Energy-Efficient Roofs

San Jose Roofs

‘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 nation’s largest universities conducted a study comparing attic temperatures in a laboratory-controlled environment researching the differences in energy efficiency between wood shake and composition shingles. The results revealed that wood shake was more efficient, energy efficient home/san jose/westshore roofingkeeping temperatures cooler in the attic of the wood roof structure (both ventilated and non-ventilated) by 28 degrees Fahrenheit than asphalt. If you’re looking for a roofing contractor to discuss energy-efficient roofs in San Jose, Westshore Roofing, Inc. recommends wood shake over composition shingles.

Although composition shingles are the most popular choice in the U.S. for residential roofing due to lower installation and material cost, frequent lifetime manufacturers’ warranty coverage, attractive options for colors and style and easy installation of solar panels, they do not have a lot in the way 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.

Energy Savings with Cool Metal Roofing

One energy-efficient roofing trend in San Jose roofing gaining popularity among homeowners is “cool metal roofing systems.” We know that homeowners are increasingly seeking out San Jose roofers who use energy-efficient roof materials for their renovations and new construction projects that are durable and long-lasting as well as sustainable and energy efficient.  “Cool metal roofing” easily answers this consumer demand, offering a solid, attractive roofing solution available in multiple colors, textures, and profiles, for steep-slope and low-slope applications, that can save your household up to 40% of its annual energy costs.

Energy-Saving Benefits:

  • Reduces radiant heat transfer through the roof by 97%.
  • Reduces attic temperatures by up to 30ºF.
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  • Increases the efficiency of attic duct work.
  • Prolongs life of heating/air conditioning system.
  • Increases comfort level significantly.
  • Reduces cooling costs.
  • Helps hold heat in your home during winter.
  • Requires no maintenance. Does not deteriorate over time.
  • As solar heat increases, Tech Shield effectiveness goes up.

Start reaping the benefits of an energy-efficient roof in San Jose by calling the roofers at Westshore Roofing, Inc. now!