Save Energy with a Cool Roof
Reflective roofing improves comfort and reduces cooling costs in the Deep South and anywhere the sun shines
For homeowners in heating climates, a cool roof can be a good energy-saving option. Architect Linda Reeder outlines the reasons to consider a cool roof — largely, to save on cooling costs — and describes the way cool roofs work. Tile, metal, and asphalt all can be good cool-roof materials. Cool roofs aren’t foolproof; they can be prone to mold growth in hot, humid climates. Also, they may cost a little more than a traditional roof, depending on the roofing material you choose.