According to your local roofer, Olneya™ Restoration Group, your roof absorbs heat from the sun and the ambient air, which makes it one of the biggest factors that affect energy efficiency. Constant exposure to the sun causes it to heat up and inevitably affect the temperature of the rest of your home. A cool roof, however, can negate this. In this article, we will delve into what it means to have a cool roof.
Cool roofs are designed to reflect sunlight rather than absorb it. Often, they can be made of highly reflective paint, sheet covering or reflective tiles and shingles. Any type of structure, be it in the residential or commercial setting, can benefit from cool roofs.
The most obvious benefit of cool roofs is they reduce the need for air conditioning units to strain and compensate for heat absorption. Rooms with no air conditioning, particularly garages or covered patios, can benefit from these roofs. Additionally, the cool roof option also has better longevity as decreased temperature levels help the roof avoid the adverse effects of heat, lessening the need for roofing services.
The part of your roof that determines whether it is “cool” or not is the one exposed to the sun. These parts get ultraviolet (UV) protection in the form of thick coatings or paint. In the commercial setting, these are commonly BUR, modified bitumen or spray polyurethane foam roofs. Residential options are shingle roofs, tile roofs and green roofs.
Olneya Restoration Group is the roofing company with all the eco-friendly solutions for your home. We are the best friend that your home deserves. Our service area includes St. Louis, MO, and Port St. Lucie, FL. Call us today at (314) 266-3095 in Missouri or (772) 212-0117 in Florida to get a free inspection.