Roofing Contractors: Energy Efficiency And Aesthetics

If you're looking for a remodeling project with a solid return on investment (ROI) and a quick turnaround time, roof repairs are a safe bet. Roofing contractors can give your home a new look and feel.

Here are some roofing repairs to consider during your next remodeling project.

Energy Efficiency

From tax credits to luring over market offers, making your home more energy-efficient can pay off.


in some municipalities, homeowners can receive sizable tax rebates to help subsidize the cost of installing solar-paneled roofing materials. If you're looking to make a major roof repair, like replacing sections of damaged roofing, a roofing contractor can install solar panels to provide protection for the elements and energy independence. Before committing to a solar-paneled roofing repair, it's important to work with a roofing contractor who understands the local rebates and tax credits available for these types of jobs. Always ask your contractor for the forms you'll need to fill out before you ever commit a dime to the project.


Light-colored roofing materials can drastically reduce energy consumption during the summer. If your current roof is constructed from darker materials, you can sometimes qualify for an energy efficiency rebate. Switching to a higher material is perfect when also installing a thicker underlayment. For instance, if you install an insulated underlayment, a lighter-colored roofing material will optimize the energy efficiency of the underlayment.

From Top to Bottom

Many home remodeling professionals treat roofing repairs as an afterthought. Being intentional with your roofing repair choices can create an aesthetic that boosts everything from your landscaping to your siding, painting, windows, doors, and shutters.


Swapping shingles for metal can make a huge aesthetic difference. For instance, you can make your new siding or paint color pop by creating contrast with your metal roof. You can also create a timeless look with glittering silver or copper hues. When working with a roofing contractor, it's important to look at a number of computer models to show you what your home will look like after the remodeling updates and your new metal roof is installed.


Although not a great fit for all home remodeling projects, stone roofing materials are incredibly durable. When looking at stone roofing materials, it's important to consider what the roof will look like as it ages. UV exposure and moisture can bleach dark-colored stone roofing materials, which can make them look dated longer before they need to be replaced.

Contact a company like MDD Exteriors to learn more.