Energy Star Roofing
Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings – sixth of all electricity generated in this country.
ENERGY STAR certified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays. This can lower roof surface temperature by up to 50F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into a building.
ENERGY STAR certified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent.
Although there are inherent benefits in the use of reflective roofing, before selecting a roofing product based on expected energy savings consumers should explore the expected calculated results that can be found on the Department of Energy’s Cool Roof Calculator. Please remember the energy savings that can be achieved with reflective roofing is highly dependent on facility design, insulation used, climatic conditions, building location, and building envelope efficiency.
All of the major roofing brands we use have energy efficient products that can provide your home with a beautiful style, energy savings, and tax credits.
CertainTeed Corporation has several solar reflective shingles to choose from in various style and color options to suit a range of different home styles and elevations.
The Landmark Solaris series, featuring Landmark Solaris®, Landmark Solaris® Gold and Landmark Solaris® Platinum, is available in several popular ENERGY STAR® rated color options, which are virtually indistinguishable from the CertainTeed Landmark shingle that has recently been rated a consumer “best buy” from a highly respected consumer publication. The Landmark Solaris® Platinum solar reflective shingles represent an industry breakthrough in technology achieving a level of 40% solar reflectivity, by far the highest level of reflectivity in the asphalt shingle industry.
GAF offers the Timberline® HD Shingles for potential energy savings and tax credits.
The Cool Series roofing shingles have modern reflective technology that helps reduced temperatures in house attics, so homes stay cooler in the summer and save on air conditioning costs.
The Cool Series shingles use specially-designed roofing granules that have greater reflectance than traditional shingles. Transfer of heat is minimized to the space below – keeping your home cooler in the summer.
DaVinci’s EcoBlend polymer roofing tiles from DaVinci Roofscapes are tile roofing that is ENERGY STAR® compliant.
Owens Corning Roofing developed Duration® Premium Cool Shingles, which utilize granule technology to reflect the sun’s rays to help keep roofs cooler, resulting in a more comfortable and energy-efficient living space below along with additional benefits. We also have taken the Owens Corning Shingle Recycling.
TAMKO ENERGYSTAR roof products have the reflectivity of “cool” roofing coupled asphalt shingle affordability. This provides consumers with several options to put energy efficient roofing on their home.
TAMKO’s Heritage® series laminated asphalt shingles and shingle accessories in Glacier White and TAMKO’s Elite Glass-Seal® 3-Tab asphalt shingles in White and Glacier White are now ENERGY STAR® qualified for their ability to reflect a portion of the sun’s rays, potentially lowering the amount of energy needed to cool a home. Additionally, both products have also been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC).