Cool roofing is a roofing system designed to do just as it sounds, keep your roof and building cooler. This is accomplished through a type of roofing product that reflects the sun’s rays. It also cools itself by radiating solar energy. It used to be that most roofs with cool roofing technology were either white or a lighter shade than other roofing materials. But new technology has made it so that cool roofing products can come in any color and still offer solar reflectivity, even in a darker hue.
Why Should I Install Cool Roofing on my Building?
The advantages to cool roofing is that it is both a durable product as well as an energy-efficient roofing material. In normal roofing material, as the sun heats up, so does the roof of a building, causing the temperature inside the building to rise as well. It can be expensive to combat this heat by adjusting AC temperatures or increasing your cooling energy. Utility bills will increase as the heat outside and inside increases. It can also put a strain on your HVAC system and cause wear and tear over time as more and more energy is required to lower building temperatures. But with cool roofing, your roof and thus your building stay cooler, even in the hot summer heat. This, in turn, will increase energy efficiency, decrease utility bills, allow your air conditioner to last longer as it doesn’t have to work as hard in the summer heat, and lower roofing maintenance costs. Because cool roofing can come in any color, it can also be aesthetically pleasing and add curb appeal to your building. Find out more about how cool roofing can be a benefit for your business and building. Call Certified Commercial Roofing to find out more information.