Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings (1/6) of all electricity generated in this country). Energy Star® qualified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays. This can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100 degrees, significantly decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building.
Energy Star® qualified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent. During building design and when your existing roof needs replacement are both excellent times to consider a more energy efficient roofing system. Do your research, and find a reputable Rowlett roofing company of your choice who is knowledgeable about more efficient roofing systems to assist you in the process of choosing the roofing system right for you.
Metal Roofs – Consider metal roofing, metal roofs are more energy efficient than shingles. Metal does not have the kind of heat-absorption qualities that shingles have, so it will radiate less heat in your home and attic spaces, making your air conditioning have to run less.
TPO Roofs – The white TPO roofing membrane used on flat roofing systems typically has a reflectivity rating in the high 80% range when installed, and after three years still maintains a rating in the low 80% range. A TPO roof is a great option for a commercial roofing system.
“Cool Shingles” – Utilizing a highly reflective granule technology that reflects or essentially bounces back the sun’s rays, Cool Shingles help keep roof temperatures cooler, resulting in a much more comfortable living space below.
These are just a few of the many energy efficient roofing options for your home or business. If you are interested in learning more about “green” roofing, click here to watch our video, or give us a call at 214-528-9897 and we can meet with you to discuss your options, we give free estimates! We are a trusted Rowlett roofing company who has been around for over a decade.