What is a Cool Roof

A word about Cool Roofs

A cool roof is a roofing system that delivers higher solar reflectance and higher thermal emittance (the ability to radiate absorbed, or non-reflected solar energy) than standard designed roofing products. Historically, cool roofs have been either white or some other lighter shade color. However, that dynamic has changed in recent years with the development of residential cool roof products like Landmark Solaris® and Presidential Solaris® from CertainTeed that can achieve EnergyStar® qualified levels of solar reflectivity even in dark, rich hues.

Most of the roofs in the world (including over 90% of the roofs in the United States) are dark-colored. In the heat of the full sun, the surface of a black roof can increase in temperature by more than 100 °F over the ambient temperature, reaching temperatures up to 190 °F. This increase in surface temperature can contribute to:

  • Increased cooling energy use and higher utility bills;
  • Reduced indoor comfort;
  • Accelerated deterioration of roofing materials, increased roof maintenance costs, and high levels of roofing waste sent to landfills.
  • Higher peak electricity demand (the maximum energy load an electric utility experiences to supply customers instantaneously, generally experienced in summer late afternoons as businesses and residences turn up their air conditioners), raised electricity production costs, and a potentially overburdened power grid;
  • Increased air pollution due to the intensification of the "heat island effect"
    The EPA reports that cool roofs can:

    • Reduce energy use: A cool roof transfers less heat to the building below, so the building stays cooler and uses less energy for air conditioning.
    • Reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions: By lowering energy use, cool roofs decrease the production of associated air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
    • Improve human health and comfort: Cool roofs can reduce air temperatures inside buildings with and without air conditioning, helping to prevent heat-related illnesses and deaths.

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Do you offer emergency services?

We try to offer all customers emergency service, however this can depend on your location and the amount of time it will take us to travel to you as well as the type of emergency assistance needed. For instance, if there has been a tornado go through a county, we will respond in order of calls. Once we arrive, we will acess the damage, make temporary repairs and quickly move to the next customer with hopes of getting everyone at least a tempoary fix until we can complete the job.

Do you offer a warranty?

Warrantys are offered based on the type of project as well as the material used to complete the project. For example one shingle company may offer a 25 year warranty on their products, where as another may offer a 30 year to lifetime warranty. We will always go over any and all warranty information with the client before purchasing any material for the job. Our labor and craftsmanship is 100% warrantied. Feel free to call us to discuss your options!  740-245-2436!

Why should you do regular roof inspections? 

Routine roof maintenance and proper inspections are the key elements to extending the life of your roof system. The idea is to find and solve a minor problem before it becomes a big and costly problem. By the time a leak finds its way through the roof substrate to your ceiling where you see it, you may have severe and costly damage to your insulation, roof decking, and potential mold issues.