What is a Cool Roof?
Urban Heat Islands and Environmental Impact
The Cooling Effect of Cool Roofs
Benefits of Cool Roofs
Energy Bill Reduction
Cool roofs minimize the need for air conditioning, resulting in significant energy bill savings. By reducing cooling demands, older and inefficient air conditioning systems can still provide adequate cooling during hotter summers. Additionally, cool roofs may qualify for cost-saving rebates from government programs or utilities, allowing for downsizing of air conditioning equipment and increasing cooling efficiency in the long run.
Enhanced Indoor Comfort and Safety
Cool roofs significantly improve indoor comfort and safety in non-air-conditioned areas by reducing heat transfer from the roof. This creates a more pleasant environment during hot weather conditions and contributes to a better quality of life for occupants.
Extended Roof Service Life
Cool roofs help decrease roof temperatures, which can extend the lifespan of the roof. By reflecting sunlight and reducing solar energy absorption, cool roofs contribute to maintaining a cooler roof surface. This leads to less wear and tear, prolonging the roof's service life and adding value to the building.
MEER Cool Roof Benefits
Energy Efficiency and Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
MEER's cool roofs incorporate solar-reflective sheeting, preventing excessive sun radiation absorption and reducing internal temperatures by 6-7°C. This reduces energy consumption by decreasing the need for cooling systems, resulting in lower greenhouse gas emissions and a more sustainable future.
Improved Comfort and Reduced Energy Demands
MEER's cool roofs effectively reduce temperatures in urban areas, creating a more comfortable environment for individuals who lack air conditioning or fans. By eliminating the need for traditional cooling options, cool roofs contribute to reducing energy demands and greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, the construction of these roofs provides sustainable employment opportunities for low-skilled workers in both rural and urban areas.
Longevity and Sustainability
MEER-treated materials possess exceptional anti-soiling properties, significantly increasing their lifespan compared to conventional white paints.