Roofs can get very hot in the summer months as they absorb the radiation from the sun. This can lead to increased temperatures within your home as well as higher energy bills as you attempt to cool it. The absorbed radiation can also decrease the life of your roof. This is why the U.S. Department of Energy recommends the installation of “cool roofs” on new homes as well as when roof replacements are made.

This article, entitled Energy Saver: Cool Roofs was published by the Department of Energy last year and gives some extremely valuable information that homeowners can use. In addition to explaining the benefits of a cool roof, it also lists various types of roofs and how they can be made cool.

If, after reading this article, you are interested in learning more or are considering installing a new roof on your Chicagoland home, be sure to contact Baltic Home Improvements for a free evaluation and estimate on your job. You will be glad that you did.

Full article on Energy.gov.  Image credit: walmartcorporate