Benefits of an Energy-Efficient CertainTeed Cool Roof
Imagine a roof designed to reflect more of the sun’s rays in order to keep your home cooler each summer. Imagine lower energy bills and less of a toll on your air conditioner each summer. Enter the cool roof. A cool roof, installed by Falcon Exteriors, can not only help your home stay cooler, but also your community.
Traditional roofs are dark-colored, and in the heat of the full sun, they increase in temperature by over 100 degrees above the ambient temperature. They can actually get up to 190 degrees, leaving your home interior warm and muggy.
When the surface temperature of your roof skyrockets, here’s what results:
- Utility bills increase due to high usage.
- Your home’s indoor comfort level decreases.
- Your roof deteriorates quicker, and you need to replace it again sooner.
- Roof maintenance will need to be attended to more frequently.
- More roofing waste is sent to landfills.
- Electricity production costs increase.
- Air pollution increases because of the “heat island effect.” (Heat island effect is a metro area that is much warmer than surrounding rural areas due to human
activities. Temperature differences are usually larger at night than during the day, and most noticeable when winds are low.)
Homes with dark colored roofing use more energy than cooler roofing, and they cause strains on your utilities expenses and the electric power grid. Cool roof products deliver both immediate and long-term savings in utilities.
6 Benefits Homeowners Appreciate about Cool Roofs
1. Span from White to Dark Colors
In the past, cool roofs have been either white or some other lighter color, but that’s changed now! CertainTeed developed residential cool roof products such as Landmark Solaris®Gold, Landmark Solaris® Platinum, and Presidential Solaris® shingles that achieve EnergyStar® qualified levels of solar reflectivity in rich, dark colors. They give your home the aesthetics you love and the curb appeal that will attract buyers when it’s time to sell your home. Choose from the perfect color and texture to make your home stand out.
2. Decrease Energy Usage
Did you know that a third of the heat in your home enters through your roof? A cool roof helps you save up to 20% on energy while helping the environment. A cool roof absorbs a lot less heat than traditional roofing materials. Traditional roofing reflects under 20% of direct sunlight, while a cool roof reflects 67% of direct sunlight on average. Cool roofs are a wise choice for Atlanta homeowners due to the sweltering summer heat experienced in the area. Your home will stay cooler and use less air conditioning with a cool roof due to the decrease in heat transfer to your home interior.
3. Saves You Money
Cool roofing averages savings of 7% – 15%, and one source says it may be closer to 20%. They also enhance the durability of your roof, making it last longer.
4. Accommodate Various Roof Styles
Cool roofs can be installed on nearly any roofing style: steep slope, low slope, or flat. And a cool roof doesn’t necessarily mean a white roof.
5. Decrease Air Pollution
Cool roofs decrease air pollution as well as greenhouse gas emissions, giving you a great way to help the environment with your roofing selection.
6. Create Greater Indoor Comfort
Cool roofs decrease uncomfortable hot air temperatures inside your home, both with and without air conditioning. Indoor temperatures that are comfortable and not too hot can help prevent heat-related illnesses and even heat-related deaths. When your home is comfortably cool, you decrease the possibility of health problems that can originate with heat, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Which Part of the Country Benefits from a Cool Roof?
Although cool roofs can be installed on any building in any location, there could be a winter heating penalty if you live in the northern part of the U.S. Georgia is certainly stationed at a beneficial area for cool roofing due to the hot summers.
CertainTeed is the top roofing and building material manufacturer. Their superior roofing products come in multiple style choices and a host of color selections to bring the perfect complement to your home. When it comes to CertainTeed roofing products, customization possibilities abound with over 300 roofing options to choose from to attain the perfect look. Their outstanding durability provides your home with reliable protection you can count on, even in the midst of severe weather.
CertainTeed roofers should install CertainTeed roofing systems. When roofing companies get a CertainTeed certification, they are dedicated to installing CertainTeed roofing products the right way, giving you the best possible outcome. Get the most out of your roofing investment by hiring a CertainTeed certified roofer; they have been trained in how to install these specific roofing materials.
Protect Your Roofing Investment
When you choose a CertainTeed roofer, your warranty is protected. And CertainTeed offers up to a lifetime warranty on their shingles, roof replacements and labor.
Get a Trustworthy CertainTeed Roofing Contractor
Don’t settle for an inferior roofing contractor. As a CertainTeed Select Shinglemaster contractor, Falcon Exteriors provides expert installation so you get the best long-term results possible. In addition to installing your roof with precision, we go the extra mile by giving you attentive customer service making sure you are completely satisfied with your new roof. We’ve helped hundreds of homeowners in the Atlanta area transform their home exterior with a new roof.
CertainTeed roofing gives you durable, high performance, beautiful roofing. CertainTeed Cool Roofing products can help you lower your utilities bills, increase indoor comfort, and save you money. Cool roofing comes in a variety of hues and can be installed on a wide range of roof styles. To see more of these types of advantages, take an in-depth look at CertainTeed Roofing.