Summer is here, which means that the heat from the sun will likely make so many homes uncomfortably hot indoors, with correspondingly high energy bills. If you have this same problem, consider switching to energy-efficient roofs. With metal, tile, and shingle roof options, you don’t have to be stuck with just one roofing type or color to counter the effects of solar heat.
As one of the leading roofing providers in Tampa, we’d like to share with you how these roofing materials can help improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Heat tends to move towards areas with cooler temperatures, a phenomenon known as thermal transfer. The problem with thermal transfer is that with insufficient insulation, indoor spaces gain a lot of heat during summer. This increases the home’s indoor cooling requirements, increases its monthly energy consumption, and affects indoor comfort. An energy-efficient home should be able to minimize thermal transfer and ultimately keep the energy bills low.
Heat from the sun comes from invisible infrared rays. You have probably heard of how wearing white or light-colored shirts can keep you cool under the sun; this is because light-colored surfaces are more efficient at reflecting sunlight back up to the source. Cool roofs work the same way in principle. Cool roofs should also be able to radiate already-absorbed heat, in addition to reflecting sunlight.
Today’s homeowners are fortunate that they don’t have to compromise their roofing choices to have energy-efficient roofs.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. serves Tampa, FL and nearby areas. To know more about the energy efficiency benefits of asphalt, metal, and tile roofing, call us today at (813) 257-9355 or fill out our contact form to schedule a professional inspection of your roof.