The late summer sun is bearing down on the San Gabriel Valley making mid-August and September the hottest weeks of the year. Is your roof protecting your home the way it should?
Let’s understand reflectivity by peeking at the streets of Pacoima, a community near the Hanson Dam.
Solar Coating on the Streets
GAF is one of the most trusted roofing manufacturers in the nation and they’re known for making quality roofing products.
Garvey Roofing, a local roofing contractor serving the San Gabriel Valley, often uses GAF materials. Here’s a story where an epoxy acrylic they make was used during July to coat streets in Pacoima. The coating reflected solar rays that would have been absorbed by the asphalt.
The story was featured on Bloomberg.com and related how a staff member of GAF verified that the temperature on coated portions of the streets was 10 degrees lower than on the non-coated part.
Keeping Your Home Energy Efficient
What’s the best way to keep your home cool during the hottest weather and warm and dry when temperatures drop and rain showers fall?
Garvey Roofing installs and repairs roofs for all seasons using the best roofing products that are installed with the best roofing techniques.
It begins with a quality plywood decking and reflective underlayment that you’ll never see. Next comes either asphalt shingles or tiles made to reflect the sun’s most damaging UV rays.
Garvey Roofing will install the newest reflective membranes on low slope roofs, or flat roofs, to keep the roof’s temperature to a minimum and repel the heaviest rains. The material will prevent leaks for decades.
Plenty of roofing materials are environmentally friendly and will help your home’s air conditioning and heating systems to work efficiently.
Off the Roof
Attic ventilation and insulation are critical to keeping air circulating so the heat doesn’t build up and transfer into your home or commercial building.
How do you keep temperatures down on the inside?
For starters, your home’s attic can get blisteringly hot. Your air conditioning may hum along and keep your interior cool in the mid-to-upper 70s and you think that you’re doing well conserving energy and electricity.
But your attic temperature can be more than double that reading and you won’t know it.
Garvey Roofing will install an attic fan to suck out the hot air. Thomas Garvey advises purchasing one of the lower-cost models and setting the thermostat to kick the fan on when the attic temperature reaches 100 degrees. That could be when the outside temps are in the upper 80s, depending on the shade around your building.
Insulation is also key to reducing heat transference.
Garvey Roofing will blow in insulation that’s not going to pack down and lose its R value over the years.
An energy-efficient home extends the life of your air conditioning and heating unit while keeping your home comfortable throughout the year.
That’s how Garvey Roofing repairs and installs roofs for all seasons.
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Contact Garvey Roofing if you live in cities like Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Arcadia, Alhambra or anywhere in the San Gabriel Valley.
Thomas Garvey has 30 years of experience installing and repairing roofs in the San Gabriel Valley and he makes a unique industry claim–all work and materials are guaranteed.
Get a roof for all seasons and peace of mind.