Beat the Heat Island Effect with added vegetation and San Antonio roofers

Beat the Heat Island Effect with added vegetation and San Antonio roofers

As residents of San Antonio know all too well, the city is hot. In fact, temperatures in southern cities like San Antonio consistently soar far above those in the surrounding rural areas. Scientists call this the Heat Island Effect.  Nationally, the annual average difference in temperature between city and country is about 5 degrees Fahrenheit, but in large southern cities it can be as much as 22 degrees.

So what can San Antonio residents do around their homes to cool down? Suggestions from the Environmental Protection Agency including planting more trees and ground-covering greenery, as well as following green roofing practices when having a new roof installed.

Green roofing not only benefits the environment and your home, but also your pocketbook. Here’s how green roofing makes its mark:

  • Green roofing fights the Heat Island Effect.
  • Green roofing is efficient and can increase the lifespan of a roof.
  • Green roofing saves on energy costs.

The trees, vegetation, and green roofing can help you beat the heat by providing shade and cutting down on heat spikes associated with poor air quality.

While you may be able to add vegetation to your property on your own, perhaps you’ll need to consult a professional if you’re looking to add green roofing to your house.  Check Angie’s List for consumer reviews on San Antonio roofers.

For more info on solar, reflective and recycled roofing materials, check out Angie's List's Go Green Roofing Options infographic.

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