On a sunny Oklahoma summer day, the temperature in your attic can climb as high as 140 degrees. With so much heat collecting in the confined space of an attic, your air conditioning system has to work harder and longer to keep your home comfortable. To help with your energy costs TRS Roofing recommends adequate roofing ventilation and Energy Efficient Cool Roofing with good insulation.
Attic insulation can help to slow the movement of heat into your home, but what about the roof shingles that are absorbing all that solar heat? Energy-efficient shingles installed by the roofing experts at TRS Roofing can help reduce heat in the attic and any heat going into the house, helping to keep your home cooler in the summer and your air conditioning bills lower.
Energy Efficient Cool Roofing has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles. Nearly any type of building can benefit from a cool roof, but consider the climate and other factors before deciding to install one.
Just as wearing light-colored clothing can help keep you cool on a sunny day, cool roofs material that is designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles. Standard or dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more in the summer sun. A cool roof under the same conditions could stay more than 50°F cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.
Energy Efficient Cool Roofing can benefit a building and its occupants by
• Reducing energy bills by decreasing air conditioning needs
• Improving indoor comfort for spaces that are not air-conditioned, such as garages or covered patios
• Decreasing roof temperature, which may extend 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:
• Reduce local air temperatures (sometimes referred to as the urban heat island effect)
• Lower peak electricity demand, which can help prevent power outages
• Reduce power plant emissions, including carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, and mercury, by reducing cooling energy use in buildings.
Landmark Solaris® Gold from CertainTeed Roofing is a brilliant energy-saving breakthrough that puts cool roof technology to work.
Landmark Solaris Energy Efficient Cool Roofing is a steep-slope, solar reflective asphalt roofing shingle which contains advanced colored granules that reflect solar energy and radiate heat far better than traditional roofing shingles, reducing your roof’s temperature in the summer.
With Landmark Solaris Gold, a new dimension is added to shingles with a richer mixture of surface granules. You get a brighter, more vibrant, more dramatic appearance and depth of color. And the natural beauty, authentic color and style shine through.
Blending ecological technology and innovative performance, Landmark Solaris roofing is more durable than traditional shingles. The reflective technology reduces “thermal shock,” the expansion and contraction of exterior building materials.
All colors are rated by the Cool Roofing Rating Council (CRRC) for cool roofs and can be used to comply with the 2016 California Title 24 Part 6 Cool Roof Requirements.
Solaris shingles may qualify for credits/points in LEED®, NAHB® and other “green” programs. And, our palette of rich, authentic colors makes Landmark Solaris GOLD an easy choice for eco-friendly living.
All colors meet ENERGY STAR® standards for solar reflectance and thermal emissivity.