How to Reduce the Heat on My Roof in the Summer?

How are you going to reduce the heat on any given summer day, when your roof can get very hot; upwards of 50 degrees hotter than the surrounding air. When the roof becomes heated by the sun, it can affect the temperature of the entire home.

A few remedies to reduce the heat on your roof is relatively easy to do. Here are three key points you can do to keep your roof and home cooler in the summer.

  • Update the attic insulation in your home. Adding new insulation to the walls and attic ceiling, open a window and allow the air to flow, speeding up the cooling process.
  • Increase the shade of your roof. Blocking out the direct rays of the sun can help eliminate some of the heat. Plant tall trees or vegetation around the home. If you have a flat roof, a rooftop garden would add a protective layer on your home and reduce the amount of direct sunlight your home receives.
  • Installing solar panels, solar reflective shingles or tiles. All of these add a protective layer to our roof. The solar panels, shingles and tiles capture the energy from the sun to give you renewable energy in the form of electricity and help reduce your energy costs.

Setting up just one of these, will help keep your roof cooler in the summer time. And reduce the wear and tear of your roof. And put more money back in your pocket. And the best thing about these tips, is they will work in rural or suburban neighborhoods alike.

If you are looking for ideas or have questions on how to keep your roof and home cooler in the summertime, call BB Roofing. BB Roofing will help you find what best suits your needs and budget and guide you through an easy and pain free installation or painting process. Call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation estimate today.

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