Roofing companies are constantly looking for the best ways to improve roof cooling. You’ve heard of “cool roofs” that use special coatings to keep temperatures down. You’ve heard of “green roofs” that use plants to absorb the sunlight. A recent addition to this list is the blue roof. Let us explain how these roofs benefit your home.
What Are Blue Roofs?
Blue roofs are special installations, where detention and container pods are placed overhead. It’s intended to help you with rain, especially in areas with frequent downpour. That’s because each pod holds over five pounds of water for every inch.
These pods are instrumental in keeping the need for rain-induced roof replacement as minimal as possible. Once the water collects in each pod, it’s stored for a short while. The water then drains at a later time.
What Are Their Benefits?
Blue roofs are the latest trend for roofers throughout the country. A big reason they are growing in popularity is affordability. The pods are cheaper when compared to a green roof. You also end up supporting less water weight per square inch of your roof, whereas a storm can overload a cool roof.
Depending on how you use it, blue roofs can benefit your interior too. Some homeowners have plants or rocks installed, which naturally diffuse the water. Others use the remaining water to mist the interior, which can serve as a secondary cooling system. With our help, these roof installations can make your home more comfortable even in hot weather, perhaps reducing your dependence on artificial cooling indoors.
Our team at Blue Sky Roofing has spent years in training and service. We are an accomplished, licensed and insured contractor. We’ve helped our clients in all their roofing needs, including repainting, power washing and roof inspections. Call us today at (512) 649-8244 to learn more about our work. We offer our services in Austin, TX.