A more energy-efficient home is no longer a passing fad – it’s now an attractive and economical goal for many homeowners in a world where energy prices spike and fluctuate. What most homeowners forget is that one structure can help with regulating the temperature of your house – the roof.
What Is a Cool Roof?
Cool roofing is an umbrella term that encompasses any roofing material that reflects sunlight and minimizes energy absorption. These traits make the roof more energy-efficient and alleviate your reliance on artificial cooling.
Home Many Kinds of Cool Roofs Are There?
The most commonly used cool roofing material in new and renovation roofing are reflective single-ply membranes – often reflective variants of thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM). These are used in flat and low-slope roofs, and are designed specifically to minimize heat absorption on the roof structure.
Metal roofs are another popular cool roof option as many have an innate reflective coating. Higher-grade metal roofs usually have these although it’s possible to have it coated with an additional reflective layer. The quintessential asphalt roof also has reflective variants, often made with fiberglass or polymer coatings.
How Cool Roofs Save Money
Installing or converting an existing roof to a cooler one helps save you money on your cooling and overall energy usage. Since the roof is naturally cool and reflects ambient heat from the sun, you spend less time artificially cooling your property with HVAC and air conditioners. In fact, installing a cool roof often leads to HVAC downsizing!
Ritco Group, Inc. is ready to assist you with your new roof installation and roof storm repair. We’ll make sure your new cool roof is properly installed so you can take advantage of all these benefits.
Get in touch with us today at(931) 381-0175 or (931) 215-9850. We offer renovation roofing services throughout Brentwood and Murfreesboro, TN.