California Home Solar offers full roofing services, including installation and repair in Los Angeles, Encino, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino. We specialize in Cool Roofs. A Cool Roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool Roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paints, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles. Standard or Dark Roofs can reach temperatures of 150 degrees or more in the Summer sun. A Cool Roof under the same conditions could stay more than 50 degrees cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.
In many climate zones, a cool roof can substantially reduce the cooling load of the building, providing several direct benefits to the building owner and occupants: • increased occupant comfort, especially during hot summer months • reduced air conditioning use, resulting in energy savings typically of 10-30%1, and • decreased roof maintenance costs due to longer roof life.
In addition to these well known benefits , cool roofs benefit the environment and public health in far more ways. Cool roofs directly reduce green house gas emissions by conserving electricity for air conditioning therefore emitting less CO2 from power plants. Cool roofs also cool the world independently of avoided carbon emissions, simply by reflecting the sun’s energy as light back to the atmosphere, thereby mitigating global warming. Cool roofs, through mitigation of the urban heat island effect and reduction of ambient air temperatures, in turn improve air quality. Smog is created by photochemical reactions of air pollutants and these reactions increase at higher temperatures. Therefore, by reducing the air temperature, cool roofs decrease the rate of smog formation.
Because cool roofs reduce air-conditioning use during the day’s hottest periods, the associated energy savings occur when the demand for electricity is at its peak. Therefore, use of cool roofs reduces the stress on the energy grid during hot summer months and helps avoid shortages that can cause blackouts or brownouts. In addition, for building and home owners that pay for their energy based on the time of use, they save energy when it is at its most expensive and hence, save more money! Contact us today!