When the problem in your roof goes beyond water stains and cracked shingles, and your roofing contractor in Sunnyvale has been showing up more times than you care, you might want to consider roof replacement, instead. What are your alternatives when your roof has outpaced its service life, and on the whole, is beyond straightforward repairs? There is, of course, the obvious route of simple replacement, but for a growing number of homeowners concerned with their carbon footprint, there is green roofing.
To go for green is to help reduce the urban heat island (UHI) effect in your own way. Sunnyvale, like any other city, can get as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than its nearby more rustic areas. The concrete jungle, with its concentrated structures and dark asphalt pavement, absorbs light more that gets emitted as heat, thus, creating an island of heat around it.