Dec 20, 2012

The 411 on Cool Roofs

Think about an asphalt driveway in the summer.  Walking across one is basically like running across a bed of hot coals, right?  Now think about your roof which is likely made of asphalt granules.  On a hot summer day, black asphalt shingles can be as much as 80 degrees higher than the air temperature.  When this happens, the hot air on your roof is absorbed into your home, raising its temperature or making your air conditioner work harder which costs you more in energy bills.

What’s a Cool Roof?

A cool roof is a roof whose granules are designed to be especially reflective and emissive.  This means that the roof will deflect sunlight rather than absorb it.  When this happens, your home’s temperature rises and heats up your home or causes your air conditioning unit to work harder to keep your home cool.  This, in Timberline turn, raises your energy bills.  Studies have shown that in the long run, a cool roof can make more sense than a traditional asphalt roof.  Do know that your roof is only part of your roofing system.  Without proper insulation and ventilation, a roof cannot function to its fullest potential.

Lindus Construction is proud to offer GAF asphalt roofing. Founded in 1886, GAF has become North America’s largest manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing.  GAF shingles come in a variety of colors and styles.  Many homeowners are drawn to GAF because of the Golden Pledge warranty that offers 50 years of peace of mind.  The non-prorated warranty covers materials & workmanship, a rare find in the roofing industry.  To meet your cool roofing needs, GAF offers Timberline Shingles.

Install GAF Timberline Cool Shingles & Enjoy:

  • Patented StainGuard® protection to assure the beauty of your roof against unsightly blue-green algae.
  • A savings of 7-15% off total cooling costs. (Variables include your home’s location, structure & climate you live in.)
  • Roofing granules that give a shingle its unique look and tone.
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified roofing that maintains a more constant temperature, reducing thermal shock, and encouraging a longer shelf life.Timberline

GAF Timberline Cool Shingle Incentives:

  • Reduced energy consumption at home.
  • Class A fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories—the highest rating possible. Many insurance companies award lower insurance premiums as a result.
  • Dura Grip™ Adhesive seals each shingle tightly and reduces the risk of shingle blow-off. Shingles warranted to withstand winds up to 130 mph

We Strive for 100% Customer Satisfaction

Delivering exceptional service is our No. 1 priority. Read these happy reviews from homeowners who were blown away by their home improvement experience with Lindus Construction.

"I highly recommend Lindus Construction. I have used them for three projects over the last few years and they are easy to contact, the people are friendly and they do very high quality work. Don’t hesitate to use Lindus for your next project."

Darrell M.
Lino Lakes, MN
June 9, 2022

"Kept me in touch through out the whole process. Very happy with their work."

Shelly P.
Minnetonka, MN
November 11, 2021

"Best product. Great people. They really know their business. You won't be disappointed! Thank you!"

Howard F.
Brooklyn Center
October 22, 2021

"Lindus was very professional. Lindus arrived on time and finished in a timely manner. Overall it was a job well done."

Christopher O.
North St. Paul, MN
October 22, 2021

"Love the product! Everyone at Lindus was a pleasure to work with!"

Lynnae Z.
Circle Pines, MN
October 21, 2021

"Great company!!!!"

Jerry T.
Shoreview, MN
October 21, 2021

"Work was great. Crew did great work, fast, clean up was very good. Could not believe how fast that they did the job. When beyond what I expected. Very good work, great crew. Thank you."

Charles G.
Roberts, WI
October 14, 2021

"Quality product and workmanship, on time, well-informed office staff.  Crew is experienced, and respectful of the property."

Carol K.
Bloomington, MN
April 2, 2021

"Tried and true, that’s Lindus Construction. They have helped on three projects now and they always say what they will do, when they can do it and the accurate cost - no surprises! I appreciate the communication throughout each job as well. I have a happy home thanks to them."

Claire C.
Shorewood, MN
March 12, 2021

"We would like to thank you for helping us get this project done. All of the work has been done and we are very satisfied with the results.  The Lindus crews were great to work with and kept us informed throughout the process."

Claude & Brenda S.
Oakdale, MN
February 3, 2021

"Both Randy and Noah could not have done a nicer job.  They were both two real professional guys that did really nice work.  Everything looks just beautiful."

Rob R.
Plymouth, MN
December 28, 2020

"We are very happy with how everything looks and functions. We feel our entire experience with Lindus has been great. Probably the best experience we've had with any contractor that has done work for us, inside or outside."

Dawn L.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
December 12, 2020
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