Being the first thing the sun meets and the last thing indoor heat has to pass through before escaping, the roof determines your home’s energy efficiency. Each roofing material has unique energy-efficient features you should consider to achieve your home improvement goals. As the expert in asphalt shingle, metal, and tile roofing solutions, Dynamic Roofing Concepts sheds light on how each helps keep your home comfortable:
Generally, dark-colored asphalt shingles aren’t known for excellent solar reflectance and thermal emittance properties, but specialized products deliver extraordinary energy performance. A great case in point is GAF’s Timberline® Cool Series® Shingles. Available in three stunning, dark color blends, they always register a Solar Reflectance Index of 29, which is good enough to merit LEED credits.
A metal roof is “cool” by nature. An unpainted one reflects more solar radiation than an average asphalt shingle roof. One finished with highly reflective paint or granular coating can deflect a significant portion of heat from the sun. What’s impressive is it can re-emit up to 90% of the little solar radiation it absorbs.
As a result, it doesn’t transfer much heat down to the rest of your home. You won’t have to turn up the air conditioner just to achieve your desired indoor climate in your rooms, especially those nearest to the roof. On top of reducing your household energy consumption, a highly reflective metal roof can help mitigate the urban heat island effect. Plus, its ability to keep its surface temperature low consistently may extend its service life.
Unlike an average metal or asphalt shingle roof, the biggest claim to fame of tiles when it comes to energy efficiency is insulation. The way they’re installed allows the flow of air under them. The natural ventilation then creates an organic heat transfer barrier, making your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Which roofing solution impresses you the most? Let Dynamic Roofing Concepts help you choose the most suitable replacement material for your home. Call us at (813) 257-9355 today to schedule a free estimate in Tampa, FL, and let’s talk about your roofing needs.