Summers in Pennsylvania is really lovely. The season’s temperatures average around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but now and then, the area experiences a scorcher of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
This type of weather is fantastic for days spent splashing about in the pool or at the beach, but it’s also wreaking havoc on your roofing system.
When your roof is overheated, it can cause shingles to curl and roof tiles to crack. Without proper ventilation, this heat can be absorbed into the interior of your home, creating an uncomfortable living environment.
You might be wondering how to keep your roof cool in the hot summer months. There are several ways you can do this, and we’re going to share them with you!
At River Run Roofing, we’ve served the roofing needs of Eastern PA for many years, and in our experience, these are some of the best ways to keep your roof and your home cool this summer:
In the heat of summer, metal is a smart choice for homes that receive plenty of sunshine. These material’s natural reflective abilities help keep your home and roof cool during high temperatures.
To increase this effect even more, consider adding an innovative new roof coating to your house with properties that release excess warmth making it one of the coolest places in your neighborhood.
Lighter Roof Color
We all know that dark colors tend to attract and hold on to heat. Most roofing systems can be pretty dark and absorb quite a bit of heat from the outside. You can significantly reduce the amount of heat that your roof absorbs by opting for some lighter roofing materials or a light roof coating.
Light-colored roofing systems reflect up to 90% more sunlight than dark roofs. Not only will your home be cooler, but you’ll be saving on your energy costs as well.
Trees are a great way to introduce some nature to your property as well as shade your roof from the sun’s harmful UV rays. However, be sure not to plant them too close or they will deposit dirt and debris onto rooftops which can then clog gutters!
The introduction of trees onto properties is an easy way for homeowners looking for more natural elements without having to go far out into the countryside. Trees also provide much-needed relief during long hot summer days.
For more tips and tricks on how to keep your roof cool this summer, don’t hesitate to call Eastern PA’s leading roofing company today!