What makes a home green? Reflective roofing.
Ever heard of a roof that saves energy?
Reflective roofing can significantly lower electric bills by reducing the amount of solar energy that enters a home, and especially the attic, which results in an increase in the efficiency of an air conditioning system.
Energy Star qualified reflective roofing is the most popular form of, energy saving roofing for green homes, and is now manufactured by all of the large manufacturers.
Energy Star qualified reflective roofing reflects solar energy away from a home which keeps the attic and air conditioning ducts cooler. This results in the air conditioning system (which is responsible for almost half of a home’s energy costs), working less, and thereby reducing electric bills and the frequent cost of replacing equipment.
Utilizing lighter, highly reflective granules that bounce back the sun’s rays, ENERGY STAR qualified shingles help keep roofs cooler, resulting in a more comfortable living space below. In addition, ENERGY STAR qualified shingles:
- Help to lower energy bills by keeping the roof cooler which also reduces wear and tear on the air conditioning system.
- Reduce environmental impact. Less energy needed to cool a home means less energy consumption, thereby decreasing CO2 emissions.
- Help to extend the life of the roof. Thanks to solar reflecting granules that reduce shingle temperatures, the asphalt ages more slowly.
- Are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council.
Energy Star qualified reflective roofing is available in a number of light colors and also in metal, and is an effective feature that makes a home green.
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Marius Smook – Lic. Real Estate Eco-Broker, LEED AP (Homes), Cert. Energy Rater.