Property Improvements

How Much Does Replacing Your Roof Improve Energy Efficiency?

October 23th, 2018
Americans spend about $40 billion annually to keep their homes warm in winter and cool in summer. That’s a lot, and it’s way more—at least 20 to 30 percent—than it needs to be. A big part of our massive national climate bill boils down to one thing: our roofs aren’t cutting it. Here are a few ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home by replacing your roof with some slick, ( and possibly PACE financing-eligible ) green upgrades. By the way, if you're curious to see if your roof replacement is eligible for Ygrene PACE financing, click below to find out within just 5 minutes! Check My

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