Your Source for Energy-Efficient Shingles in Waunakee, WI
Have you ever climbed up to your attic during the dog days of August? It’s not just hot, it’s incredibly hot. In fact, your attic can reach temperatures as high as 140 degrees during the hottest parts of the year. Why? Because your shingle roofing system absorbs solar energy and it passes through into your attic. Your insulation helps to slow the spread of that heat into your living spaces, but your HVAC unit has to work extra hard to combat all of that extra heat. Help your Waunakee, WI, home block that heat with energy-efficient shingles from Larson Home Services.
“Cool Roof” Technology
Energy-efficient shingles are a product of extensive scientific study. Building scientists looked for ways that shingles could avoid absorbing so much solar energy. The solution was in the tiny mineral granules that cover the shingles. By adding special coatings to those granules, the scientists discovered that the effect was improved reflectivity and emissivity.
The resulting energy-efficient shingles reflect about 20% of the sun’s energy. Ordinary dark shingles may reflect just 3%. Higher emissivity allows the granules to stay cooler by shedding heat instead of holding it. These great-looking shingles are ENERGY STAR® certified and can make a big difference in your home’s energy efficiency.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of energy-efficient shingles for your Waunakee, WI, home, contact Larson Home Services today. We offer energy-efficient shingles in a variety of different styles and colors. We’d be happy to set up a time to come to your home for a free consultation and price quote.