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Whether you live in Lincoln, Omaha or anyplace else in Nebraska, your home needs insulation from the extreme weather and temperatures. If you’re always looking to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, start at the very top – with your roof.

The amount of insulation your roof can provide can make all the difference, as heat travels. In Nebraska’s harsh winters, heat flows out; in the hot summers, heat flows in. A better-insulated home ensures more money in your pocket by reducing heat flow and increasing energy efficiency. With a properly-insulated roof, you don’t need to use as much energy to heat the inside of your home in the winter and keep it cool during the summer.

When choosing the best products for your roof, you’ll want to keep in mind the R-VALUE. That is, the RESISTANCE to heat flow – the higher the R-value, the greater the ability to insulate your home. Almost all insulation products – including roofing products – tell you their R-value.

When choosing between asphalt shingles, metal roofing, slate tiles, etc, make sure you ask for the R-value if you’re not able to see what it is.

If you need an expert’s opinion on which roofing products and R-value are best for your home, call Exterior Remodel & Design.