Why a double roofing system is good for your home and the planet
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It acts as a good thermal insulator
After the roof receives solar radiation heat, it heats up the air within the channel, creating naturally convective flows, and allowing the induced airflow to remove part of the heat transported into the interior, thus reducing the cooling load. This results in the house being cool in the heat of summer, and warm when the weather gets chilly—something made possible by its function as a good insulator for heat and cold.
Good for the environment
In addition to the benefits for a home, the double roofing system is also good for the environment in a number of ways.
- It contributes towards lesser energy consumption in the home due to its insulation effect minimizing or even negating the need for air conditioning to be switched on in summer and vice versa during winter.
- At a larger scale the reduced energy consumption in a single home multiplied manifold means that less air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions are created as a result.
- Its long life reduces the usage of building materials – overall contributing towards optimized materials usage.
Increases energy saving quotient of a home
Elaborating on the earlier thermal insulation points – a double roofing system is also an energy saver for your home. It ensures that the residents will be saving energy and money on heating and cooling costs—making the double roofing system a smart choice.
During extreme weather conditions, the double roofing system helps to keep the temperature regulated by trapping heat or cold which comes into contact with it. It is much like the way a thermos works, keeping hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold inside its chamber. By having this kind of insulation in your home, you can reduce using electricity to regulate the temperature which results in considerable saving because of less electricity used in regulation. In fact it has been noted that a double roofing system can reduce energy consumption by a massive 25% annually.