If you haven’t started already, it is more than likely that you will soon be drafting your spring cleaning to-do list. Whether you have ideas of DIY spring projects around the yard or even a major home improvement project that you have been wanting to get done – this is the time of year to start the planning.
This is especially true if you are in the market for getting a new roof installed on your home. After the winter has passed and your roof has survived yet another year, it is a good idea to have it inspected to ensure that it is ready to withstand the spring showers that are just around the corner.
This is done by using reflective paint, a sheet of reflective covering, or even reflective shingles that are installed in the configuration of your roof. There are even some significant tax incentives to having a cool roof installed, and it can make a tremendous impact on your power bill during the summer months as your air conditioner doesn’t need to run as much because your home is not being heated from the top down.
Some of the additional benefits that homeowners realize after having a cool roof installed are:
- Reduce hot spots in your home. If there are rooms or spots in your home that are difficult to keep cool, a cool roof will fix this problem by eliminating the chances that the areas get hot in the first place.
- Reduce power bill. On homes with a traditional roof, the heat from the sun shines down on the roofing materials, and is absorbed into the attic space and the garage.
- With a cool roof, the materials are not damaged by the harmful rays of the sun, and therefore they will last much longer than traditional roofing materials.
If you do discover that you need a new roof installed on your home, consider having a cool roof replace your old traditional roof. A cool roof is designed to reflect the sun light and reduce the amount of heat that is absorbed into your attic and even garage.