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Cool Shingles

Cool Shingles

With the unrelenting heat of the Southern California sun beating down on your roof all day, it’s wise to choose a roofing solution that repels those UV rays away from your home or business – the solution: cool shingles!!

As part of our green and solar roofing options, Ferguson & Melvin offers cool shingles for energy savings and increased comfort indoors.

To over-simplify, light-colored shingles reflect heat and sunlight, while dark-colored shingles absorbs it.

CoolSeries HDR

Dark-colored roofs will only serve to attract more heat into your home, working counter-productively against your air conditioning system. That means you pay more in energy costs than you have to.

With cool asphalt shingles, the lighter colors and new granule technology act as a repellant for the sun’s rays, keeping your home or business cooler and saving you money!!


The Technology

A cool roof is a roofing system that delivers higher solar reflectance, which is the ability to reflect the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths of the sun, reducing heat transfer to the structure.  It also delivers higher thermal emittance, which means it can radiate absorbed, or non-reflected solar energy.

Historically, cools roofs have been mostly used for commercial flat roof applications, and they have been white.  However, with the development of cool roof shingles in recent years, it’s now possible to achieve Energy Star qualified levels of solar reflectivity even in darker, rich colors.


Why Cool Shingles?

Here are some benefits to cool shingles:

  • Improved occupant comfort
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Increased life span of the roof
  • Reduction in urban heat islands and associated smog
  • Reduction in roofing waste in landfills
  • Lower AC costs in the summer
  • Savings on peak electricity demands
  • Reduces air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Keeps you cooler indoors


Landmark Solaris

Our crews are highly trained in the latest installation practices and techniques associated with cool roofs, which are highly reflective, thanks to emissive materials. During a typical summer day, the surface temperature of dark roofs can reach up to 190 degrees Fahrenheit at their peak, whereas cool roofs peak at 100 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This increase in temperature will cost you money in higher utility bills!

In addition, when you install a cool roof, you may also qualify for rebates and tax credits from the government or local utility company.


Owens Corning Duration
Owens Corning Duration

Your Trusted Partner in Green Roofing

We can install your cool shingles any time of the year. We work with only the best products from the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, such as CertainTeed, GAF and Owens Corning. Our adherence to the strict standards of roofing practices ensures you receive a durable, energy-efficient roof built to last.


Cool Shingle Colors

Click below to see the galleries of available cool colors in your area

GAF                                        CertainTeed                           Owens Corning

Timberline Cool Series        Landmark Solaris                  Duration Cool Shingles

Ferguson & Melvin is your #1 expert roofing and solar roofing contractor, since 1979.  To learn more about our commitment to the environment and our cool roofs specifically, give us a call at 800-974-ROOF, or click here to request a free estimate.


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