When talking about a Cool Roof, we are not just thinking about a roof that looks good. A Cool Roof is a roof designed to reflect the suns radiation, which in turn, will keep your home cooler. This is a great idea for people who live in areas of the country that are very hot.
What are some of the benefits of a Cool Roof?
The materials that have been used in the roofs construction can last longer with a Cool Roof.
A Cool Roof will not reduce your heating bill when its cold, it could actually cost more in heating, but the savings you can achieve from the cooling effects of the roof far exceed the extra costs. Some of the materials used for cool roofs have the ability to reduce the temperature on a roof by as much as 100 degrees. This can be very beneficial in places like cities that can be affected by blackouts and brownouts due to the issue of too many buildings retaining heat, which can prove dangerous when there is a heatwave, as the air quality can be reduced.
Cool roofs are also good in that they lower electrical demand, this is a very good thing at peak heat times of the day. Electrical systems can easily become overloaded with air cooling devices such as air conditioners running constantly.
In some instances, installing a Cool Roof could even result in utility rebates. When are we not interested in saving money?
What are Cool Roofs made with?
Cool Roofs can be done in a few different ways. Some apply a coating over the existing roof, a single ply membrane can also be used.
Whichever way though, we can see that a Cool Roof would be beneficial, especially in a hot climate.