Cool roofs are typically made with better reflective properties, and they are known to release more heat than hot roofs. Due to these qualities, homes with cool roofs are usually more energy-efficient. Cool roofing promotes energy conservation, so homeowners are able to benefit from the savings. Here are two ways to get a cool roof.
Unpainted metal roofs are already reflective as is. However, they have low emissivity, which means they have the tendency to hold in heat. Because of this, standard unpainted metal roofing is often recommended for steep-sloped roofs.
For flat or low-sloping roofs, however, the heat-releasing properties of metal roofs would have to be improved since this type of roofing is exposed to more sunlight throughout the day. This can be done with a factory-applied cool roof coating. To know how this will affect the cost of your roofing, consult with local roofers.
Cool Asphalt Shingles
Standard asphalt shingles aren’t generally reflective, but they are a popular option among homeowners because of their traditional style. To turn these shingles into more energy-efficient roofing, you can replace them with cool asphalt shingles that contain specially coated reflective granules.
These granules enable the shingles to better reflect sunlight. They can also be colored to match your desired shade, but this will likely set you back by 35 to 75 cents per square foot. To get a more accurate price, contact a local contractor.
Safe Harbor Exteriors is a local company that ensures quality roof repair and replacement. Our team always strives to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. Call us at (913) 800-6181, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We offer our services to homeowners in Shawnee, KS, and nearby areas.