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How to Keep Your Roof Cool in Summer

With summer approaching fast, it is important to find ways to keep your home cool in the sweltering heat. As the first line of defense, you could start with your roof, as it is your home’s first defense line against the sun. 

Here are some tips you can try out to ensure your roof — and, by extension, your house — stays cool in the summer. 

Use Reflective Shingles and Tiles

Like their name suggests, reflective solar shingles and tiles direct the sunlight and its heat away from your home. As such, they bring the temperature of your roof down and keep your entire house pleasant and cool. 

By reducing the temperature inside your home, these shingles and tiles can also help you save money on AC or other cooling units. Thus, they are an excellent long-term investment for lower electricity bills. 

Think of Your Attic

Although often overlooked, the attic is an integral part of every home. Since it is directly below the roof, it also plays a significant role in regulating your house’s temperature during the summer. 

Therefore, it is essential to insulate and ventilate your attic well. By doing so, you will prevent leaks and mold when it rains and excess heat during the summer. 

Light Colors Are a Better Choice

As you probably already know, darker colors attract and absorb more heat and sunlight than lighter ones. That is why you feel more comfortable wearing lighter colors in the summer. 

Well, the same is true for your roof. So, when picking the color of your tiles, try going with something light and bright. You should avoid black, brown, and all other darker shades, especially if your area receives a lot of sunlight and is known for its long and hot summers. 

Increase the Shade

Your home and roof will receive less sunlight if something actively blocks the sun rays from reaching them. In that regard, nothing compares to the natural shade provided by trees. 

Thus, plant a few trees near your home as soon as you can. They will take a few years to grow, but they will help keep your roof and house cooler for years to come. 

Get Solar Panels

Lastly, installing solar panels is another great way of keeping your roof cool. The cells in the panels will absorb the sunlight and convert it into electricity that you can use to power your entire house. 

Getting solar panels will significantly reduce both your carbon footprint and your bills. As such, this investment is one of the most lucrative that you can make for the future of your family and home. 

Are You Ready for the Summer?

If you need to update your roof just in time for the summer, Tadlock Roofing is here for you. Give us a call, and we’ll come up with an action plan that will keep your home cool in the upcoming heat!

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Tadlock Roofing has provided quality service to the North and Central Florida area since 1980. All of our work is personally guaranteed. We provide solutions to fit any roofing budget, and are your source for residential or commercial roofing needs – from new construction to repairs, re-roofs, maintenance and insulation. We also specialize in low slope and steep slope roofing systems. All of our work includes the very best manufacturer-certified warranties with up to 50-year non-prorated system coverage.

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