ARIZONA COOL ROOFS
What’s a “Cool Roof”?
Cool Roof is a roofing system which can deliver high solar reflectance. That means that this kind of roof can reflect the ultraviolet rays of the sun, hence reducing the intensity of the sun’s heat to the building.
In the past, these roofs were known to be white or any other light color. However, this has changed during the recent years due to the development of other cool roofing products. Currently, over 90% of the roofs globally are dark colored.
As a result, your roof may be retaining heat! The roofing materials used in most residential buildings can contribute to a rise in temperature inside the building, since they absorb and retain the heat instead of releasing it. This has contributed to:
• Increased need for cooling systems and higher utility bills
• Reduced indoor comfort
• Roofing materials deteriorating at a faster rate
• Increased air pollution
Simply put, buildings with dark roofs consume more energy for air conditioning compared to a structure made using a cool roof. This leads to higher operating costs for property owners and a strain on the power grid.
That’s why the use of cool roof materials is a technique for dealing with global warming that is growing in popularity. It doesn’t hurt that cool roofs also save money for the homeowner!
Benefits of Using Cool Roof Systems
Cool roofing systems are better for the planet, but they also have plenty of benefits for the homeowner or commercial property owner! Here are many benefits of using cool roofs:
Cool roofs don’t absorb as much heat, compared to other standard roofs. So the amount of energy you will need to cool your house will be reduced. You’ll save money as well as wear and tear on your air conditioning system!
Reduced Environmental Pollution
Apart from saving on money, you will also help in reducing the carbon emissions to the environment from power generating plants. 32% of the carbon emitted is from consumption of electricity. Therefore, with reduced demand for electricity, the amount of carbon in the air will also be reduced.
Fewer Electric Outages
With reduced demand for electricity in each household, there will be fewer cases of electrical outages. And maybe, with enough people adopting cool roof technology, the high electricity rates that apply during high demand season won’t be quite so high. Ultimately, you will be consuming less energy at a lower price.
Enhanced Life Expectancy of the Roofing Materials and Cooling Equipment
With reduced roof temperature, the life expectancy of your roof and cooling equipment in your home will increase. This will reduce maintenance costs associated with repair of the roof and the cooling equipment — leading to savings!
Enhanced Indoor Comfort
You can easily have the comfort of staying indoors even without the use of an air conditioner, or without as much reliance on your A/C.
If you are considering changing your roof, a cool roof is worth considering. It will not only benefit you as an individual but will also have positive environmental and economic impact. Contact us today to find out more about cool roofs and to get a free estimate!
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Reflects 97% of Radiant Energy.
- Composite shingles
- Single & Multi-ply
- Concrete tile
- Clay tile
- Metal Roofing
Thermal protection and complete moisture barrier
Increased R- values in systems with an airspace
Substantially reduced attic temperatures
Class-A fire rated
Does not “super heat” roofing materials
Even without an airspace, Low-E creates a thermal break and reduced temperatures on the underside of these roofing systems, when installed either under or on top of felt.