|Cool roofs are made using
specially formulated reflective coatings that minimize the
effect of solar heat from the sun. This keeps buildings cooler
and reduces air conditioning energy consumption in warm climates,
which equates to significantly lower energy bills. Cool roofs
are appropriately named because they are typically as much
as 60 percent cooler than conventional roofs. This is why
the USA Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and
Environmental Design (LEED) encourages energy-saving solutions,
such as cool roofs. In order to get a high LEED rating, for
instance, the surface of a roof must use materials having
a high Solar Reflective Index (SRI) like any good cool roof
|COOL ROOFS LAST LONGER
impact of solar heat also helps to ensure that the cool roof
outlasts traditional roofs intense heat from the sun is one
of the major contributors to the wear and tear on roofing
materials. So the same roof you install today can last for
many decades without having to be replaced.
|FAST CLEAN INSTALLATIONS
|A cool roof installation
goes over the top of a conventional roof. This means the existing
conventional roofing does not have to be removed. Not only
does this help the environment by lowering land fill demands
but it makes installation much faster and cleaner than a typical
roofing system. This means less disruption or inconvenience
to tenants, valuable customers or to your staff during the
process. Time is money, so saving time on roof installation
with a cool roof translates directly into immediate cost savings.
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|A cool roof is made of materials that
resist absorption of heat while also exhibiting high reflectivity.
So not only do you get significantly higher performance in terms
of saving air conditioning energy, but also in reducing the need
for building insulation. Energy-saving tax credits are also available
in many cities which is a really cool way to save money and help
pay for your green energy upgrades. Check with your local energy
|ENJOY UPKEEPING WITH A COOL
|One of the
biggest issues with any roof, especially a flat roof, is the problem
of cost of maintenance and upkeep. That's why a cool roof makes
sense financially as well as in terms of ordinary upkeep and integrity.
Cool roofs are easy to maintain. There are no roofing nails, no
cauldrons of boiling and smelly black tar, and none of the problems
of ripping up old asphalt and hauling it away to dispose of it.
Just have the cool roof inspected annually, keep debris off the
roof and from the drains and enjoy the pleasure and confidence that
comes from owning one of the most advanced and low maintenance roofing
systems in the world.