Phil's Main Roofing
When it comes time to replace your roof, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is which materials you will use. Lately, many people have opted for eco-friendly solutions when deciding on materials and colors since the go green initiative has become so widespread. In order to stay within the boundaries of eco-friendly materials and colors, some homeowners have begun to accept “white roofs” as their roof of choice. But why? The following is a list of pros and cons of whiteroofs to provide some insight as to why they are increasing in popularity:
First and foremost, no matter the material, choosing white for your roof’s color can significantly lower the temperature of both the roof and your home. This is because unlike black or other colors that attract the heat, white reflects the sun’s rays away from the home. Since they work to keep your home cool, white roofs also come with the benefit of reduced energy bills, since your cooling units won't have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Lastly, white roofs prove to be economical in terms of construction and material costs and are considered to be one of the least expensive eco-friendly options.
Although the color has its benefits, the material you choose plays an important role in whether or not you’ve selected a truly eco-friendly solution. If your roof is made from asphalt shingles, even if it’s white, it may be difficult to recycle when it comes time to repair or replace pieces of the material.
Are you in the market for a new roof? At Phil’s Main Roofing, we specialize in commercial and residential roofing and are available to help you with all of your roofing needs. We work with some of the top manufacturers in our field to make sure that you’re getting the best materials for the best price! To get started on your roofing project, or for more information on how we can help, contact us today at (203) 838-4545!