What is a cool roof?
A cool roof is a highly reflective roof that reflects 80-90% of the sun’s heat. Cool roofs are generally bright white, but come in a variety of light colors. Any flat roof can be converted to a cool roof with the right preparation and coating. A cool roof can cut summer utility bills in half on poorly insulated row homes, help reduce HVAC costs on commerical buildings, or even allow a homeowner to stop using air conditioning.

How much can you save?
Cool roofs can save money in several ways, including energy savings, rebates and tax credits, reduction in HVAC usage as well as extending the lifespan of your existing roof.

What kind of energy savings can I expect?
Cool Roofs bring down your electric and air conditioning bills by reflecting 80-90% of the sun’s solar heat off of your home or commercial space making your existing roof air temperature. This reduces the amount of HVAC usage in your home or commercial building thus bringing down your monthly air conditioning costs and electric bills.

Are there rebates and incentives?
2011 Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency gives homeowners a 10% credit of up to $500 of cost for energy efficiency up grades including cool coating your roof. To qualify for the 2011 tax credit, must be an existing home and your principal residence.