Energy Star cool roofs keep homes cool and reduce energy costs.
Energy Star cool roofs sound like something your teenage son might like. But actually Energy Star cool roofs are a green homeowner’s dream, especially if you live in a warm climate. Energy Star cool roofs work by reducing heat transfer indoors.
Homeowners can save considerably by installing an Energy Star cool roof.
Cool roofs help reduce heat islands. Heat Islands refer to an area that is usually hotter in more developed areas than non-developed areas.
Energy Star cool roofs work to reduce the heat’s impact on the microclimate, humans, and wildlife habitat. Heat islands create fluctuations in temperature making it as much as 12 degrees hotter in the city than the surrounding suburbs.
Without Energy Star cool roofs this means higher air conditioning costs, more use of electricity and higher amounts of smog into the ozone.
According to research by the Department of Energy an Energy Star cool roof reduces the roof temperature by one degree for every one additional percent of reflectivity in the roof coating. Energy Star cool roofs work by reflecting heat away from buildings, while reducing smog and energy costs in the process.
Quality First Home Improvement’s roofers are skilled, licensed and bonded with extensive knowledge about the proper installation of Energy Star cool roofs. To learn more about Energy Star cool roofs or for a free consultation, complete our online questionnaire and someone will get back to you.