Providing Thermal Protection Roofs throughout New Orleans
Juneau Odenwald Roofing
The roof of your New Orleans home or business is exposed to an incredible amount of heat through direct sunlight every day. In fact, it’s the single largest contributing factor to interior heat. Roofing systems are designed to deal with heat buildup to an extent – roof vents can help eliminate hot air from within the attic. However, this solution only works so well. Thermal protection solutions for New Orleans area roofs do exist!
The Benefits of Thermal Protection
Thermal protection solutions for New Orleans home and business roofs can offer some important benefits. The largest single benefit will be an increase in comfort. Because the protective elements will help block heat from being absorbed into the home, you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures. That means your air conditioning system will not have to work as hard to cool the air within the structure. Less cooling equates to lower utility bills, saving you cash over the course of a year.
However, it also offers green benefits. The less energy you use, the less electricity the power plant has to produce and supply, allowing you to reduce your carbon footprint significantly. Contact Juneau Odenwald Roofing today to find out more.
Types of Thermal Protection
Thermal protection for roofs comes in many different shapes and forms. For buildings with flat roofs, green roof systems can offer huge benefits. This is becoming common in highly urban areas, and involves transforming a flat, black roof into a green “oasis” by using growing plants to absorb heat and sunlight, as well as to reduce greenhouse gases (plants absorb many greenhouse gases and emit oxygen).
New options in installation can also offer greater thermal protection for homes and businesses. More efficient insulation under a roof equates to less heat transference into the building itself, which reduces temperatures and the need to condition the interior air.
Reflective roofing is an old solution that is gaining more prominence today, as well. Metal roofs were once highly reflective (in the days before AC) in order to reflect heat and light away from the building. The use of reflective roofing dropped off as air conditioning became a reality, but today’s home and business owners are finding that the right reflective metal roofing can do a considerable amount to help reduce the heat inside their buildings and reduce their need for electricity-eating air conditioning.
Whether you own a home or a business in New Orleans, there are thermal roof protection solutions available – contact us today to find out how we can help.