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As we experience the dog days of summer, building owners and managers are likely considering ways to keep their cooling costs down. This can be a particularly critical issue for anyone planning to construct a new building or planning to replace or restore an existing roof. That’s where a cool roof comes in.
A cool roof is a process by which many common roofing surfaces are made “cool” by applying coatings, which are either white or contain special reflective pigments that reflect sunlight. Cool roofs protect the roof surface from ultra-violet (UV) rays and chemical damage that can cause premature aging and drying. Additionally, cool roofs absorb less heat and keep the entire building cooler and at a more consistent temperature, thereby reducing energy usage and the corresponding expense.
According to St. Louis-based Bade Roofing Company, a standard or dark roof can reach temperatures of up to 150 degrees, but a cool roof, under the same conditions, could be more than 50 degrees cooler.
“Cool roofs help keep extra heat out of a building during the summer without losing heat during the winter,” says Dave Bade, CEO of Bade Roofing Company. “This means lower energy costs as you don’t need as much air conditioning. They’re also better for the environment.” Below, Bade Roofing shares some examples of common roofing types and how they can be made cool:
This Quick Read was submitted by Bade Roofing Company, Inc. www.baderoofing.com. Read more about the benefits of cool roofs and cool roof rebates.