03 Aug '12, 4pm

A #CoolRoof Can Cut Your Cooling Bills in Half @ResnetSmartHome #roofing

A #CoolRoof Can Cut Your Cooling Bills in Half @ResnetSmartHome #roofing

If you’ve ever had the need to enter your home’s attic on a summer’s day, the first thing you’ve probably noticed is how hot it is up there. It’s no wonder. Most homes have roofs that are covered with dark colored shingles. This may be done to enhance the look of the house but having a large, dark, light absorbent surface facing toward the sun is a magnet for those solar rays that will be drawn into your home and force your cooling system to work overtime to cool things down. Considering the fact that around 40 percent of the average monthly utility bill is spent on heating and cooling, reducing your home’s heat absorbent properties is a step toward cutting those bills in half. If you are considering replacing your older or worn out roof , you have an opportunity to choose a ‘cool roof’ design. A cool roof is one that is designed to have: a) High solar reflectance: The abi...

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