Not a lot of homeowners hear about roof adaptation. Simply put, roof adaptation is a process where a roofing contractor modifies your roof to better withstand the harshness of the elements, particularly heat. It may seem like a complicated and expensive process, but there are actually a lot of great benefits in undertaking such a project. If you need a little convincing, here are a few reasons why you should consider roof adaptation.
Urban Heat Island Effect
An urban heat island is an urban or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas. This effect is attributed to everyday human activities. This means that a city can be, for example, 10 degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside.
By undergoing a roof adaptation, you can minimize urban heat island effects and keep your home at a more ideal temperature year-round. Roofing contractors may recommend installing a “green” roof that helps the environment by releasing extra oxygen. They may also suggest getting a reflective roof to deflect sunlight and lower heat transfer, thereby minimizing the effect.
Another popular method of roof adaptation is solar installations. Solar installations on residential, as well as commercial applications, are a great help against the loss of grid electric power. While a solar roof doesn’t exactly provide power when the grid goes down, it is possible to supplement them with stored power that can be collected and used in case of emergencies.
Whether you are in need of something as simple as an entry door installation or are looking for a reputable contractor to install your brand new roof, turn to the experts over at Lincoln Exterior Renovations. To schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call at (403) 275-4871. Alternatively, you may fill out our contact form to request an estimate today.