Roof Condition Inspection

Looking to buy a house with an energy-efficient roof ?? Some needs to know…..

Posted on May 20, 2014 in Home Inspections, Industry Updates, Roof Condition Inspection | 0 comments

“Cool” Energy-Efficient Roofs by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard Cool roofs, also known as reflective roofs, are roof surfaces designed to reflect radiation from the sun, reducing heat transfer into the building. How do they differ from conventional roofing products? Unlike most North American asphalt roofs, cool roofs are specially engineered to reflect much of the sun’s radiant energy back into space instead of transferring it as heat into the building below. The two basic characteristics that determine the performance of a cool roof are solar reflectance and thermal...

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