Have you noticed that during the summer season your flat roof home is uncomfortable or hard to keep cool? The explanation is simple.
The asphalt and gravel system is an old system that is still in use today by several companies in the field of roof repair. This system has a serious weakness. Since it is very dark and since gravel serves as a protective barrier against the sun’s rays (which are very damaging to the asphalt) the result is something very conducive to storing heat and energy from the sun during the hottest seasons of the year. In recent years, white membranes have come on the market, as that they have a much higher sun reflecting index, so your roof will be much cooler in the summer. In order to correct the problems directly related to old roofing systems, opt for a white membrane the next time you refurbish your roof. You will feel the effects instantly.
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