Buckle up Texas! Summer is just around the corner, and if you're in the market for a new roof, it pays to make the switch to a cool roof. In combination with proper roof ventilation, a cool roof can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home or building.
In any given attic, summer temperatures can reach upward close to 150 degrees. It really is no wonder that your air conditioning system has to work harder and longer to keep your home comfortable during our hot Texas summers.
So what options do you have when it comes to colors and styles for a cool roof? Until recently, that involved only a handful of options but thanks to a number of innovative roofing companies, cool roofs are available in an unlimited range of colors.
In simple terms, these "cool shingles" are usually made up of a few layers, one of which will reflect back UV rays to act as a shield. This highly reflective shield means less heat build-up throughout the day. New cooler granules reflect about 20% of the sun’s energy, compared to standard roof granules that reflect just 3%. Higher emissivity also helps granules stay cooler by shedding heat instead of retaining it.
Aside from the obvious energy benefit, most of these shingles meet requirements by ENERGY STAR®. This means your roof may qualify for a federal tax credit for consumer efficiency.
At CCR Roofing, we install many kinds of shingles and offer solutions for both residential and commercial roofs. If you are ready to upgrade the look of your home or commercial building, look no further. We are a full service roofing contractor and have experience in all types of materials and applications.
Contact us today to learn more!