When the sun beats down on your roof, a lot of heat is transferred to your home. This could be quite costly for you since you will need to spend more money on cooling it down again. On top of that, the sun also damages most roofing materials, which shortens the life-span of your roof.
But, can you really do anything about the sun’s effect on your house? Yes, you can. One solution is to install a cool roof. Cool roofing materials are made to reflect the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it, leading to much lower cooling bills, and a longer life-span for your roof. Naturally, this is somewhat more expensive than other roofing materials, but it does pay for itself over time. Another nice thing is that you don’t have to replace your roof to have these benefits. While it is possible to buy a cool roof that was made that way in the factory, there is also an option to apply the material to an existing roof, turning it into a cool roof.