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Project Profile: Reroof to Improve Energy Efficiency

Problem: A residence on the NE shore of Oahu required a reroof that would reduce heat gain.​

​Design challenge: The 2×8 roof beams are exposed inside and finished with a clear stain so there is no opportunity to add insulation below the roof deck. ​

​Solution: To keep the weight on the roof to a minimum and help reduce thermal load, the contractor ​

  1. Installed a “dry-in” layer of Sharkskin Ultra® ​
  2. Followed by Sharkskin Vent Mat™ to ensure air flow​
  3. Followed by Sharkskin Ultra Radiant ® (reflective side down) to externally radiate infrared energy reducing thermal gain.​

Project: Reroof to reduce heat buildup​

​Location: Hanapepe, Hawaii​

​Contractor: Fred Rehm​

Roof Underlayment: Sharkskin Ultra ®, Vent Mat™ and Sharkskin Ultra Radiant ® ​

​Metal Roofing: Aluminum Country Manor Shake​

​Metal Roof Tile Finish: Kynar 500 Infrared reflective​