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What is a Cool Roof? And is it Right for You?


If you live in a sunny area, you may have heard of cool roofing, but what exactly is a cool roof?

Cool roofing describes roofing technology designed to reflect more sunlight than traditional roofing, keep buildings cooler during the hottest days. Cool roofing technology is gaining traction in many parts of the US. Los Angeles changed their building codes in 2014 mandating that any new construction and re-roofs projects were required to use cool roofing.

But if your building codes don’t require cool roofing, is it still the best?

How does cool roofing even work?

And who benefits the most from using it?

CertainTeed has set out to answer some of these questions with a helpful cool roofing infographic that outlines the answers to all these questions and more.

Learn how the region you live in affects how effective cool roofing is, and find some good resources for figuring out your potential savings. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact a local roofer today.

What is a cool roof and which types of homes do they benefit?

Cool Roofing Infographic