Benefits of having a cool roof
People who live in tropical warm climates usually wear light-colored or white clothing to help keep themselves cool. They know that light colors reflect heat and sunlight; whereas dark colors absorb heat and light. Buildings are similar to people. If you have a dark-colored roof, like black, your building will be hotter than if it had a light-colored roof.
Cool Roofs like those from Conklin are roofs consisting of materials that very effectively reflect the sun's energy off of the roof surface. Cool materials for low-slope roofs are mainly bright white in color, although non-white colors are starting to become available for sloped roof applications. Cool Roofs must also have high emissivity, allowing them to emit infrared energy. Unfortunately bare metals and metallic coatings tend to have low emissivity and are not considered cool materials.
Cool roofs can reduce the roof surface temperature by up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, thereby reducing the heat transferred into your building below. This helps to reduce energy costs (by keeping attics and ducts cooler), improve occupant comfort, cut maintenance costs, increase the life cycle of the roof, and reduce urban heat islands along with associated smog.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR program assists building owners and managers with cool roof information and implementation help.
Some benefits of Cool Roofs:
Save on annual electricity bills by reducing summer air conditioning costs.
Save peak electricity demand costs if you have time-of-use metering.
Reduce roof maintenance and replacement expenses by extending roof life.
Increase indoor comfort in summer by reduction of infrared conversion from visible light.
Reduce the "heat island effect" in cities and suburbs.
Reduce air pollution and smog formation.
Reduce roofing waste added to landfills.
Help builders and building managers meet California's Title 24 Energy Efficiency Building Standards.
There's Nothing Greener Than Conklin's White!
Conklin’s white roofs reflect the sun’s hot UV rays rather than absorbing them the way black roofs do. Conklin roofing systems & roof coatings have been proven to be energy efficient since 1977 in some very intense situations and under some very intense scrutiny.