Scalding temperatures in the summer can make it difficult to keep your home cool without running your air conditioner on high and having your energy bills spike. One way to enjoy a comfortable home in the summer without the soaring energy bills is to install a roofing material that can help minimize heat transfer. Today, Arry’s Roofing Services Inc., your leading local roofing contractor, discusses some roofing materials that can help keep your home comfortable even on the hottest summer days.
In Florida, where the sun is relentless much of the year, attic temperatures can go well above 100 degrees. This drives your energy bills up since your HVAC units have to work overtime to maintain your desired indoor temperature. With a metal roofing system, however, a good percentage of radiant energy coming from the sun is reflected away from your home. Our team installs metal roofing that comes with its own built-in venting system, which can help regulate attic temperature.
Homeowners can choose from a variety of roofing options for their flat or low-sloped roofs. They can opt for single-ply membranes that consist of prefabricated sheets rolled onto the roof and attached with mechanical fasteners, adhered with chemical adhesives or held in place with ballast. To make them reflective, coat or reformulate the black membranes.
This is another type of “cool” roof that can help reduce your energy costs in the summer. Look for asphalt shingles with coated granules, which provide better solar reflectance.
Tile roofing systems can be made of clay, slate or concrete. Some of these natural materials are reflective enough to achieve cool roof standards, while others require surface treatments that can help improve solar reflectance.
Entrust your roofing projects to the experts at Arry’s Roofing Services Inc. to boost your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. Call us today at (727) 938-9565 to learn more about our products and services. We serve residents of St Petersburg, Clearwater, Dunedin and nearby areas in FL.