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Innovative Ways to Reduce Heat & Waste
Green roof systems are becoming increasingly popular in an attempt to reduce the heat associated with roofing that translates to higher utility bills for the homeowner. Texas Star Roofing is on the forefront of this technology, and we are eager to explain the options available to accomplish that goal.
We install Energy Star rated products ranging from the CertainTeed Solaris offerings and Owens Corning’s Shasta White and Premium Cool colors, to the Energy Star rated Gerard Stone Coated Steel or Standing Seam metal roofs. Each of these is referred to as a green roofing system.
Texas Star Roofing is also a proponent of radiant barrier decking when replacing a wood shingle roof that requires the installation of plywood decking when the roof is replaced, or the addition of a Polarium thermal barrier under the shingles over an existing deck. We can show you how the investment in green roof systems can pay dividends for as long as you own your home or business.
Environmentally Friendly Products
Roofing with green materials is becoming increasingly commonplace in the roofing industry. It is common knowledge that manufacturing roofing materials in itself can be harmful to the environment.
Like most people, we like to do our part to help reduce this harm. The easiest way we can accomplish this task is to simply use recycled materials on our jobs. Numerous other green features can be added to your roof, such as solar attic fans. Green materials are available on any job, subject to availability. We are happy to provide you with more details on getting the benefits of green roof systems in Plano.
How Cool Roofs Work
Though it may be hard to believe, cool roofs have actually been around for quite a while. Civilizations, including ancient Greece, have been using cool roofs for centuries. White roofs have an advantage. During the summer, their surface temperature can be 40 to 50 degrees cooler than similar black roofs. That is because cool white roofs can reflect 25-80% of the near-infrared solar radiation that hits them versus 5% for typical black roofs. Obviously, cool white roofs in hot climates are a good thing. Cooler roofs conduct less heat into the interior of the building.
In combination with insulation and ventilation, a cool roof can reduce the need for air conditioning (a huge and costly power draw in the summer). Beyond saving money, a cool roof can also reduce the outside ambient air temperature. It does so by literally re-radiating the sun’s heat-containing rays right back into space. Cooler ambient air reduces the creation of air pollution and, in urban areas, helps to reduce the so-called “Urban Heat Island Effect.”
Which CertainTeed Products Are Considered Cool?
As Select ShingleMaster™ certified roofers with CertainTeed, we offer a variety of their products.
We can install, replace, repair, and inspect the following cool CertainTeed products:
- Steep slope: Landmark Solaris® shingles all have initial SR values of 0.26 or greater. Light-colored Landmark® and CT™ 20/XT™ 25 Shingles can have SR values of 0.25 or greater.
- Symphony Slate shingles: Most of these have initial SR values of 0.25 or greater.
- Low slope: The “Flintlastic” CoolStar Series of low slope roofing cap sheets have SR values ranging from 0.71 to 0.77.
- FlintCoat: The W has an initial SR of 0.90. Other “FlintCoat” products contain aluminum flakes and have initial SR values ranging from 0.54 to 0.70.
Texas Star Roofing recycles torn-off shingles in order to lessen the burden on our landfills and utilize reusable materials for road repairs.