A look at the science and savings behind the energy efficient roofing movement
In an attempt to combat the urban heat island effect, Los Angeles implemented an ordinance that went into effect this year requiring all new and refurbished homes to have a cool roof. In other words, a roof designed to reflect more of the sun’s rays to keep the home or building cooler. Sounds good but, what exactly are the advantages of a cool roof, who should consider this more reflective option and can it really help keep your home, and ultimately your community, cooler?
We’ve gathered the essentials for you including what types of cool roofs are available (spoiler – they are not all white), how much you can expect in energy savings, best places to consider a cool roof, even how to cool your existing roof – all in this very informative infographic. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Think a cool roof might be for you? We have gathered 7 amazing options for you to consider.