New Rebates Reduce Upfront Roofing Costs and Provide Long-term Energy Savings for Businesses and Homeowners
Online PR News – 09-July-2014 – Los Angeles, California – A “white roof” or “cool roof” has a solar reflective coating that dramatically lowers the surface temperature of the roof resulting in greater interior comfort, reduced air conditioning demand and lower energy bills. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is urging customers to take advantage of new energy saving “white roof” rebates.
Los Angeles white roof rebates are designed to offset the cost of building a white roof compared to a conventional roof,” said David Jacot, Director of LADWP Efficiency Solutions. Rebates for white roofs have helped pay for about 700,000 square feet of residential white roof materials in Los Angeles.
Another benefit of a white roof coating is that it actually extends the life of the roof up to twice that of an un-coated roof by protecting it from the sun’s unrelenting damaging UV light, resulting in less re-roofing costs.
A recent “cool roof” project in the City of Culver City is an example of how cool roofs reduce re-roofing costs and save energy. The City of Culver City and the Culver City Police Department struggled unsuccessfully for years to deal with a multitude of persistent roof problems and leaks on city municipal buildings. Culver City officials finally sought the professional services of their local roofing contractor, Hull Brothers Roofing, for a competent diagnosis of the problems and permanent solutions to their woes.
A Public Works official for the City of Culver City commented, “I am absolutely delighted that we were finally able to get Hull Brothers onto this roof project. I have once again seen what they can do, trust their expertise and know they stand behind their warranties. I believe this project was very successful and brings great value to the City.” Hull Brothers has performed literally every roofing and waterproofing project for the City of Culver City since 2003.
California’s Title 24 building code mandates the money-saving benefits of using cool roof technology for commercial and residential buildings. The new cool roof code already has resulted in cool roofs becoming more common throughout Los Angeles.
Looking ahead, “Los Angeles is only going to get hotter,” says David Fink, the director of Climate Resolve, a local nonprofit environmental group dedicated to making southern California more prosperous and livable. “Cool roofs help utilities meet their energy efficiency goals," Fink says. On a hot summer day, a cool roof can be up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than a traditional roof.
White roof technology is designed to beat the heat, conserve energy and save money. “Our white roof rebates help customers to save money up front on the cost of installing a cool roof and in the long run by lowering their energy bills,” LADWP’s Jacot explained. The program rebates $0.20 to $0.30 per square foot of roof.
“The City of Culver City definitely made the right decision to spend their funds on this cool roof resurfacing system and will reap many benefits including the deferral of re-roofing by at least another seven years,” Said Hull Brothers’ CEO Chuck Jewett.
Hull Brothers Roofing is a local Los Angeles roofing contractor that has been faithfully servicing the residential and commercial roofing needs in Los Angeles since 1928 with over 64 years at their same Culver City business address.
To learn more about white roofing and LADWP’s white roof rebates or to request a FREE white roof estimate call (310) 553-1999.
Hull Brothers Roofing is the premier roofing contractor in Los Angeles. They have been the first choice in roofing for municipalities, commercial property managers, and homeowners. Hull Brother's eight plus decades of uninterrupted business is clear testimony to the quality of products, workmanship and warranties that Hull Brothers provides.