Cool Roof is Becoming a Priority

roofing materialsWhen contemplating the variety of roofing materials, many property owners are now making it a priority to select products that will create a cool roof.

A cool roof is of course just what it sounds like. It is created when the roofing materials reflect the heat from the sun instead of absorbing it. The roof’s surface—and, by extension, the building underneath it—remains considerably cooler, which is especially important in high-temperature areas where the roof and indoor living space can get extremely hot during the summer.

In some cases, this may not even be an optional choice. Los Angeles recently became the first major city to require all new and refurbished homes to have a cool roof. This is important due to safety reasons, as it can reduce the number of deaths and medical emergencies caused by extreme heat. However, an additional benefit is that it can reduce utility bills because there isn’t as great of a demand being placed on cooling systems. And of course it just makes for a much more comfortable living environment inside the home or building.

Spray foam roofing and coating is an excellent choice for keeping the roof and the entire structure much cooler during hot weather. Contractors who want to be able to apply these materials for customers can find all of the items they need at Intech Equipment & Supply.