Friday, August 11, 2017

Cool Roofs


Last August Liza Barth wrote a great article titled “How to Beat the Heat with a Cool Roof.” Liza had some great insights about how roofs can actually help homes stay cooler. We all know how hot and muggy summers in the South can get with humidity. We wanted to share some insights on how roofs can ACTUALLY help that crazy heat! 


-Because darker colors are known to absorb heat, we aim to wear lighter colors in the summer and Liza said that it is the same for roofs. It is known that generally lighter colored roofs will absorb less heat. 

-Cool roof colors include: light tans, light grays, and even whites!

-A cool roof can cut down on air conditioning bills to help save money and keep the air conditioning  unit working longer (which reduces maintenance costs…and lets be honest...all of the above are a plus!).

Liza's article was super interesting and made me consider the color of my roof! To read her whole article go to http://blog.gaf.com/how-to-beat-the-heat-with-a-cool-roof/






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