According to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, an independent testing agency, a family in a typical single family house with a Boral Energy Efficient Cool Roof System could save up to 22% per year on heating and cooling costs compared to the standard composition asphalt shingle roof.* This house could save an average of $15 to $20 per month immediately compared to a standard asphalt shingle roof and as energy rates rise year over year, your savings could increase as well and could amount up to $20,000 over 30 years.**
Of the many roof types for a new roof or roof replacement or reroof, which is the best roof for you? Are you concerned about energy costs to cool the building, how long before the roof needs to be replaced, what the replacement cost will be, or what maintenance is needed? If so, a Boral Energy Efficient Cool Roof System may be your best choice.
Boral offers a range of cool roof tiles in various profiles to reflect the sun’s heat. Also, the air space between the tiles and roof deck provide ventilation with Boral’s roof materials and products to make an energy saving roof to cool the building during hot summer days and provide better protection against leaks. A house with a Boral Energy Efficient Cool Roof System is more comfortable to live in while saving energy costs to keep the building cool and can last longer than traditional roof construction.
As the sun heats the roof, the roof tiles and air beneath the tiles warms up. Elevated or vented battens allow the warmed air to rise to the peak of the roof and escape outside through the ridge vent, which can also be used to vent the attic. Vented Eave Risers at the bottom of the roof draw cool air into the roof system beneath the tiles. No electrical or mechanical parts for easy maintenance and reliability.
Boral’s Energy Efficient Cool Roof System can be used with any slate, clay or concrete tiles with various profiles from slate to shake to S-tile and more. Letting your roof system breathe will help the materials stay dry to last longer.
When you choose a new roof or reroof, consider a Boral Energy Efficient Cool Roof System and ask your contractor for a quote. For more information, download a brochure below.
*Steep-slope Assembly Testing of Clay and Concrete Tile with and without Cool Pigmented Colors, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2005. Results vary based on profile of tile installed, location, weather and other factors.
**Results based on a 22 square roof in Southern California with no additional energy efficient upgrades during an average annual weather pattern, annual inflation rate of 3%, and annual energy cost increase of 3.5%. Savings may vary based on location, weather and other factors. Savings estimates are based on comparison to similar size asphalt shingle roof.