Cool Roof Systems Save Money and the Environment

July 23, 2010

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Whitening roofs is proving to be extremely advantageous for the environment. Since white roofs reflect far more of the sun’s heat than black roofs, buildings with white roofs stay cooler and thus require less air conditioning – saving energy. In fact, converting the world’s rooftops to white roof systems would offset the emissions of the world’s cars for the next 20 years, according to a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Implementing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities around the world will not only help cities stay cooler, they can also cool the world, with the potential of canceling the heating effect of up to two years of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions. Because of the benefits of white cool roof systems, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced initiatives to broadly implement cool roof technologies. He has directed all Department of Energy buildings to install cool roofs and encourages all federal buildings to do the same.

“Cool roofs are one of the quickest and lowest cost ways we can reduce our global carbon emissions and begin the hard work of slowing climate change,” said Chu. Black roofs and pavements absorb heat, which attributes to global warming and an urban heat island effect in highly populated areas. Cool roof systems save energy and money as well as reduce our carbon footprint on the environment.

Best Roofing’s patented Cool Roof System® is the smartest roofing investment any Florida business can make. Built with a reflective resurfacing compound called Sun Block, the Cool Roof System® keeps the temperature of your roof and the building underneath it at a constant and comfortable temperature. A Best Roofing Cool Roof System® extends roof life, lowers room temperatures and radically reduces energy costs.  You may even qualify for an energy rebate from your local power company! To learn about how much you can save by converting to a Cool Roof System, call Best Roofing’s roof experts at 1-888-723-BEST.