Bernard Balais

Bernard Balais


As the summer months loom, along with it comes the heat. There are many solutions, but one basic option is to concentrate on your roof. West Oahu Roofing Inc. will go over roofing solutions to cool your home if you are looking for a new shingle roof.

Shingle roofs are one of the most popular roofs in Hawaii and it is very economical. It comes in different colors to match the color of your home, with roofing material warranties ranging from 30 to 50 years.

With the goal of cooling your home, heat from the sun is reflected off shingle material. The rule of thumb is lighter color roofing material will reflect more heat and will make your home cooler. Shingles have different levels of heat reflectivity, and the shingles with the most heat reflectivity are Energy-Star qualified.



Shown in the photo is a roof installed with CertainTeed’s Landmark Solaris Platinum in the color Santa Fe. This roof has a 50-year material warranty, 25-year workmanship warranty and one of the highest heat reflectivity of all the Energy-Star qualified shingles.

Along with your new roof installation of a ridge vent is one roofing accessory highly recommended by West Oahu Roofing. The ridge vent is installed by cutting the ridgeline back, and then the ridge vent is installed over the opening, allowing the hot air to rise and escape, while also providing a watertight seal. This option also does not interfere with the installation of photovoltaic panels because it is placed in an area where PV is not installed.

“West Oahu Roofing Inc. uses only the best products, and we can provide you with one of the best workmanship warranties in the business,” said owner Bernard C. Balais.

So, if you are in the market for an affordable, quality roof, call West Oahu Roofing Inc. for a free estimate at 671-6886, or email

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address // 94-170 Leoole St.
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