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Croydon and Surrey Roofing Pros Share 3 Awesome Cool Roof Solutions


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Date Posted: May 15, 2017

In the summer, the temperature on a roof's surface usually turns hotter than the surrounding air. If the material isn't insulative, this can raise the temperature inside the house as well, making the indoor environment unbearable for the home's occupants. Thus, Surrey and Croydon homeowners are compelled to push their air conditioners harder and longer, which can result in higher utility bills.

If you can, check your roof's temperature levels during the season's hottest days. If it's 10 degrees Celsius hotter than atmospheric air, you may want to take steps to increase your roof's reflective qualities and consequently improve your home's cooling abilities. Croydon roofing professional shares these three tips to keep the roof and home cool for flat roof owners, even on the hottest days.

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Cover it up with modified bitumen

The application of modified bitumen over the surface of the roof is a popular cooling method for flat or low-sloped roofs. Modified bitumen is a membranous material made of a fabric painted with plasticised or rubberised asphalt, which makes it porous and less heat-absorbent. Modified is glued secure to the roof with the help of cool adhesive to make it more impermeable to heat.

Coat it with a cool roof paint material

Cool roof paint is made of elastic materials that contain polymers. The benefit of these polymers to the paint material is four-fold- First, it ensures the cool roof paint adheres to the building surfaces it's painted on. Second, it improves the solar reflectance of the roof surface. Third, it acts as a watertight membrane. Last but not least, it protects the roof against extreme heat and water damage.

Use cool asphalt shingles

If your flat or low-slope roof uses shingles, then a shingle replacement is likely what you need. But this time, instead of using traditional shingles, use cool asphalt shingles instead. Cool asphalt shingles are specially coated with granules that reflect heat instead of absorb it. Cool asphalt shingles are also cost-effective-typically costing just as much as traditional shingles, but with better benefits to your home's comfort.

Roof repair professionals in Surrey and Croydon

If you want to know more about how to improve your flat roof's resistance to heat, consult with a trusted Croydon and Surrey roofing professional such as those from Brunwin Roofing. Do so before summer is in full swing to maximise the return on your investment.

Sources:

10 Ways to Cool Your Roof, HowStuffWorks.com