What Are Cool Shingles?

When you start doing a little research on which roofing material is best for your home, its easy to get a little confused. Do you want asphalt or tile? Is ceramic the best? How about solar shingles? Or what about a cool roof?

With so many options and so many things to learn, its easy to get confused.what are cool shingles What Are Cool Shingles?

When it comes to replacing your roof, if you’re like most people, you care about two things.

1. Installing a new roof that compliments your home’s exterior

2. Installing a new roof that can add to your home’s energy efficiency

One option is to install cool shingles.

Cool shingles are specially designed shingles that help reduce the temperatures in your attic, so your home will stay cooler in the summer, and thus reducing your energy costs.

Cool shingles are designed with roofing granules that have a greater reflectance property than traditional shingles. This results in the shingles being able to reflect the heat from the sun’s harmful rays away from the house, rather than absorbing the heat and transferring it down into your attic, and ultimately into your home.

Studies show that by using cool shingles, a home’s total cooling costs can be reduced by as much as 15 percent.

Yet what about winter? Colorado has its fair share of warm days, but we also get our share of cold. Do you need cool shingles in the winter too?

Cool shingles work by reflecting the sun’s rays away from the roof, thus extending the life of shingles by not letting the heat penetrate the surface.

If your home’s attic is well insulated, and does not have air leaks where the air can escape, cool shingles will still provide the benefits of allowing your home to remain a comfortable temperature, without having your shingles take a beating in the harsh sunlight we have year round.

Want to learn more about cool shingles, and see the benefits they can offer your home? Schedule a consultation today.