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You don’t have to go white to go green

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The Cat House at the Hawaiian Humane Society with Solaris roofing donated by Tropical Roofing and Raingutters.  Company President Charlie Beeck comments that with Solaris roofing cooling the interior of the facility by 10 to 12 degrees, the Hawaiian Humane Society now has “the coolest cats in town.”

Using cool roofing technology has been recognized as one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways of lowering energy consumption. But until now, going green meant going white.

“While white is naturally reflective,  Solaris innovative technology puts color where white used to be and produces a shingle that reflects solar energy,” explains Charlie Beeck, president of Tropical Roofing and Raingutters, one of Hawaii’s leading Solaris dealers.

Solaris forms a barrier between the sun and your energy bills with a solar reflective shingle that can reduce your roof’s temperature in the summer. And that means lower energy costs and greater savings over the life of your roof.

Solaris is ecologically smart, beautifully durable, and architecturally ideal for sunny climates or anywhere solar heat is a challenge. 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 February 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. Solaris are also rated by Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for cool roofs. Solaris shingles may qualify for credits/points in LEED®, NAHB® and other “green” programs that apply in your area.

Tropical Roofing and Raingutters is a certified Five Star installer. They will provide free estimates for your project 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.

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