Cool roof systems are a great addition to green buildings. These systems are designed to reflect sunlight and absorb less heat than traditional forms of roofing. Look to cool roofing systems to reduce energy and save you money.
To help create sustainable building, Bridger Steel offers our roofing and siding panels in cool roof colors. These colors are created with highly reflective paint to help reflect sunlight and absorb less heat. Trapped heat in a roofing system can cause damage and require a roof to be replaced more often. Cool roofs can extend the life of a roof, especially when in warmer climates and reduce energy costs.
The Cool Roofing Rating Council (CRRC), was established in 1998 to create credible methods of evaluating and labeling the solar reflectance and thermal emittance of roofing products. This method has become an accepted part of the LEED application and known as Cool Roof Systems. The CRRC uses the Solar Reflectance Index to rate Cool Roof Systems.
According to the U.S. Green Building Council, the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) is a measure of the constructed surface’s ability to stay cool in the sun by reflecting solar radiation and emitting thermal radiation. The index ranges from 0 to 100, with a the standard black surface having an initial SRI of 0 and the standard white surface having an initial SRI of 100. All Bridger Steel 29 Gauge colors are Cool Roof Certified except for Black, Galvalume, and Galvanized. Look for the SRI number on our color charts to find a cool roof color for your next roofing project.
Bridger Steel is proud to offer our customers products that have earned the government's ENERGY STAR label. Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. Homeowners who install an ENERGY STAR compliant pre-painted metal roof can also meet the requirements for additional tax credits.