For the past few years, various parts of the globe have been experiencing the hottest temperatures in recorded history. This is slowly becoming the norm, and now people have to find ways to keep their homes comfortable amid the heat.
Many homeowners rely heavily on air conditioning, but this only means higher energy costs. Affordable Roofing Systems, a trusted company with expertise in residential roofing, suggests heat-proofing your roof as this is a more sustainable way of keeping the heat out of your home.
2 Ways to Heat-Proof Your Roof
Fortunately, there are several ways you can keep a comfortable temperature in your home. Here are two options for heat-proofing your roof:
Cool roofs come in various forms, but their features typically include a special type of reflective paint or a single sheet-like covering. There are also shingles that are specifically made to be heat-proof. But regardless of their material, cool roofs are capable of reflecting the sun away from your home. Since they are able to prevent heat from transferring into your home, they reduce your need for air conditioning. They can also decrease roof temperature, which lowers the risk of sun damage and prevents costly roof repairs.
Green roofs are basically built-in roof gardens. They are usually more expensive than cool roofs because they come with additional benefits that go beyond heat-proofing. Green roofs provide an extra layer of insulation that works all year round. Additionally, they can help with stormwater management and runoff.
Affordable Roofing Systems is known for our expertise in residential and commercial roofing. Dedicated and committed to excellence, we ensure only the finest workmanship for all our clients. Call us at 813-400-2515 or fill out our contact form for a free in-home estimate. We serve customers in Petersburg and Tampa, FL.