Cool roofs are designed to reflect more sunlight and release more heat than hot or dark roofs. Due to these basic functions, this type of roofing is able to maintain a lower surface temperature on a hot and bright day compared to traditional roof types.
In this article, Edge 2 Edge Roofing, a trusted expert in various types of roof work such as commercial roof maintenance and repair, lists three roofing materials that will ensure a cooler roof for your home.
Steep-sloped roofs are commonly found on U.S. homes. They don’t necessarily have better reflective properties since they often come with standard fiberglass asphalt shingles. However, they remain a popular roofing option because of their traditional style.
To turn your asphalt roof into a cool roof, you can swap out the fiberglass shingles with cool asphalt shingles. Cool asphalt shingles are made with specially coated reflective granules that enable them to better reflect sunlight.
You can also have these reflective granules on commercial roofing systems. Consult with your contractor to know your options.
Plain metal roofs naturally have high solar reflectance. However, they also tend to hold heat making them a better choice for steep roofs. You can improve the heat releasing properties of metal roofs with a factory-applied cool roof coating or white paint.
Some traditional tiles are also naturally reflective depending on their color and type of clay. Cool-colored tiles are ideal for steep-sloped roofs, and they are usually made in earth-toned colors such as brown, terra cotta, and green.
Edge 2 Edge Roofing is one of the top commercial roofing contractors in the area. We carry out a range of roofing jobs and ensure top-notch services for our customers. Call us at (770) 783-3305 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate. We serve clients in Sandy Springs, GA, and the surrounding areas.