Summers in Southern Oregon is one of the most beautiful times of the year when the summer sun warms you up and inspires you to spend more time outside. In your home, however, you’ll likely have an oasis of cool temperatures after a long day outside. While your AC helps, we have to give kudos to the MVP of summertime cooling: your roof.
You may not recognize the part your roof plays in heating and cooling. Learn how the details of your well-maintained roof can help your home stay cooler.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the material on your roof is about 90 degrees hotter than the outside air –and any roofer will tell you that’s true. Shingles are the first line of defense between your home and UV rays. Singles reflect up to 35% of UV rays, depending on the color and material.
Attic insulation plays a part in keeping the heat that makes it past the singles from moving into your home. Insulation slows the radiant heat from the roof that passes through shingles, trapping it before it moves to your living spaces.
Hot air is filled with moisture, and when trapped with nowhere to go, it can cause a few problems. First, an overabundance of hot air can lead to mold and mildew growth. Second, it can cause your air conditioner to work overtime to cool your second or third floors. Ventilation in your roof lets the rising hot air back out into the atmosphere.
It’s time for us to appreciate how much our roofing does for us during the summer months! Now is the best time to schedule roof maintenance with Rogue Valley Roofing. Call us or reach out online to schedule a time today.