In Cave Creek, your choice of roof does a lot more than protect your home from the wind and rain.
Thanks to the searing temperatures that Cave Creek experiences for so much of the year, your roof also needs to protect your home against the heat and the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. For that reason, cool roofs are growing in popularity across the state.
Cool roofs are not in widespread use yet, so many people still don’t know a lot about them. It’s important that you do your research before you invest and that you choose a Cave Creek roofing company that has the right experience to install them. Here are a few cool facts about cool roofs to help you get your research started:
The Sun is the Enemy of Your Roof
The year-round sun that Arizona experiences is great when you aren’t a fan of the cold and snow.
But it’s horrible for your roof. The sun beats down on your roof, causing the materials to degrade faster than they would otherwise. The sun’s UV rays can also cause the roof materials to crack,blister, split, and become brittle.
A cool roofing system is designed to reflect the rays of the sun. Therefore, the materials help to protect the roof and your home. Your roof will have a longer life span, and it will not be as vulnerable to the type of damage that allows water and pests to spread in your home. You’ll save money on roof repairs, new roofing materials, and repairs to your home.
Cool Roofs Lower Your Maintenance Costs
Because cool roofs are more durable and have a longer life span than many other types of roofs,they help to lower your home maintenance and repair costs. The reflective coating not only provides protection against the rays of the sun but also against other natural elements like rain and leaf fall.
You won’t have to call out a roofing company nearly as often to repair a cool roof. You’ll save a lot of money and valuable time.
Buildings Stay Cooler with a Cool Roof
Cool roofs got their name for a reason. Not only do they keep your roof cooler, but they also keep your home or business cooler. The roof doesn’t absorb heat the way traditional roofing types do,so it keeps the heat away from your property. Cool roofs can have surface temperatures that areas much as 100 degrees lower than some other roofing types.
With a cool roof, the temperature inside your home or business will stay cooler at all times. That’s a huge benefit in Cave Creek, where triple digit temperatures are common throughout much of the year. You can create a welcome respite inside your home or business without having to crank up the air conditioner or turn on a lot of fans.
Cool Roofs Lower Energy Costs
When you aren’t cranking up the air conditioner all the time, you’ll save a lot of money on your energy costs. By keeping the temperature of your home or business lower naturally, cool roofs lower the demand on your cooling system. Not only does that lengthen the life of your cooling system, but it also lowers your utility bills.
The exact results you get depend on the size of your property and other factors that affect your energy consumption. However, some reports suggest that you can cut your energy bills by as much as 50 percent if you install a cool roof. If you have a cool roof on your home, that could mean savings of a couple thousand dollars a year. If you have a cool roof on a large business property, you could save many times that amount.
You’ll want to conduct an energy audit on your property to find other ways to make it more energy efficient. Otherwise, the benefits that your cool roof offers will be negated by drafty windows, poor insulation, energy hungry appliances, and other problems with the property.
Cool Roofs are Environmentally Friendly
Today’s building techniques are more and more focused on environmental conservatism. Cool roofs are part of that growing trend.
Because cool roofs help to lower your energy consumption, they put less demand on natural resources like coal and oil that are used to power your home or business. These are non-renewable resources, and depleting them leaves the planet in jeopardy. Cool roofing is just one of the advancements that have been designed to help conserve those resources.
Since cool roofs have a longer life span, they also reduce the demand for new roofing materials,again conserving resources and also reducing waste.
Cool roof coatings are installed as a single piece directly over the old roofing materials. The old materials do not have to be removed and discarded, so they do not take up more space in the landfill.
Investing in a cool roofing system is just one thing you can do to help protect our planet and make it a better place for future generations. Of course, you should consider other changes you can make to your home to lower your energy consumption and reduce waste to improve the positive
impact that you can make.
It all starts with the right roofing company. Allstate Roofing installs cool roofing systems in homes and businesses in Cave Creek and surrounding areas. We choose the best quality materials and provide the best quality workmanship to ensure a long life for your cool roof.
We also install other types of roofing, including popular choices like asphalt, tile and foam roofing.
Allstate Roofing offers complete support, from new roof installation to maintenance and repairs. We are even available for emergency repairs when bad weather strikes, such as during the annual monsoon season.
Our roofing contractors will work with you to find the best roofing solution for your home or business, and we’ll develop a schedule for ongoing maintenance that will extend the life of the roof. Call us today to learn more about our roofing services and to experience our first class customer service yourself.
Allstate Roofing Inc. – Phoenix Location
3611 N 36th Avenue, Suite 105
Phoenix, Arizona 85019
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30521 N 126th Dr
Peoria, Arizona 85383
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