Cool Roof For A Cool Home

October 09 11:05 2014 Print This Article

images (2)Roofing materials can secure your house from the elements and cut energy bills. House owners usually look for impressive house cooling methods to keep their residences comfortable, while cutting a few dollars off their electricity bills each month. This is especially true among summer season in scorching hot areas like the states of Arizona and Utah. While it happens to most individuals that they can turn off their air conditioning units when they run errands or go on vacation, or use fans that use less energy when the heat becomes tolerable, scientific roofing technology can be a practical solution to keep you from sweltering during the summer season.

Living Green magazine says that traditional black roofs absorb heat and light from the sun, which is why largely populated city blocks can become significantly unpleasant places to live during a heat wave. One way to fight this is setting up reflective roofing panels or coatings, which send sunbeams traveling back into the atmosphere. If less heat is being trapped on the earth, the amount of green house gases that get trapped in the atmosphere actually goes down. In a hypothetical scenario where all the places in temperate or tropical areas transformed the tops of buildings into white-colored roofs, it would cut the world’s carbon about as much as it would if the World reduced 300 million less vehicles, reports Living Green. Consider the roof of an Australian desert estate presented in Jetson green. Not only is the roof white-colored to keep the sun from hitting on the home, but it’s actually a second roof brought up above the original. The elevation between the roofs makes a layer of air between the house and the sky’s extreme heat. Either white elastomeric coatings or white reflective panels do the most effective job at redirecting sunlight, despite Living Green’s review that white-colored roofs often are not aesthetically suitable for residential structures. But researchers dedicated to sun light have found out ways for roof coatings and paneling of darker shades to deflect heat, although not as thoroughly as white-colored roofing.

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