Why You Want a Roof that stays Cooler
- Lower Utility Bills: PG&E expects a typical home will experience a reduction of 10% to 20% in air conditioning-related energy consumption.
- Lower Energy Costs During Peak Periods: this roof will help you save on high energy costs during peak “time-of-metering” demand periods.
- Cool Roof Rebates: PG&E and DWP Rebate Programs rebate you as much as $.20 per square foot of installation.
- A Longer-Lasting Roof: Protects your roof underlayment by reducing heat stress which can cause premature failure. Your roof will last longer.
What makes a Cool Roof different then a normal roof?
Cool Roofs don’t “heat up” like other types of roofs. That’s because it has two properties non-rated roofs do not: they reflect the sun better and dissipate heat more efficiently.
- High Solar Reflectance: the ability to reflect solar energy rather than convert that energy to heat. Authentic rated clay roof tiles reflect up to 53% of the sun’s solar energy. By comparison, asphalt shingles reflect less than 10% of the sun’s energy.
- High Thermal Emittance: the ability to give off heat rather than absorb and hold it. Cool Roof tile products perform better than most products on the market today and have a thermal emittance of up to 86%.
Additional Benefits of a Clay Roof versus other Non-Clay Products
- Heat Flux: Cool Roof products deliver 36% less ceiling heat fluctuation than concrete tile. Minimizing dramatic swings in ceiling temperatures saves energy and reduces strain placed on your home cooling systems, especially during expensive peak periods.
- Concrete Holds Heat: Cool Roof products absorb less heat and releases the heat faster than asphalt shingles and concrete tile for greater energy efficiency.