Cool Roofs 

Reflective Roofing for Energy Savings and Reduction In Emissions

If you thought a cool roof meant only a white roof, you are in for a surprise!

 

Reflective roofing diagram.jpgWhat 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. 

IMG_8025.JPGTypes 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.