21145897_sWhether you are looking to put your house on the market this coming spring season or you are gearing up to have new renters move in, this is the perfect time of year to get a head start on all of those spring cleaning tasks that go a long with these activities.

Owning a home is a lot of responsibility and being a landlord is that much more. But, the benefits of owning a home – either for you and your family to reside in and make beautiful memories or as an investment property – are significant and the better you care for your home the greater the benefits.

Going into the spring and summer months, most people are starting to think about what kinds of home improvement projects they should spend their time and resources on. Things like landscaping, plumbing, and energy-efficiency are all at the top of the list. Consider adding the installation of a cool-roof to your list. These energy-efficient installations work to reflect the sun’s rays away from your home.

This is done with the use of highly-reflective paint, a reflective sheet covering, or reflective tiles and shingles configured into a roofing pattern. Most any type of residential or commercial building will benefit from a cool roof.

Some of the more desired benefits to have a cool roof installed are:

  • Dramatic reduction of power bill. When you have a cool roof installed, the materials of the roof are essentially pushing away the rays of the sun so they don’t get absorbed into your home.
  • If there are rooms in your home where the air conditioner doesn’t quite cool off, a cool roof will eliminate this problem as those areas won’t heat up the way they do with the traditional roof.
  • The longevity of the roof is extended as the heat is not absorbed by the roofing materials, reducing the sun damage.

One of the best ways to improve the value of your home and have a dramatic impact on the energy-efficiency of your home is to have a cool roof installed. Cool roofs are designed to reflect sunlight and absorb less heat than standard roofs, and provide the above benefits.