A standard roof can reach temperatures of 150 degrees or more in the Summer sun, or year round with the typical Southern California heat. You might be thinking, so what? Well according to Energy.gov these hot roof materials have a big impact. Replacing them can have positive effects such as:
-Reduced energy bills by decreasing air conditioning usage
-Improved indoor comfort for spaces such as garages or covered patios
-Decreased roof temperature, which may extend roof service life
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 paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles.
Cool roofs can also benefit the environment, so upgrading your roofing materials not only benefit you, but also your community such as reducing local air temperatures (i.e. urban heat island), lowering peak electricity demand which can help prevent power outages and reductions in carbon dioxide and other emissions.
The bottom line? Cool roofs are innovative new technology that leads to increases in energy efficiency – saving you money and benefiting the environment.
To find out more and watch our video about cool roofs, simply click this link or contact us here to discuss your roof remodel: