What that means is a very hot roof space (50 – 60 degrees) and unpleasantly warm rooms inside the house (30+ degrees). What this means is you will be reaching for the air conditioner remote far more often and crying every time the power bill arrives in the mail.
Installing roof ventilators or whirlybirds may help evacuate some of the heat trapped in the roof space, but its not really solving the root problem. Darker colours are hotter than lighter colours, simple as that.
We can paint your roof in a lighter colour and you will instantly reduce the heat absorbed by the roof material. If however you prefer a darker colour roof, consider using a heat reflective paint such as Nutech’s top of the range acrylic paint “NXT Cool Zone”. This paint has 30 – 90 % total solar reflectance, has a superior dry film thickness, carries a 12 year warranty instead of the standard 10 year so will last longer and is therefore cheaper in the long run.
The paint also has nanotechnology to reduce dirt sticking to the surface of the paint, uses advanced cross linked acrylic polymers and fade resistant pigments that help keep your roof looking great for longer and additionally, the paint is safe for water collection.
The real benefit of course is that on a hot summers day in Perth, NXT Cool Zone can reduce the temperature inside your home by 6-10 degrees. That’s the difference between your rooms being 30 degrees or 24 degrees. That the difference between reaching for the air conditioner remote or not. That’s the difference between adding to carbon emissions or not. Make a wise economic and ecological decision when you paint your roof and choose a heat reflective paint that will keep your home cooler in the summer months.
For more information about our premium roof restorations in Perth, contact the team on mobile 0422 469 125.
A significant amount of energy is consumed during the summer months in Perth to help keep our homes cool. Did you know that on a hot summers day in Perth, a charcoal coloured roof can reach in excess of 80 - 90 degrees and absorb up to 95% of the suns infra red heat?