Nowadays, a coat of paint isn’t enough to protect your home from the sun or the elements. Roofing contractors recommend having protective coatings applied to your roof to make sure it’s durable enough to handle increasingly unpredictable weather. But if you’re looking to maximize the returns on your investment, there’s another option worth considering: roof adaptation.
What is roof adaptation and why does it pay to consider it when getting a roof replacement?
How Roof Adaptation Works
Simply put, roof adaptation is modifying your roof to better withstand extreme weather. Usually, this involves installing reflective roofs that increase protection against ultraviolet rays.
What Are the Benefits of Roof Adaptation?
- Reduced urban heat island effect – Ever wonder why it gets unbearably hot in the city in the middle of the day. The urban heat island effect is mostly to blame. When exposed to the sun, concrete buildings and pavements absorb heat. It gets to a point where the buildings become hotter than the air itself. Since reflective roofs installed by expert roofers don’t absorb heat, they can help offset the urban heat island effect around your home.
- Lower heating and cooling costs – A reflective roof can also help reduce the strain on your HVAC system and lower heating and cooling costs. But if you want to maximize energy savings, there’s the option of installing solar panels on your roof. While solar panels, on their own, won’t be able to provide enough electricity for the entire household, they can prevent your roof from absorbing heat and provide just enough electricity to supplement the energy supply from the power grid.
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