Here in Texas certain times of year we will experience serious heat conditions. Cool roofs during these conditions are very helpful. The temperatures of the roofs are greatly reduced because the cool roofs reflect sunlight and heat away from the building. During the warmer times in summer months they can reduce the roofs temperature by 50 degrees. It is very energy efficient because you will not have to use your air conditioner a lot because your home or business will be much cooler. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or reflective tiles and shingles. They are ideal for low slope roofs, which are normally used in commercial and industrial roofing. It also can be used for steep sloped roofs which are commonly seen in residential and retail roofing systems.
Cool roofs have many valuable benefits such as; reduced energy use, reduced air pollution, reduced greenhouse gas admissions(carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide), and it improves human health. They are one of the most environmental friendly roofing systems in existence. Now there is just one disadvantage that may or may not have a bearing on your decision to go with a cool roofing system. Although in during the warmer months you may not use your air conditioner as much, yet in the winter you may have to use your heat more because of inside being cooler because of the roofing system. So energy efficiency is decreased tremendously. If you are unsure about cool roofing being the right system for you and you reside in the Dallas Fort Worth area contact Kraft Commercial for a free room inspection and estimate. We can be reached at 817-230-4838.