When it comes to roofing, experience makes the difference. Cool your home from the top down.
In many ways the roof is the most important part of your house.
If a roof is flawed or compromised in any way, other components of the house will be affected, some seriously creating hazards, such as electrical wiring. A leaking roof is also a major cause of mold and mildew, much of which can go undetected until a health risk is generated.
So, when you choose a new roof, be sure you consult with a highly experienced, qualified, licensed roofing contractor before making any decisions….because you will be faced with many options.
Tropical Roofing and Raingutters has been serving Hawaii with quality products and expert installation for nearly two decades. The company is a two-time winner of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s “Best of the Best” Awards.
President and founder Charlie Beeck, a Building Industry Association “Remodeler of the Year,” has served both as president of the Hawaii Roofing Contractors Association and Chairman of its Ethics Committee for multiple terms. His company, which handles sales and service as well as roofing and raingutter installation and leak detection, is a leader in the latest roofing technology, including “cool roofs.”
Using cool roofing technology has been recognized as one of the easiest, most cost effective ways of lowering energy consumption. But up until now, “going green” meant “going white” for energy- efficient cool roofing.
“While white is naturally reflective, Solaris innovative technology puts color where white used to be and produces a shingle that reflects solar energy,” Beeck explains.
Solaris forms a barrier between the sun and energy bills with a solar reflective shingle that can reduce the roof’s temperature in the summer.
That means lower energy costs and greater savings over the life of the roof. Cool roofs are applicable for both steep slope, including shingles, and low slope, including liquid applied and single ply Solaris is ecologically smart, durable, and architecturally ideal for sunny climates or anywhere that solar heat is a challenge. It’s so “cool,” it’s rated for rebates.
Solaris shingles are Energy Star qualified roofing products that meet both solar reflectance and thermal emissivity requirements. The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of Feb. 17, 2009 enables homeowners to receive up to a $1,500 tax credit if they install specific energy efficient products that carry an Energy Star rating.
Rated by Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for cool roofs, Solaris shingles may qualify for credits/points in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), National Association of Home Builders
(NAHB) and other “green” programs that may apply.
Tropical Roofing and Raingutters is a certified Five Star installer. The company provides free estimates for projects on request. Beeck noted that, as temperatures rise, the demand for Solaris roofing has continued to increase for all projects, including single-family residences, townhomes and commercial buildings.