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Dallas Cool Roof Systems: Understanding Energy Efficient and Environment-Friendly Roofs

 

 

As compared to a standard roof, cool roofs have been designed for reflecting more sunlight and absorbing less heat. Cool roofs can be made with a highly reflective paint, highly reflective tiles, shingles or sheet covering. Any type of building can gain benefits from installing a cool roof, but climate should be considered as well as other important factors before installation. When a cool roof is used it can stay 50 degrees Fahrenheit cooler under the summer sun, saving energy and money with the use of lesser air conditioning, while standard roofs can reach 150 degrees Fahrenheit more in the summer time.

 

Cool roofing systems have a lot of benefits on buildings and  its occupants can greatly benefit from cool roofing systems through improvement of indoor comfort for spaces that aren't air conditioned like covered patios or garages, decreased roof temperature, extending roof service life, and reduction of energy bills because air conditioning needs are decreased. Cool roofs can provide benefits to the environment as well, most especially when there are many buildings in a community have them, and they include reducing power plant emissions such as nitrous oxides, carbon dioxide, sulfur oxide and mercury through reducing energy used in buildings,  lowering peak electricity demand that helps prevent power outages, and reducing local air temperatures or urban heat island effect. Selecting an appropriate surface of your roof is one way to usually make a new or existing roof cool. To make your roof cool, you can use white coatings or special reflective pigments that can help reflect sunlight, as well as very thick paints which serves as a protection against ultraviolet light and chemical damage, offering water protection and restorative features. Know more here!

 

Built-up roofs usually consist of a base sheet, reinforcement layers, fabric and a dark protective surface layer, and it can be made cool by substituting reflective gray slag for dark gravel or marble chips in a flood coat of asphalt, using factory-applied coating or reflective mineral granules instead of a dark coating, and applying a cool coating on top of the dark asphaltic emulsion coating. Shingle roofs usually consist of overlapping panels either made from fiberglass asphalt, metals or wood polymers, and to make them cool, it is best to purchase cool asphalt shingles which use specially coated granules for better solar reflectance or by application of coating at the factory to make them more reflective. Unpainted metal roofs are usually excellent solar reflectors, yet are poor thermal emitters, so to make them cooler, so to increase its thermal emittance and solar reflectance, and to achieve a cooler roof status, paint is usually applied. You can always visit our website or homepage if you have more questions about cool roofing systems from http://smithinsulationtexas.com/our-services/spray-foam-insulation/.