If you are a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, you’re probably aware that even though springs and summers here are typically wet due to the constant rainfall, it can still be really hot and humid. This is because of our geographical location—we are in a humid subtropical climate zone, which brings mild winters and hot, humid summers.
Because of our distinctively sweltering and clammy springs and summers, the temperatures inside our homes rise significantly during these seasons, which causes discomfort to those without air conditioning. For homeowners with proper cooling units, they tend to compensate for the heat by cranking up their air conditioners just to make themselves and their families feel comfortable at home; we all know where this could lead to—soaring energy costs.
Aside from discomfort and high cooling bills, hot and damp weather can be a health hazard at home, as moss, lichen, and algae can easily thrive in this kind of climate, which of course can be dangerous to those with allergies and skin or lung conditions, as some of these organisms can release harmful spores and toxins into the air.
This is where your roofing system can help you out. The Roofing Company, the most trusted Virginia Beach roofing company and a GAF Master Elite™ contractor, has been servicing the area since 1988. With almost three decades in the roofing industry, we know that your roof plays an important part in your home cooling needs. That’s because the roof’s temperature can significantly rise as the heat outside intensifies, and this can affect the temperature inside your home.
Fortunately, we at the Roofing Company offer GAF products, including the Timberline® Cool Series Roofing Shingles. This amazing roofing option is equipped with modern reflective technology —roofing granules that are more reflective than regular shingles—which helps in radiating the heat from the sun back to the atmosphere. This reduces the heat that gets into your home through your roof, and this, in turn, can translate to a much-cooler home interior without relying too much on your air conditioning systems.
So if you’re looking for ways to make your home more comfortable this summer without resulting to higher energy bills, invest in a cool roof using Timberline Cool Series Roofing Shingles. Call us at the Roofing Company, top roofers in Virginia Beach as well as in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, and Richmond, Virginia to know more about this amazing cool roofing option by GAF.