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Energy efficient roofing systems in West Michigan

Energy Efficient Roofing

Save Energy with a Premier Roofing System

If you’re wondering what a new roof has to do with energy savings, you might be surprised to learn about the green opportunities that abound during a roof tear-off and replacement. "Cool roof" technology leverages enviro-friendly reflective surfacing to reduce your energy cost, especially during the summer months. Like ventilation upgrades, Cool Roof shingles will extend the life of your roof.

Cool Roofs Are Hip

There are myriad options available in reflective materials to create “cool roofs” to reduce your energy footprint. A cool roof can benefit a building and its occupants by:

Reducing energy bills

by decreasing air conditioning needs

Improving indoor comfort

for spaces that are not air conditioned

Decreasing roof temperature

which may extend roof service life.

Beyond the home itself, cool roofs can also benefit the environment, especially when many buildings in a community have them. Cool roofs can:

Reduce local air temperatures

(sometimes referred to as the urban heat island effect)

Lower peak electricity demand

which can help prevent power outages

Reduce power plant emissions

including carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxides, and mercury, by reducing cooling energy use in buildings.

Types of Roofs and How They Can Be Made Cool

There are many types of roof systems available, but the surface exposed to the sun is the one that determines if a roof is cool or not. You can usually make a new or existing roof cool by selecting the appropriate surface. Some materials, like slate, can be made reflective, as can some finishes in metal roofs. Many of the high-tech composite roofing materials we use have reflectivity built-in. Our estimator will help you select the right material to achieve your goal.

Even dark shingles can be made to produce a cooler roof. For example, Presidential Solaris™ – Luxury Solar Reflective Shingles
This steep-slope, solar reflective asphalt roofing shingle contains advanced colored granules that reflect the sun’s rays. Designed to replicate the look of authentic wood shakes, Presidential Solaris shingles feature 25 percent solar reflectivity and deliver the charm of hand-split wood shakes with durability and strength that outperforms wood.

See What Your Neighbors Have To Say

4.9 out of 362 reviews!

Vern Hettinga

Austin really delivered. Our roof is 25 years old and now is better than new. Austin, the foreman Kyle, and the entire crew did an outstanding job on the roofing and on the cleanup. Thank for a job well done.
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Dmitri Altum

Austin at Premier was a joy to work with. Very thorough in explanation to a first time home owner, made sure I understood what it would cost, how things could change, and what the process would look like start to finish. Despite some un...
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Mary Capitano

Highly recommend Premier Roofing. Dave came to my home on the same day I placed a call regarding a leak from my ceiling. He did a thorough evaluation of the problem on the roof, and provided a fair estimate within a day. Dave placed ...
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Becky W.

Austin was able and willing to come by the same day we called to check out a roof leak we have. He was able to secure the leak and ceiling until Spring time when we are able to get the leak fixed. Thank you for taking the time to ensure...
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Robyn Bruining

Premier was recommended via the web & another roofing company due to their expertise in flat roofs. Mike Horton was extremely professional and honest during his assessment and throughout the entire project. Because of his knowledge in...
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