Cool Roofing 101: Everything You Need to Know

Cool roofs offer numerous benefits to both homeowners and commercial property owners. If you’re considering investing in a cool roofing system like membrane or metal roofing in Tampa, FL, Arry’s Roofing is here to explain everything you need to know:

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Cool Roofs Basics

You probably wouldn’t wear a black shirt if you were planning to be outside on a blistering hot day; the dark fabric would absorb the heat and make you uncomfortably warm. Instead, lighter colored clothing would be far cooler. Cool roofs work the same way: they reflect sunlight away from your home or building, keeping the interior cooler, which results in energy savings.

Cool roofs have two components to make sure they properly reflect unwanted heat: solar reflectance, the light-colored surface that reflects sunlight, and thermal emittance, or the ability of a roof system to emit already-absorbed heat.

Residential Cool Roofs

Metal roofing in Tampa is an ideal choice for a cool roof with its extreme durability, long service life, and crisp aesthetic appeal. With the appropriate coatings, your cool metal roof will satisfy both solar reflectance and thermal emittance requirements.

Alternatively, consider specialty shingles such as GAF Timberline® Cool Series® Shingles. These shingles are specially designed with cool roofing features in mind. Thanks to GAF’s special proprietary cool granules, you can opt for dark-colored shingles without sacrificing cool roofing properties.

Commercial Cool Roofs

If you have a flat or low-sloped roof, single-ply TPO roofing material is the most cost-effective option. TPO is a plastic-based membrane roofing material that we install as a single layer on a flat roof. It typically comes in white, is easy to install, and holds up well under the intense Florida heat.

Cool roofs are a smart, eco-friendly long-term roofing upgrade, no matter what kind of property you own. To learn more about a metal roof in Tampa or any other material, call Arry’s Roofing Services today. You can reach us at (727) 938-9565 or fill out our contact form. We’ll be happy to schedule your appointment.