What is a Cool Roof?
A cool roof is one that strongly reflects sunlight and also cools itself by efficiently emitting radiation to its surroundings. This results in a cooler roof and reduces the amount of heat conducted to the building below. A reflective, cool roof can reduce your energy costs, reduce stress on air conditioning units and increase your comfort level by reducing temperature fluctuations inside your home. Average energy savings range from 7%-15% of total cooling costs (source: Cool Roof Rating Council).
Read a list of other benefits of installing a cool roof.
Cool roofs are often thought of as having to be white. That is no longer the case. A wide variety of colors in various roofing systems use reflective pigments. This means you can have the roof you want while saving energy costs.
Types of Cool Roofs
There are many options for reflective roofing products on the market today. Among those for sloped roofs are:
There are also many options for cool flat roofs.
If a new roof is in your future, it would be a smart choice to go with a cool, reflective product. Give us a call today for a consultation and free estimate.