Summer heat can get make properties extremely warm. Residential property owners with dark-colored roofs are probably experiencing more of the summer heat than those who have light colors on their building. If you want to reduce the heat, maybe, it’s time to contact your residential roofing contractors for a new paint job.
The best way to combat the sun’s incredible heat is to have a white roof. This is because heat is quickly absorbed by roofs with dark-colored surfaces. On the other hand, white roofs quickly reflect 85% of sunlight, especially if the surface is free from dirt or debris, effectively keeping passive heating at bay for you.
Advantages of White Roofing
There are other benefits of a white roof, including:
Less strain on your cooling appliances – You don’t have to turn on your air conditioning system 24/7. White roofs can effectively keep heat at bay so you don’t have to rely too much on your AC during the summer.
Less energy bills – Without having the need to turn up the AC, you will eventually reduce your energy bills. You can save up to 40% from your energy consumption.
Less maintenance costs – Unlike black or dark-colored roofs, white roofs require less maintenance. They last twice as long than black roofs. This means that you just have to worry about minor residential roof repair from time to time and not a major roofing replacement for a long time if you have a white roof.
Aside from the above-mentioned benefits, white roofs also provide a global advantage, helping cool down areas by two degrees, which also greatly lessens stress on energy grids. Interested in getting your own white roof to beat the summer heat for the years to come? Call Kirtley & Sons Roofing today at (281) 371-6776 to get started. We serve Cypress, TX, and the surrounding communities.