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What Roofing Material Is Best for the Frisco Summer Heat?

What Roofing Material is Best For the Frisco Summer Heat? High temperatures are right around the corner, so what roofing material is best for the Frisco summer heat? Peak Roofing Systems offers a variety of roof materials that can keep your house cool and save on your utility bill at the same time! Before settling on a new roof, check out these tips and you’ll be sure to beat that Frisco summer heat!

Radiant Barriers and Coatings

Color and material can play a huge role in reflecting the sun’s rays and heat. Newer cool-roof technology is progressing and has opened up a wide array of coatings or overlays. These will be applied to the surface of your existing roof and are engineered to reflect incoming heat. The color of your roof material or coating also helps. Lighter colors have higher albedo, the reflectivity of light, which in itself reflects the heat as well. A radiant barrier or underpinning can also be installed underneath the roofing material which stops the heat from entering your attic space or living area.

Color and material can play a huge role in reflecting the sun’s rays and heat. Newer cool-roof technology is progressing and has opened up a wide array of coatings or overlays. These will be applied to the surface of your existing roof and are engineered to reflect incoming heat. The color of your roof material or coating also helps. Lighter colors have higher albedo, the reflectivity of light, which in itself reflects the heat as well. A radiant barrier or underpinning can also be installed underneath the roofing material which stops the heat from entering your attic space or living area.

Slate

Slate is a flat compressed stone roofing material. Lighter color selections aid in reflectivity, and the natural composition transfers heat quickly allowing it to cool faster. The weight, however, limits the compatibility for choosing this material. A professional can let you know if your home’s structure will be able to support slate. The cost of slate is more expensive, but the look is classic and it can last up to a lifetime or longer.

Clay and Terra Cotta

These lighter colored material make a unique and beautiful finish to your house. The color and composition vent heat and reflect light well. A multitude of shapes and colors also give you more options in deciding the look of your roof. Weight restrictions again apply. However, the clay is lighter in weight than slate. Make sure you check the coatings on the clay roofing since clay and terra cotta is more porous allowing water to soak in which can lead to algae and mold growth.

Concrete Tiles

With plenty of color and shape choices including “White Barrel ‘S’ Tiles,” concrete tiles have a less expensive price tag than slate or clay. The tiles made for roofing are on the heavier side of the roof material spectrum but are amongst the most rugged and longest lasting of the roofing materials. Some concrete roofs have been without repair for 150 years!

Metal

Metal roofs are light in weight and light in color. Nothing can be lighter than a white roof and with the properties of metal, this roof can save you a lot on your utility bill. Metal roofs need to be painted as part of their protection, so paint colors offer a ton of different choices for your home.

With technology always moving forward, new choices in roofing material keep arising. Get your home ready for that Frisco summer heat and call Peak Roofing Systems at 972-731-7663 with any questions you may have.

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