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Cost effective Cool Roof options for a low slope residential home near Atlanta

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 03, 2014 01:00 AM
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I'm having a hard time finding if any Cool Roof options are cost effective for a residential roof located near Atlanta. The roofers say it's not worth reflective shingles, which don't seem all that reflective. The south side of the home has no attic, it's drywalled high ceiling with no ductwork. A steel coated roof would be an option but concerned about rain sounds. Years ago I painted thermoelastic reflective material on the roof and it was cool to the touch compared to the brown asphalt shingles and appeared to actually protect the roof keeping the aggregate on relative to the street (north facing) side. Does the "energy star" rating mean it will be cost effective?




 

 

I'm having a hard time finding if any Cool Roof options are cost effective for a residential roof located near Atlanta. The roofers say it's not worth reflective shingles, which don't seem all that reflective. The south side of the home has no attic, it's drywalled high ceiling with no ductwork. A steel coated roof would be an option but concerned about rain sounds. Years ago I painted thermoelastic reflective material on the roof and it was cool to the touch compared to the brown asphalt shingles and appeared to actually protect the roof keeping the aggregate on relative to the street (north facing) side. Does the "energy star" rating mean it will be cost effective?

This is a good article about cool roofs http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/guide_to_cool_roofs.pdf You have a couple of points to cover: 1. Energy Star means it could be more $ cost to go more...


 

 

 
 
 

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