Be the Cool House with a Cool Roof.
For a long time, most people associated the roof with protection from the elements, as well as with the curb appeal of their home. The thought that your roof had anything to do with energy efficiency, or that improving the energy efficiency of your roof could extend its life was something that most people never considered. While most beneficial to those who live in warmer climates, a cool roof can benefit nearly everyone both in energy efficiency and in the durability of the roof itself.
Learn how switching to a cool roof can save you money and benefit the environment.
U.S. Department of Energy
What is Title 24?
California’s energy code is designed to reduce wasteful and unnecessary energy consumption in newly constructed and existing buildings. The California Energy Commission updates the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Parts 6 and 11) every three years by working with stakeholders in a public and transparent process. Code of Regulations. The California Energy Commission is responsible for adopting, implementing and updating building energy efficiency. Local city and county enforcement agencies have the authority to verify compliance with applicable building codes, including energy efficiency.
(Excerpted from the CEC Title 24 website)
What Is a Cool Roof?
The term “cool roof” comes from the fact that the roofing material doesn’t become superheated during the warmer months of the year. Instead the heat from the sun and attic space are even dispersed along the roof.
Which makes your Energy Bill lower!
In a cool roof, multiple things are happening.
Shingles reflect the UV rays from the sun, allowing them to bounce off! This both keeps the roof cooler, and helps prevent some of the deterioration that can occur.
The roof deck is insulated from below, then heat from the attic can’t transfer back up to the roof, and a heat from the sun can’t make its way back down into your home. This helps keep both your roof and the rest of your home cooler year-round.
Attic ventilation is added, which keeps air circulating throughout the space beneath the roof. This ventilation is important because it prevents heat build-up both on the roof and in the attic.
Benefits of Cool Roofs
A cool roof can benefit you and the home by:
Reducing energy bills by decreasing air conditioning needs
Helping older inefficient (or undersized) air conditioners provide enough cooling for today’s hotter summers
Qualifying for money-saving rebates from utilities or government programs
Making it possible to downsize new or replacement air conditioning equipment, saving money and potentially increasing cooling efficiency
Improving indoor comfort and safety for spaces that are not air-conditioned
Decreasing roof temperature, which may extend the roof service life
Beyond the building itself, cool roofs can also benefit the environment, especially when many buildings in a community have them. Cool roofs can:
Lower local outside air temperatures, thereby lessening the urban heat island effect
Slow the formation of smog from air pollutants, which are temperature-dependent, by cooling the outside air
Reduce peak electricity demand, which can help prevent power outages
Decrease power plant emissions by reducing the demand for energy to cool buildings.
(Excerpted from the Energy.gov)
You Have Options!
Timberline HDZ® RS Shingles
Timberline HDZ® RS shingles have been rated by the Cool
Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for use in Title 24 projects.
Timberline HDZ® RS+ Shingles
Timberline HDZ® RS+ Shingles meet the Green Building Standards Code of Los Angeles County for residential buildings.
Timberline HDZ® Shingles
The look people love, now with LayerLock® Technology and the StainGuard Plus™ Algae Protection Limited Warranty.
Timberline® CS Shingles
Highly reflective shingles that can help to reduce temperatures in your attic, and help save on air-conditioning costs.
Grand Sequoia® RS Shingles
The cool roof you need with the distinctive style you crave.
Invest in a Cool Roof
If it’s time to get a new roof for your home, consider getting a cool roof. From architectural shingles, which reflect UV rays to additional insulation and ventilation, a cool roof can pay for itself with lower energy bills and fewer repairs over time. Invest in a cool roof for your home to reap the benefits for yourself.
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