A cool roof absorbs very little heat from the sun, which helps keep your indoors naturally cool during the hottest months. This removes the burden from your HVAC system, reducing your energy bills in the process. If you invest in a cool roof, your entire community will also benefit, as this roofing option helps combat the heat island effect and makes summers less intense.
Experienced roofers like Arry’s Roofing Services highly recommend this type of roofing for your home or commercial property. To help you understand cool roofs better, we answer common questions about them below.
What Materials Are “Cool”?
For steep-slope roofs, composition or asphalt/fiberglass shingles become cool when manufacturers coat them with specially formulated granules. In the past, only white granules could deliver high solar reflectance. Nowadays, we have the technology to provide a dark-colored roof with the same reflective properties.
GAF’s Timberline® Cool Roof® Series shingles come with unique formulas, which make the shingles reflect most of the infrared and ultraviolet rays that they catch. These shingles also offer aesthetic benefits, as they convincingly mimic the look of natural slate tiles or genuine wood shakes.
For flat or low-slope roofs, your local roofing contractor recommends PVC and TPO. Manufacturers ensure reflective properties during production. With proper coating, a metal roof can also reflect a huge percentage of radiant energy from the sun for both steep- and low-slope applications.
Does Design Play a Role?
Yes, it does. Barrel-style tile roofing is a prime example. The space underneath each tile promotes constant airflow, ventilating your living space adequately. In addition, concrete and clay tiles are naturally thermal-resistant, minimizing heat transfer from the roof deck to the attic.
Is Replacement Necessary?
Not necessarily. If your current commercial roofing system is in good condition and only part of the way through its projected lifespan, we can apply a coating system would suffice to transform your syste into a cool roof. A high-quality coating system creates a tough, continuous, watertight membrane. This seals your entire roof, including the penetrations. We also offer an extensive warranty that makes our coating system a solid investment.
Invest in a cool roofing system today with help from Arry’s Roofing Services. We specialize in different cool roofing materials that can maintain a consistent indoor temperature. We also offer high-quality roof repair services. We serve Largo, Tampa, and nearby areas in Florida. Call us today at (727) 938-9565 to schedule your FREE roof inspection and estimate.