As we get into the hot, summer months, the AC gets cranked and the energy costs often rise to to keep buildings comfortable. According to the EPA, about $40 billion is spent annually in the US to air condition buildings – one-sixth of all electricity generated in a year!
ENERGY STAR qualified roof products reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings and can reduce energy bills by up to 50%.”
What is Energy Star? ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. (seeenergystar.gov)
Cool Roof Rated products are listed with the Cool Roof Rating Council (www.coolroofs.org) and have been tested and approved as highly reflective. Eagle Roofing offers an extensive amount of colors and profiles of Cool Roofing options, which can help reduce your energy costs by 10-30%. They also have environmental benefits as well, by reducing global warming, urban heat island effects, smog, and the production of CO2.
Here’s How It Works:
A cool roof reflects and emits the sun’s energy as light back to the sky, rather than transferring it to the building below it as heat. Therefore, a tile’s
“coolness” is measured by two properties–Solar Reflectance – fraction of sun energy reflected by roof (0-100%) and
Thermal Emittance – ability of roof surface to release (emit) absorbed heat (0-100%).
The recognition of the benefits are becoming more widespread and have been adopted by building codes and green building programs across the nation.
To find out more about how an Eagle Tile Roof works, contact us today at eagleroofing.com .