Cool Roofs for Net Zero Homes

Net zero homes are becoming more and more popular due to self creating energy and a smaller carbon footprint. Roofs are a big factor in this process whether you are building your home or transforming your existing home. The main way to do your roof is as a cool roof. A cool roof reflects more light (UV rays) and absorbs less heat. So if you live in a very cold climate it’s not recommended. A standard roof can be as hot as 150 degrees and cool roofs are 50 degrees cooler. That is great in hot climates and you will definitely save on energy. Any building residential or commercial can benefit from a cool roof. Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles or shingles. Cool roofs are not expensive either…they cost just as much as a standard roof. So if your roof is getting replaced soon check out the cool roof options…you may be surprised.