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
- Installed a “dry-in” layer of Sharkskin Ultra®
- Followed by Sharkskin Vent Mat™ to ensure air flow
- 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