy management system. 

The path to a cooler, more sustainable home starts at the top. With the right roofing choice, you can enjoy lower utility bills, a more comfortable living space, and the satisfaction of making a positive environmental impact.

Save Money With Energy-Efficient Roofing

Curious about making the switch to energy-efficient roofing? We can help! 

Since 2005, All Craftsmen Exteriors has delivered expert exteriors and roofing services.  Whether you need damage repairs or a complete roof overhaul, trust All Craftsmen Exteriors to approach your project with a strategy wholly tailored to your home and personal preferences. 

Call us today at 952-898-4680 or send us a message for a commitment-free discussion on your ideal energy-efficient roofing system and to get a free estimate.