Summer is probably the most exciting time of the year. The warm weather has everyone feeling good and alive again after the cold and dreary winter. People look forward to the long summer days spent at the beach, lazing around the pool, or enjoying the company of friends and family around the bbq.
As much as we love the summertime, we know that it can make the interior of our homes pretty intense. If you don’t want to drive your energy bills through the roof using your AC 24/7, you might want to consider installing some cooling roofing materials.
Cool roof materials lower the amount of heat that is absorbed into your home, thus keeping the interior of your home pretty cool and your energy bills low. If this sounds great to you, keep reading as we explore some of the best cool roof materials for your home.
White Roof Coatings
White roof coatings can be applied to metal and flat roofing systems and improve the material’s reflectance capabilities. By reflecting the sun’s rays away from your home, it reduces the amount of heat that your roof and your home absorb, thus keeping it a lot cooler during those scorching summer days. White roof coatings also help to reduce the heat island effect, which is becoming more and more common in industrial and suburban areas.
Metal roofing systems are lightweight, highly durable roofing systems. Thanks to their high reflectance rate, they don’t absorb a lot of the sun’s heat, and it takes the roofing system a long time to heat up. By having a high reflectance rate, a metal rooftop will cool your home, and you’ll end up spending less on things air conditioning bills. You can further improve your home’s reflectance rate by adding an excellent white roof coating to it.
Green roofing is a fantastic way to use the forces of nature to create a cooler, more sustainable roofing system. Plants and vegetation don’t absorb as much heat as an asphalt or rubber roof would. The heat that they do absorb is used by the plant itself and not transferred to your home. The natural cooling effects of nature will help to keep your home that much cooler this summer.
For more tips and tricks on how to keep your home cool this summer, give Texas Select Construction a call today!