Rely on the Building Science ExpertsCool roofs can save money several ways, including energy savings, rebates and incentives, HVAC equipment downsizing, and extended roof lifetime.
Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings - sixth of all electricity generated in this country.
A cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles. Nearly any type of building can benefit from a cool roof, but consider the climate and other factors before deciding to install one.
Just as wearing light-colored clothing can help keep you cool on a sunny day, cool roofs material that is designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles. Standard or dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more in the summer sun. A cool roof under the same conditions could stay more than 50°F cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.
Benefits of Cool Roofs
Cool Roofs Explained
Cool Roofs Benefit and Costs
- Fans, Ducts, And Controls - We install bath fans, attic/gable fans and crawl fans w/ humidistat/thermostat controls. Ductwork for bath fans and kitchen hoods, with roof jacks/caps. Helping to get out any of the kinks in your ventilation.
- Cleaning and Pest Control - We clean out crawl spaces. Sanitize from rodent pheromones, perform exclusion work to block rodent entry, build new access hatches etc.
- Draining Issues - We can help with drainage and water mitigation issues. Sump pumps in crawls/basements, along with french drains in and out of crawls.