What is a Cool Roof?
What Are the Benefits of a Cool Roof?
A cool roof can:
Increase occupant comfort by keeping the building cooler during hot summer months.
Cut costs by reducing the workload for HVAC systems and extending the life of cooling equipment.
Reduce energy cost by 10-30%.
Decrease roof maintenance costs (cool roofs are expected to last longer than the average roof system).
Address air pollution and Global Warming concerns by lowering CO2 and other emissions associated with fossil fuel-generated electricity used for air-conditioning.
Reduce the “Urban Heat Island Effect” by reflecting heat back to the atmosphere. Urban heat islands occur when a city is hotter than the surrounding rural areas due to dark surfaces.
Help with local code compliance since a growing number of building codes have cool roof requirements.