A good roofing system is made up of many things, such as materials and installation techniques. Roof underlayments, solar attic fans, and ridge vents are a few roofing materials that insulate your home, reduce the heat in your home, and protect your home from Florida’s harsh elements. It is important to have these materials installed by a licensed, experienced roofing company. Galaxy Builders, Inc. is a Florida state licensed and insured Roofing and General contractor.
Galaxy Builders, Inc. is the only company who offers the Genesis Reflective Underlayment (“Genesis”). Genesis helps insulate your home from the harmful summer sun; it reflects the sun’s UV rays and helps reduce the heat in your home. Genesis also qualifies as a secondary water barrier because its closed cell foam impedes moisture.
A typical attic will reach 130 degrees Fahrenheit in the peak of summer; making it very difficult and expensive to cool your home. Our Genesis roof underlayment helps to reduce the heat in your attic, in turn, reducing the energy used by your air conditioner system. When installed properly, Genesis can make your attic about 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the ambient temperature outside. Our Genesis roof underlayment can also reduce your energy bills, helping you save money.
Our Genesis roof underlayment is a better roofing underlayment than the product(s) offered by some top national shingle manufacturers. We can provide statements from these manufacturers that recognize Genesis as a part of a roofing system that acts as a thermal break between your attic and the abusive Florida sun.
In addition to our Genesis roof underlayment, we offer Attic Breeze solar attic fans. Attic Breeze solar attic fans come with a federal tax credit and, in most cases, this tax credit can pay for the cost of adding solar attic fans to your roof system. Our solar attic fans are made in America by Americans.
Attic Breeze solar attic fans circulate hot, stagnate moisture filled air in your attic up to 10 times per hour. Attic Breeze solar attic fans removes hot attic air as cooler air is pulled into your attic. This lowers your attic’s temperature and reduces the amount of heat that enters your home through your attic. With less heat in your home, your HVAC system doesn’t work as hard to remove the hot air and cool your home. This saves energy and money.
We can calculate the volume by measuring your attic with pitch and triangulation to determine how much air volume you have and, then, multiply this figure by how many times per hour we need to renew it with different sized PV panels and number of ridge vents. Ridge vents are also a great way to cool your roof; however, the majority of roofs in the Jacksonville area are built with minimal ridge vents. We offer many colors to match your current or new roof material and color. We can add ridge vents to your current roof system and not void any warranty; but it is best for us to install the ridge vents when we install your new 50-year roof system.
Give us a call today! We’d love to help cool your home and save you money!