Today’s buzz words are all about the environment. Being green and eco friendly are suddenly the most important attributes of any company or product. Once homeowners understand why this concept is important, they are more inclined to make informed decisions and upgrades for their home improvement and maintenance needs.
Building houses that incorporate solar shingles into the roof is desirable because it reduces the amount of energy needed from “dirty” fuels for the entire community. A cool roof that keeps a home’s interior temperature comfortable is a green choice since it reduces the energy needed by HVAC systems to cool or heat the house. As a bonus, by deciding not to waste the energy that is produced, people can reduce the amount of energy needed, which makes for a healthier planet. Using less energy conserves the fuel needed to generate it for future generations to come.
Green Energy Solutions
Dr. Roof has been providing home improvement and repair services to its Atlanta customers since 1988. With over 28 years of experience, Dr. Roof is the top choice for roofing, siding, painting, windows and more.
Dr. Roof is the first roofing company in America to receive the coveted “Women’s Choice Award” by women’s certified. Dr. Roof is also 1 of 31 contractors in the entire U.S. to win all three GAF Excellence Awards for workmanship, skill and customer protection. Since then Dr. Roof has upped their standards for their conduct and competency homeowner protection code. Dr. Roof provides accountability in an unregulated industry and those expectations are applied and enforced by the strict inspection process from their quality control team.
From small roof repairs to roof overhaul or maintenance, Dr. Roof’s professionals are ready to provide a home improvement experience you just won’t get from any other contractor.
Solar Reflective Shingles
Dr. Roof is pleased to offer Solar Reflective shingles to Atlanta area customers from GAF-ELK and Certainteed. The GAF Color Series provides potential energy savings when you install the Timberline Cool Series Shingles. These reflective shingles can help reduce temperatures in the attic and help to stay cooler in the summer by reducing roof temperature by as much as 20%.
Specially designed roofing granules have greater reflectance than traditional shingles and are made with patented StainGuard algae protection to assure the beauty of your roof against the unsightly blue-green algae. These long lasting ENERGY STAR rated product blends eco technology and innovative performance that reduces “thermal shock”, the expansion and contraction of exterior building materials. All colors meet ENERGY STAR standards for solar reflective and thermal emissivity. This product also qualifies for an energy tax credit of up to $1500 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for Atlanta area customers.
Solar Powered Attic Vents
Keeping the attic properly ventilated helps prevent moisture and heat buildup that can shorten the lifespan of your shingles.
Benefits of using or upgrading to a solar powered attic fan:
Uses no electricity
Up to 30% cooling savings
High wind resistant
Solar Powered Attic Fans are eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit on the purchase of the fan and installation labor charges. Call Dr. Roof for a free home estimate.