Comfort is one of the biggest reasons why we remodel our homes. Replacing windows and siding aren’t the only projects that improve indoor comfort. You can also replace your old roofing with more energy efficient options.
What Are Cool Roofs?
Energy-saving roofing, or cool roofs, are among the fastest growing trends in the building industry according to the US Department of Energy. The concept was introduced in the mid-1980s to lower urban air temperatures, improve air quality, and reduce peak electricity demands.
Cool roofs do more than lower energy consumption. This type of Ann Arbor roofing can also improve indoor comfort by reflecting heat away from your home. This way, you can maintain a consistent temperature in your household.
Cool roofs follow two main principles:
• Solar reflectance – This is the percentage of solar energy reflected by a roof material.
• Thermal emittance – This is the amount of energy radiated by a roofing material.
Materials should have both high solar reflectance and thermal emittance properties to improve indoor temperature effectively. When looking for cool roofs, there are many options available nowadays.
What Are Your Options?
Roofs can become more energy efficient through special coatings, special granules, and color. Single-ply membranes and built-up commercial roofs can come with specially formulated pigments that improve solar reflective value. Metal roofs, on the other hand, can be painted in lighter colors for better reflective and emittance properties.
For residential properties, top roofing manufacturer GAF offers Timberline® Cool Series. These asphalt shingles have coated granules that reduce roof temperatures. When you have these shingles installed on your roofing in Ann Arbor, MI, you can expect around 7% to 15% on cooling costs.
If you want to install cool roofing on your home, you can rely on Tittle Brothers Construction. We are a GAF Master Elite™ contractor that specializes in both residential and commercial roofing. We offer GAF’s Timberline Cool Series along with other roofing choices. As for commercial roofs, we can work on single-ply, TPO, EPDM, built-up, metal, and flat roofs.
Create a more comfortable home today by replacing your roof. You can schedule a free in-home consultation by calling us at (877) 228-5658.