What is a Cool Roof? Can I get a Cool Roof? What does a cool roof do and how does it benefit me?
Well, a cool roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a normal standard roof. Cool roofs are made of a highly reflective paint, or by highly reflective tiles or shingles.
Most roofs in the world are dark-colored, and just like wearing dark colored clothing, it can get really hot. On the surface of a roof, temperatures can rise up to 190 °F .This increase in temperature can contribute to:
A cool roof does not always have to cost more than a non-cool roof. However, converting a standard roof that’s in good condition into a cool roof can be expensive. Major roof costs include upfront installation (material and labor) and maintenance.
Most buildings do qualify for a cool roof. What differs is your cities climate. Different locations across the country provide rebates for installing cool roofs. Contact your local roofing company for further detail about installing a cool roof.
For more information or if you have any questions about cool roofs in Southern California, call 951-402-ROOF.