Green Roofing choices are growing for home owners in San Jose. Improvements help control energy costs and quality of life in your home. One of the nations largest universities conducted a study comparing attic temperatures in a laboratory controlled environment researching the differences in energy efficiencies between wood shake and composition shingles.
The results revealed that wood shake was more efficient, keeping temperatures cooler in the attic of the wood roof structure (both ventilated and non-ventilated) by 28 degrees Fahrenheit than asphalt.
Composition shingles are the most popular choice in the US due to lower installation and material cost, plus often there are lifetime manufacturers warranty coverage, attractive options for colors and style and easy installation of solar panels.
The biggest drawback is that lack of insulating qualities. Technology is advancing however and there are a few cutting-edge roofing techniques that we offer to help cut your energy costs and make your house "greener" at the same time.