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Houston-area Braun's Roofing has recently started offering its customers the option to install CertainTeed cool roofs, designed with shingles that deflect the sun's rays and reduces energy costs in the summer.
While typical shingles absorb heat, CertainTeed products aim to do the opposite, which keeps buildings cooler and reduces the strain on overworked HVAC systems.
Additionally, CertainTeed roofing products are partially made up of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials. According to the company, CertainTeed prevents more than 250,000 pounds of slag, stone granules, corrugated mixed paper and sludge from entering landfills each year.