Fact: A cool roof bounces back heat from the sun to lower rooftop temperatures. While a black roof that absorbs sunlight can heat up, reaching up to 190 degrees Fahrenheit during summer, temperatures on a reflective roof can be up to 60 degrees lower. This offers an overall reduction in the heat that a roof system can absorb and transfer into the home.
You might think passive heating isn’t much to worry about during winter, but wait until the warmer months start. That’s when you’ll truly feel the effects.
Fortunately, GAF, North America’s largest residential roofing manufacturer, has you covered with two cool roofing shingle options:
Timberline® Cool Series®
Highly reflective shingles, Cool Series® shingles are designed to help reduce temperatures in attics, letting homeowners save on cooling costs. They are certified energy-efficient by ENERGY STAR® and qualify for green incentives offered by some utility companies.
While Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology offers excellent protection, StainGuard® Protection ensures that the beauty of the cool roofing shingles will last against blue-green algae. They are also rated to withstand winds up to 130 miles per hour and have UL Class A fire ratings.
Timberline HD® Reflector Series™
Designed as well with Advanced Protection Shingle Technology, these cool roofing shingles have been deemed compliant with Title 24 requirements by the Cool Roof Rating Council.
Installed with Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals, they can withstand wind speeds up to 130 miles per hour to limit storm-related roof repair issues. They also feature UL Class A fire ratings.
Reflector Series™ shingles are available in rich, vivid color blends that have never been seen before in cool roofing options. Coupled with an enhanced shadow effect, this gives the shingle line a striking wood-shake look that hasn’t been matched by any other brand.
Pressure Point Roofing Eugene, LLC., is a GAF Certified Green Roofer™ and Master Elite® Contractor. To learn more about GAF products and what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (541) 393-8183, or fill out our online contact form. One of our experts will get back to you right away. We offer roof maintenance and repair in Eugene, OR, and the surrounding communities.