Timberline® Cool Series® Shingles: Beating the Florida Heat

By Stacy Mellete

Staying comfortably cool at home in the Sunshine State can be a struggle. But with GAF’s Timberline® Cool Series® Shingles, you’ll have a roof overhead that will combat heat and beautify your home’s façade at the same time.

Every reputable roofing contractor in Tampa FL recommends this specialty solution from GAF to increase your comfort levels naturally. Why? Affordable Roofing Systems explains.

Slashing Your Cooling Costs by Over 15%

According to the Cool Roof Rating Council, a cool roof like Timberline Cool Series Shingles could reduce your overall energy costs anywhere between 7% to 15%. Of course, the gains depend on a variety of factors, including geography and home design, but the savings could be greater in warmer climates.

GAF uses special proprietary cool granules with a cutting-edge formula to reflect the incoming sun rays. They keep your roof surface temperature low, transferring less heat to other parts of your home. With a lower amount of energy transmitted into your space, you can better maintain your optimal indoor climate efficiently.

Reflecting Heat without Giving Up Curb Appeal

Traditionally, high reflective properties were exclusive to white shingle granules, but not anymore. The Timberline Cool Series Shingles roofing have special outer coatings to send unwanted infrared and ultraviolet rays back to their source. These advanced coatings allow GAF to use darker color pigmentations without sacrificing reflectivity and UV resistance.

Any GAF-certified roofing company in Tampa FL, would attest that this cool roofing solution could preserve its attractive appearance for decades. It’s also available in rich and bold color blends, such as slate and weathered wood.

Making a Lasting Investment

The archenemy of roofs is the heat. High temperatures generally cause roofing materials to age faster, accelerating failure. Combine the intense sun with poor attic ventilation, your shingles would be fried on both sides. Before you know it, your roof is shot.

Compared to ordinary products, the heat isn’t much of a threat to the Timberline Cool Series Shingles. For greater resilience, we recommend getting the entire Lifetime Roofing System. This way, you can complement the reflective properties of your cool shingles with adequate ventilation, waterproof roof deck, and exceptional blow-off resistance. With regular evaluations, you can stay ahead of problems and tackle roof repairs before issues get worse.

Much like GAF’s other high-performance products, the Timberline Cool Series Shingles bear the ENERGY STAR® seal, come with Good Housekeeping Warranty, and more. To ensure this cool roofing solution is perfect for your home, call your local roofing contractor in Tampa or Clearwater, FL, call Affordable Roofing Systems at (813) 542-8462 right now.

We’ll be happy to talk about your re-roofing project and provide you a free estimate.

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