During the summer, your roof takes on some heavy burdens. Since traditional roofs are typically constructed of dark, absorbent materials, they soak up a lot of energy from the sun. This, in turn, heats up your whole house and makes your air conditioning run all hours of the day. Many commercial buildings have remedied this problem by installing cool roofing, a surface that consists of highly reflective materials that deflect the sun’s solar energy. A cool roof can be made from a variety of materials, but no matter which you choose the benefits extend beyond having the nicest roof on the block.
Benefits of a Cool Roof
Having a cool roof instead of a traditional roof can save you money by reducing how much you need to run the air conditioner during the warmer months. By absorbing less heat, the inside temperature will remain lower and more comfortable. In some climates, a cool roof is enough to eliminate the need for air conditioning most of the time and when it’s time to replace the air conditioning unit, a smaller and less-expensive model may be a possibility.
Does your roof leak? Would you like to reduce your cooling bill? Call our Wichita KS roof contractor today at (620) 955-7400.