Residential Re-Roofing Options That Increase Home Energy Efficiency
Thanks to advances in Bay Area roofing technology, homeowners and business owners can now install roofs that enable you to use significantly less energy to heat and cool your building. During the extended California drought, considering the amount of water used in energy production, saving energy is more important than ever.
Cool Roofs, Happy Residents and Employees
Cool roofs reflect, instead of absorb, sunlight. The difference in roof temperature between a cool and a conventional roof can be as much as 50 degrees. Cooler roofs keep building interiors much more temperate, and building owners need to use significantly less energy running air conditioning to ensure everyone’s comfort.
You can install this roofing technology new or apply engineering techniques to transform your conventional roof into a cool roof. Instead of having to replace the current materials, you overlay and install a new surface. Talk to a qualified Bay Area roofing contractor, like the team here at Ben’s Roofing, to explore your options and weigh these approaches against each other.
Green roofs, on the other hand, contain living plants. These roofs save energy year round by keeping buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Although many people think of green roofs as being primarily used on large buildings, they are becoming an increasingly popular option for residential roofing in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Bay Area Roofing Contractors Can Lend Guidance
Thanks to the drought, hydroelectricity production is down, which puts a strain on other forms of energy production. By installing an energy-efficient roof, you can become part of the solution. Call Ben’s Roofing today at (510) 690-8563 or email us for more insight into your roofing questions.