Cool Roofing is one of the fastest growing sectors in the roofing industry.
Cool roofs have increased recognition do to the fact that cool roofs can help your
building or home be more comfortable and energy-efficient. The variety of cool roofing
products is also growing. Cool products are available in all types of materials such as
field applied coatings, single-plies, roof shingles, roof tiles and factory coated metal.
A cool roof is designed to reflect and emit the sun's heat back to the sky instead of transferring it to the
building structure below. The "coolness" of a roof is measured by two properties, solar reflectance and thermal emittance.
Both properties are measured on a scale from 0 to 1, and the higher the value, the "cooler" the roof.
There are many benefits of a cool roof. Increased indoor comfort by keeping the building cooler
during hot summer months. Utility costs are lowered by reducing the need for air conditioning, and extending the life of air conditioning equipment.
Studies have shown typical cooling energy savings of 10 to 35% in cooling energy and an extension in the life cycle of cooling equipment.
They will also decrease roof maintenance costs, (cool roofs are expected to last longer than the average roof).
Cool roofs address air pollution and global warming concerns by lowering CO2 and other emissions associated with fossil fuel generated electricity
used for air conditioning. They reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect by reflecting heat back into the atmosphere.
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