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Summertime heat is felt more acutely when a home is close to the equator. Living in a warm climate presents its own unique challenges, particularly in the summer months. Many homeowners struggle to keep their homes cool enough to enjoy living in during these periods, and the cost of electricity can be astronomical, especially in cities where electricity is rationed during peak hours. Many homeowners do not realize that they can help to control the temperature of their house by choosing an appropriate roofing system. By choosing a system that helps keep a home cool, homeowners can save a substantial amount of money and effort during those warm summer months. Homeowners who have questions about their current roof and how they can make it more economical in the summer months should contact a Jacksonville roofing contractor.

People who live in southern, warmer climates can consider installing a cool roof. The benefits of a cool roof are almost limitless. However, before a cool roof is installed, each homeowner needs to figure out if the energy saving and benefits will be worth the cost of the new roof. A cool roof alone will not cut energy savings by a significant amount, so a homeowner also may have to take other steps to save money. For instance, homeowners must also have a well insulated home and an efficient heating and cooling system installed.

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If the air conditioning system in the home is not running properly, a cool roof will do little to help with the electricity bills that result from the maintenance of an expensive and inefficient system.

Homeowners have several options when they choose to install a cool roof. If the house is new, a homeowner can choose to install a cool roof during the building process. When installing a cool roof, homeowners can choose from three methods: coating the roof, waterproofing or recovering the roof or replacing an old roof with a new roof.

Cool roofs do not cost significantly more than traditional roofs do. However, if the roof currently installed is still in good condition, it can be expensive to transform. This is because installing a cool roof requires specialized tools and knowledge that traditional roofs do not. If the roof on the home needs to be replaced, this can be an excellent time to choose to install a cool roof, as it is a cost that a homeowner will incur, regardless.

Homeowners who live in warm climates benefit the most from cool roofs. Not only do they save money on energy bills, but they also offer the additional benefit of being eco friendly.

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