The summer season is just around the corner, which means you need to prepare yourself for the scorching sun, rising mercury levels, and unbearable heat waves – especially if you live in the southern part of Pakistan. Unless you want to pay hefty electricity bills for running your air conditioners and room coolers 24/7, you should consider heat proofing your roof to bring down the temperature inside your home. However, if you are among the people who are apprehensive about the benefits of roof heat proofing and wonder if the treatment actually works, this blog is meant just for you.
What are the Benefits of Roof Heat Proofing in Pakistan?
The main methods of roof heat proofing in Pakistan include installation of heat-resistant roofing sheets, application of modified bitumen membrane, application of roof cooling paint and built-up roofing.
The advantages of roof heat proofing are as follows:
It Reduces the Temperature Inside Your Home
One of the biggest (and most apparent) benefits of roof heat proofing is that it significantly lowers the temperature inside your house. Regardless of whether you opt for the installation of heat resistant sheets or choose to paint your roof with white reflective chemicals, your roof will be able to reflect the sweltering sun rays and prevent the heat radiation from absorbing into its surface.
As we all already know, heat mostly enters your home during mid-day and gets stored inside due to the lack of proper ventilation. Opting for a roof heat proofing treatment will ensure the heat doesn’t absorb through the top of your house and enter your home. The decrease in roof temperature will have a direct effect on the temperature of your rooms, keeping them relatively cool throughout the day.
On a side note, here are some tips on how to get rid of the trapped heat and make your home feel cool this summer that you might find helpful.
It Helps Decrease Your Energy Consumption
Mid-summer heat waves in Pakistan can be quite intense, leaving people with no other option than to run their air conditioning units around the clock, hoping for a reprieve from the excruciating weather. However, the frequent power breakdowns and skyrocketing electricity charges make it almost impossible for most of us to turn on our ACs for prolonged periods. Another thing that most homeowners are unaware of is that ACs consume a lot more power to make up for the temperature difference in summer months when the heat dissipation from the inside of your home consequently increases the heat temperature, resulting in a heftier bill.
Heat proofing your roof will help you maintain the normal temperature inside your home by reflecting the heat and preventing it from seeping into your walls. This means you won’t feel the need to run your AC for a long time, which will significantly lower your electricity bill.
It is worth mentioning the air conditioners with inverter technology consume less energy than regular ones. So, if you are planning to invest in a new unit this year, here is a guide to buying inverter AC for your home that you must check out.
It Promises a Much More Convenient Lifestyle
If you live on the top floor of a building, you probably loathe summer more than anything. Since there is no such protective barrier between your roof and the sizzling sun, which means nothing is stopping the concrete from absorbing the heat, thus making your home feel incredibly hot.
Around mid-day every day, the heat will seep into your home and finally dissipate around night time only for the cycle to repeat itself the next day, rendering you unable to go about your daily routine. However, if you decide to choose one of the major roof heat proofing services, you will hopefully be able to enjoy a much more convenient lifestyle.
How Well Can Roof Heat Proofing Keep Your Home Cool?
This is probably the most common question the representatives at any roof heat proofing company hear on a daily basis.
The answer to this query is that it depends on the situation. There is no doubt that heat proofing your roof can be quite effective in keeping your home cool by lowering the rate of heat absorption, but the extent to which it can serve its purpose may vary with each house depending on its architecture, construction and location among other factors. If you live on the lower floor of a building, opting for heat proofing treatment on the roof of the top-most floor won’t likely make much difference in the temperature of your home. Since summers in Pakistan are rather extreme, you will eventually have to remove the heat from your home by running air conditioners. On the other hand, if you live on the top floor, the application of roof heat proofing solution will have a significant impact on the temperature of your home – especially during the infamous heatwaves.
It is also important to point out that while roof heat proofing chemicals certainly help in reducing the heat absorption rate of your roof, they won’t completely remove the heat from your home. Nonetheless, the reduction in heat temperature will certainly lower your power consumption, which is among the major benefits of roof heat proofing.
So, will you heat-proof your roof this summer? Let us know your thoughts and comments by sharing them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few more guides on tackling summer heat that you might find interesting.
- How to Keep Your Kitchen Cool on a Hot Summer Day?
- DIY Air Cooler to Keep Your Room Cool This Summer
- Tips to Keep the Water Tank Cool During the Summer Season
- 5 Tips to Make Your Air Cooler Perform Better This Summer
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