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Cool Things About Cool Roofs

A cool roof is a roofing system that reflects more sunlight and absorbs less heat than a standard roof. This type of roofing can significantly reduce the amount of heat that enters your home, which can have several benefits. As summers get warmer in the Pacific Northwest, we are seeing more and more customers choose cool roofs for their homes in Port Orchard, Gig Harbor, and Tacoma

But first, let’s talk about cool roofing materials. They include:

  • Membranes & Coatings

  • Shingles

  • Stone/rock

  • Metal Roofs

  • Tile

Now, let’s talk more about all the benefits of a cool roof.

Energy Savings

One of the biggest benefits of a cool roof is energy savings. When your roof absorbs less heat, it reduces the amount of energy needed to cool your home. This means that your air conditioning won’t have to work as hard to keep your home comfortable, especially during the summer months.

Increased Durability

Another benefit of a cool roof is increased durability. Unlike standard roofing materials, cool roofing materials are designed to withstand the intense heat that can cause standard roofing materials to deteriorate over time. This means a cool roof usually lasts longer and requires less maintenance, which can save you money in the long run.

Environmental Benefits

Installing a cool roof also has environmental benefits. By reducing the amount of energy needed to cool your home, a cool roof helps reduce your carbon footprint and lower your overall impact on the environment.

Cool roofs help reduce the urban heat island effect, which is the phenomenon of urban areas being significantly hotter than surrounding rural areas due to the amount of heat absorbed by the built environment.

If you want to learn more about environmentally friendly roofing options, check out this recent blog post: Environmentally Friendly Roofing Options.

To get the most out of your cool roof, it is important to choose a reputable contractor who has experience installing this type of roofing system. This will ensure that your roof is installed correctly and that you receive the maximum benefits that a cool roof has to offer. So, take the time to research and compare different contractors, and choose the one that best meets your needs and budget.

If you are ready to talk more about this approach to roofing, give us a call. We offer free inspections and estimates.

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