HR-060516-West-Oahu-Roofing-2By Randall Balais

With summer looming, residents can expect hot weather to be just around the corner, too. There are many solutions, but one basic option is concentrating 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 they are very economical. The come in different colors to match the color of your home, with roofing material warranties ranging from 30 years to 50 years.


With the goal of cooling your home, heat from the sun is reflected off shingle materials. 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 Santa Fe color. 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.


Your new roof installation of a ridge vent is 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, also while providing a watertight seal. This option 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


Randall Balais is the operations manager at West Oahu Roofing Inc.

contact // 671-6886
address // 94-170 Leoole St., No. 107
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