With new ENERGY STAR-qualified cool roofing, InSpire Slate is one of the most authentic, energy-efficient, and sustainable composite slate on the market. Nine colors – from traditional Granite, Evergreen and Mountain Plum to innovative shades like Red Cedar and Sand – allow the composite slate market’s most comprehensive color spectrum to deliver energy cost-savings with an artistic touch.

With new ENERGY STAR-qualified cool roofing, InSpire Slate is one of the most authentic, energy-efficient, and sustainable composite slate on the market. Nine colors – from traditional Granite, Evergreen and Mountain Plum to innovative shades like Red Cedar and Sand – allow the composite slate market’s most comprehensive color spectrum to deliver energy cost-savings with an artistic touch.

InSpire Slate Cool Roofing uses advanced pigment technology to provide high solar reflectance. These cool roofing colors can potentially lower a roof’s surface temperature by reflecting sunlight and reradiating heat away from the roof. This reduces the heat transferred into a home or building and cuts peak cooling demand by up to 15 percent. Homeowners can trim energy bills with possible savings of several hundred dollars every year.

The company provides elegant, timeless character and meets aesthetic, functional and sustainable need. Cool colors can contribute to one or more LEED credits in addition to the several potential LEED points that are already available with InSpire Slate. It may also qualify for energy-efficiency rebates or tax-credit programs in local areas.

“InSpire Cool Roofing has allowed us to enhance the sustainability of our products, which is something we always strive for. This advancement is really the perfect fit for InSpire, which has always been known for bold colors and a wide, market-leading color palette,” said Jonathan Wierengo, vice president of marketing for The Tapco Group. “We’re very pleased to add energy-efficient colors for InSpire and meet the growing demand for cool roofing and environmentally-friendly products.”

InSpire’s cool colors also feature the same sustainability advantages of traditional InSpire Slate: manufacturing with recycled content, limited lifetime warranty, reusability and lower weight allowing for less framing material requirement and less transportation energy. InSpire Slate Cool Roofing comes on the heels of the InSpire Slate Mixes and InSpire Cedar Shake product launches, both introduced within the last two years.

Beyond a property- or homeowner’s single roof, the use of cool roofing can have a further effect in reducing carbon emissions and global warming. Absorbing less heat, cool roofs help decrease the ambient temperature of a whole area, minimizing the urban heat island effect. They also help with atmospheric cooling, emitting less thermal radiation that clouds can trap with the greenhouse effect.

By enhancing the environment, helping create sustainable projects and giving homeowners’ beauty that generates cost savings – cool roofing is the latest reason why InSpire surpasses quarried slate with unprecedented appeal and value.

InSpire Roofing is a division of The Tapco Group, a U.S. Green Building Council Member. For more information, call 800-971-4148 or visit www.InSpireRoofing.com.