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Cool Roofing Options For Your Florida Home

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What Kind Of Cool Roofing Options Do We Have In Florida?

Living in Florida, you know the struggle is real when it comes to the summer heat. The sun beats down, and your house can feel like an oven! But there is something you can do to cool down your home; cool roofing! 

Cool roofs reflect sunlight and heat away from your house, keeping things cooler inside. This can make a huge difference in your  family’s comfort level. Cool roofing can also help save money on your electric bill and take stress off of your HVAC unit. So, if you're thinking about replacing your roof, or you just want to make your home more energy-efficient, a cool roofing is a great option to consider.

At RIG Roofing we can help you decide which cool roofing option is right for your home. In this article, we'll break down the options for each roof type, so you can be better equipped to make the best decision for your situation. 

Metal Roofing

Metal roofs are super durable and can last for a long time, which is a big plus for those of us living in Florida. But did you know metal roofs can be a great cool roofing option? Even plain galvalume metal is naturally light-colored and reflects sunlight well.

However, galvalume isn't the best at "thermal emittance." That means getting rid of heat. Don’t worry, there are ways to help your metal roof be better at thermal emittance. 

  • Paint or reflective coatings:
  • Oven-baked paint application:

Shingle Roofing

Asphalt shingles are a popular choice for roofs in Florida because they are affordable and easy to install. If you are looking for a cool roofing solution that won’t incur additional costs choosing a light colored shingle is your best option. Light colored shingles reflect more sunlight than darker colored shingles. However, all hope is not lost if you are set on a darker color shingle for your home. Ask about shingle options that have cool-colored light reflecting granules.

Shingle Roofing Tip: Never try to paint your shingles in an effort to make them cooler. This can trap moisture under the shingles and cause problems, and it can even void your warranty.

Clay Tiles

Clay tiles are another great roofing option for Florida roofs, especially because they are excellent at withstanding strong winds. Tiles come in a variety of colors, but the coolest clay tiles are naturally light-colored. You can also get clay tiles with a light-colored glaze applied at the factory. 

Concrete Tiles

Concrete tiles are similar to clay tiles, but they are usually quite a bit heavier. If this is a cool roofing solution you are interested in, make sure your home is structurally able to handle the additional weight. Just like clay tiles, choosing a light-colored tile is going to be the coolest option. They can also be coated with a light-colored polymer before they are installed. 

Cool Roofing Underlayments

No matter what type of cool roof you choose, it's important to use a high-quality underlayment. This is a protective layer that goes under your shingles, metal or tile roofing. A good underlayment helps protect your roof from water leaks and can serve as an insulating layer. 

Why Choose RIG Roofing for Cool Roof Installation?

Having a roof installed is a big job, so you want to make sure you hire a qualified professional. Here are a few reasons why you should choose RIG Roofing, your local licensed roofing contractor.

  • We Know Your Area:
  • Reliable Reputation:
  • Florida licensed and insured:

What Makes RIG Roofing Different?

At RIG Roofing, we've been serving Florida homeowners since We are committed to providing outstanding customer service and high-quality workmanship. Here’s what sets RIG Roofing apart from the crowd.

  • Minimum 10-year workmanship warranty:
  • Preventative maintenance:
  • Wind mitigation report:
  • Outstanding customer service:
  • Experienced installers:
  • We love our community:

Ready to Cool Down Your Home?

Now that you know more about cool roof options, you might be wondering what the next step is. The good news is, RIG Roofing is here to help! We offer free consultations where one of our roofing experts can come to your home, inspect your roof, and discuss the best cool roof options for your needs and budget.

We understand that choosing a new roof is a big decision. That's why we take the time to answer all of your questions and explain the cool roofing process in detail. We want you to feel confident and comfortable with your decision.

Here's how to get started:

  • Call us!
  • Visit our website!
  • Stop by our showroom!

Don't wait any longer to start enjoying the benefits of a cool roof! Contact RIG Roofing today and let us help you make your Florida home a cooler, more comfortable place to be. Start with a FREE, No-obligation roof assessment. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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