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Is Your Old Roof Costing You Money? Install a New Cool Roof!


If your roof is 15 years old or more, chances are you’ll need to replace it soon. When you’re ready, Great Lakes Roofing would welcome the opportunity to propose a new cool roofing system.

In addition to increased repair and maintenance costs on your old roof, if it’s a black membrane or built-up system, it’s likely costing you money because of higher energy bills. Dark roofing materials absorb summertime heat and transfer it to the interior of the building, creating a costly burden on HVAC systems. On the other hand, white single-ply membranes reflect heat, lowering air-conditioning costs and creating a cooler, more productive environment for workers in non-conditioned spaces.

HVAC units on a cool roof can work less hard because the air they’re cooling for transfer to the building can be 50 degrees or more cooler than the air hovering on a black roof. That translates to less money you spend on cooling energy costs, and less wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Here’s a plus: Installation costs for cool roofs are comparable to those for other roofing systems but have a shorter payback period because of the money you’ll save on cooling.

Give us a call today at (906) 647-2916 and let us show you how a new cool roofing system can benefit your operation.