The Valley of the Sun gets its name for a reason. The Phoenix Metropolitan Area gets warm temperatures all year long, with the lowest average coming in around 66 and 67 in December and January. The summer months routinely get triple digit temperatures, and record highs have hit 122.
Those blazing temperatures will have your air conditioner sweating it out just as much as you are from all the hard work it has to do to keep your home cool. Replacing your air conditioner with a stronger or more efficient unit can only solve part of the problem. You’ll need to consult with a Phoenix roofing contractor about a new roof installation, as well, if you really want to make a difference in your home’s energy consumption.
Your roof bears the brunt of the sun’s rays throughout the day, and standard roof absorb much of that heat, causing the temperature of your home to rise, as well. A cool roof is designed to reflect the rays of the sun so that less heat is absorbed.
In the past, cool roofs were only made of white materials, which were better able to reflect the UV rays. Now, cool roofs come in a variety of colors, including tan, light grey and green, proving homeowners more options. The roofing materials include special properties besides their color that help to reflect the sun’s rays.
A cool roof involves much more than just the shingles or foam that is used. A cool roof system includes the membrane, flashings and coatings. It also includes other roofing elements, such as chimneys, vents, insulation, and more. All of these elements work together to deflect heat and to circulate more air to reduce temperature.
Our Phoenix foam roof is another type of cool roofing that is unique. The foam is sprayed onto the roof, and it dries to a rigid, seamless covering. Foam roofing is only available for flat roofs, and it is only available in a white finish. Therefore, it may not be right for every home owner.
The best way to understand your cool roof options and to determine the best choices for your home are to talk with a roofing contractor. The roofer will inspect your home, the roof structure, the supports, and other elements to make tailored recommendations for your home to get the best value for your budget.
If you are ready for a new roof installation, contact Allstate Roofing today. Our experienced roofers install and repair all Phoenix roof types, including traditional shingle roofs, clay tile roofs, foam roofs, and cool roofs. Trust our contractors to take care of your Phoenix shingle roof installation in 85050, or your North Phoenix tile roofing project! We work with you to help you find the best roofing material to make your home more energy efficient and to provide many more years of protection. We also work to help you find solutions that fit your specific budget, whether it’s a re-roofing or Phoenix roof repair. Call us today to start talking to a roofing contractor about a new roof installation for your Phoenix home or business. You’ll make your home more energy-efficient and increase the value of your home.
Allstate Roofing Inc. -- Phoenix Location
2955 W Clarendon Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
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Peoria, Arizona 85383
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