Play it Cool When it Comes to Your Roof

Westlake Play it Cool
September 3, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

By Evelyn Witterholt. 

By installing a cool roofing system, your house will stay cool in the summer and you can see a significant decrease in heating and cooling costs. 

With so many roofing systems on the market, it can be hard for homeowners to decide which one is right for them. Investing in a new roof can be costly, so it’s worth it to get a roof that will ultimately save you money in the long run. A cool roofing system, like the ones Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions has to offer, can actually help you save money on heating and cooling costs while keeping homes cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s cold. 

A cool roof is defined by the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) as a roof that reflect sunlight and cools itself by emitting any absorbed heat. A system of this sort does this with elevated or vented battens that allow any warm air in the roof to rise and escape through a ridge vent. This vent can also be used to vent the attic and vented eave risers draw cooler air beneath the roof tiles, which helps keep the home cool.  

Installing a cool roofing system can actually help homeowners save up to 22% per year on heating and cooling costs. Once this system is installed, you can see immediate savings of $15-$20 per month and over 30 years, you could potentially save up to $20,000. With energy costs and temperatures rising, a cool roof system might be the way to go. 

Westlake Royal Roofing Solutions’ cool roof system can be used with a variety of roof profiles. For example, their clay or concrete tile system has an intricate, five-component system that keeps roofs cool and protected. This cool roofing system is made up of: 

These materials work together to create a cool roof system without any need for mechanical ventilation. The tiles are Class A fire rated and their elevated batten system prevents water damming. You can’t go wrong with a cool roofing system!

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Find your local roofing contractor in the RoofersCoffeeShop® Contractor Directory. 

About Evelyn 

Evelyn works as a writer for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When she isn’t writing about roofing, she’s either at the gym lifting weights or curled up on the couch watching a movie. 

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