As this year’s summer heat starts to get intense, homeowners are looking for ways to keep their home cool and their energy bill down. Energy efficient roofing makes it on the top of the list for many homeowners. Making the investment requires you to thoroughly understand what types of roofing and material will make your home a safe haven from the heat.
Such roofing designs are known as ‘Cool Roofs’. The main features of a cool roof are their ability to improve the temperature in areas not air conditioned and lower energy demand for your home. There are a variety of cool roofs to choose from, each comes with their own uniqueness, look, and cost.
Metal roofs feature properties that allow them to reflect UV rays and outperform a standard asphalt roof in heat prevention. What helps metal roofs stand out are their customizable finishes. Finishes like granular coating can provide your home with a unique aesthetic and energy efficient benefits.
Steep-Sloped Tile Roofs
Commonly used for homes, standard steep-sloped roofs don’t feature great solar reflective benefits, but they can if they include cool-colored tiles. Having your roof painted a specific pigment will allow your home to take advantage of the color’s reflective properties. Additionally, they can also be painted to be waterproof and protect your home from water damage.
Shingle roofs can come from many different materials such as metal, wood, or asphalt. In this case, cool asphalt shingles may be right for your home. This type of shingles comes pre-coated to improve your home’s capability of reflecting solar heat on the hottest days of summer.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofs
This material features synthetic properties that allow your roof to become solar-reflective. Polyurethane foams are sprayed on top of roofs and solidify to provide a protective coating designed with durability and energy efficiency in mind.
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