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  • Writer's pictureApril Dacas, VP

Ways to keep your roof cool during the summer:

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Keeping your roof cool in the summer is important to maintain a comfortable living space and reduce energy costs. Here are some ways to keep your roof cool:

Install reflective roofing: Choose light-colored or reflective roofing materials that reflect more sunlight and heat than dark colors. This will help reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your roof.

Add insulation: Insulation can help prevent heat transfer from the roof to the attic and keep your home cooler.

Ventilate your roof: Proper ventilation can help to remove hot air from your attic, which can help to reduce the temperature of your roof. Attic fans or vents can be installed to help circulate air and reduce the heat buildup in the attic.

Use shade trees: Planting trees near your home can provide natural shade and help reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your roof.

Use a cool roof coating: Cool roof coatings are designed to reflect more sunlight and heat than traditional roofing materials.

Install a radiant barrier: Radiant barriers are reflective materials that can be installed in the attic to reduce heat transfer from the roof to the rest of the house.

Use solar panels: Solar panels can help reduce the amount of heat absorbed by your roof, as they absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity.

Maintain your roof: Regular maintenance can help to ensure that your roof is in good condition and can perform its functions effectively. Keeping your roof clean and clear of debris can help to prevent heat buildup and maintain its reflective properties.

Remember, keeping your roof cool not only helps keep your home comfortable during hot weather but can also help reduce energy costs and prolong the life of your roof.

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