During the hot season, your home can get unbearably hot and uncomfortable. Roof inefficiencies in regulating heat is a major cause of extreme indoor temperatures. If you want to regulate the hot temperatures in your house, consider investing in a roof that controls heat transmission effectively. Below are some roof modification tips you can adopt to enhance the ability of your roof to repel heat.
Installing Insulated Roof Panels
Roofing that lacks sufficient insulation is poor in preventing excessive transmission of heat into the house. Remember that the insulation in your roofing may deteriorate over time because of wear and tear. So make sure you assess the status of the insulation or hire a professional to assess it, especially if you notice a rise in indoor temperatures.
Installing insulated roof panels is an effective way of enhancing your roof's ability to regulate heat transmission. The roof panels are versatile and also have a great outer appeal meaning that they can also enhance the curb appeal of your home. To effectively modify your roof, it's best that you hire a professional roofer to fix the roof panels for you.
Roof cladding involves the application of a surface coating on your roofing material so as to make it versatile in regulating heat transmission. However, if you're concerned that your roof may acquire more density than you would prefer, you can first install a polycarbonate roofing and then modify it with the cladding. Polycarbonate roofing are lightweight roofing options that may be ideal for you.
Also, the slope of your roof affects roof cladding. For example, modified bitumen material is best applied on a low-sloped or entirely flat roofing. So before you buy the cladding you want, consult a professional to advise you how to achieve the recommended slope.
Painting your roof with a heat-resistant paint is an effective way of regulating heat transmission into your house. Most roof paints for thermal control reflect sunlight and reduce the rate at which the roof absorbs sunlight. Also, the paints are usually fade-resistant and can last for long without losing their luster.
Using white paint is also effective in regulating roof heat absorption. White paint significantly reflects sunlight than other colors of paint. However, white roofs are best for flat roofs because they are highly reflective. In essence, a sloping roof that's painted white may project too much of the reflected light on onlookers and neighbors and raise unnecessary arguments. For curved and slanted roofs, you can opt for less reflective color, such as soft gray.
You can easily enhance your roof's ability to regulate heat transmission into the house by modifying it with special materials. The above mentioned tips may come in handy for you if you want to regulate the heat in your indoors.