A “cool” roof can lower the temperature in any building up to 50 percent by reflecting sunlight away from the home, thereby absorbing less heat. In this post, Affordable Roof Care discusses some roofing systems that offer cool features that can benefit any home.
Most roofing materials come in dark colors. However, light-colored roof has better reflective properties. It can reflect up to 80 percent of incoming sunlight and stay cooler by 55 degrees Fahrenheit when compared with black or gray roofs.
The advantage of painting a roof instead of ordering a new one is convenience. You can have your roof repainted by roofing and gutter installation professionals.
A roof that rises at an 18.5-degree angle reflects heat. Low-sloped roofs are available in a variety of materials that can help you save more energy. When paired with a green roofing system, it will decrease energy use in the home along with greenhouse gas emissions.
Flat or low-sloped cool roofs can also be used in conjunction with green roofing systems to help save even more energy. ome commercial building owners invest in flat cool roofs in combination with green roofing to create an energy-efficient solution that decreases both energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Power washing services can maintain these surfaces to make them more effective at resisting the elements.
Spray Foam Roofing
This type of roof is very resistant to leaks because it can conform to any shape or design. It also provides high R-value because it can resist heat and improves wind resistance, making it durable even when exposed to high pressure. Aside from providing great temperature control, a spray foam roof is also an energy saver. Acrylic and silicone are two great materials that can effectively block infrared rays, reducing the amount of heat absorbed by the house.
Turn to your most trusted roofing company, Affordable Roof Care, to provide energy and temperature solutions for your home. We offer many cool roof solutions, including metal roofing. Give us a call at (360) 639-4339 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Gig Harbor, Poulsbo and Bremerton, WA.