G.F. Sprague, A Newton Roofing Contractor, Showcases Green Roofing Options At October 20 Expo

G.F. Sprague, a Newton roofing company, will have a booth at the October 20 Green Solutions Expo. The Newton roofing contractor will showcase their Solaris line of shingles, which help reduce heating and cooling costs.

Online PR News – 14-October-2013 – NEWTON, MA – Newton roofing company, G.F. Sprague & Co., always strives to deliver high-quality roofing and remodeling products that last consumers for many years and improve a home's energy efficiency. This year, the roofer is showcasing the latest in green roofing materials on October 20 at the Green Solutions Expo, sponsored by the Needham-Newton Chamber of Commerce. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Newton Centre parking lot during the city's annual Harvest Fair.

The Newton roofing contractor will highlight the Solaris line of roofing shingles. Solaris shingles are manufactured by CertainTeed, an Energy Star Partner of the Year for 2013 and a LEED-certified manufacturer.

Homeowners can see as much as a 20% decrease in the roof temperature with Solaris shingles. Whats unique about Solaris shingles is that they come in all the usual roofing colors. Usually when we think reflective we think white but thats not the case at all with the Solaris line.

"Green building isn't a trend. It's a fact of life. All of today's remodeling is done with a focus on reducing the home's carbon footprint. People aren't replacing windows or roofs with less efficient varieties; it is always a decision to selecting products that help make the home more efficient. Solaris shingles do that by reflecting sun off the roof of the house, which reduces the amount of heat that enters the attic. This keeps the house cooler naturally, cutting down on air conditioning costs and frequency of use," explained Jerry Sprague, Owner of G.F. Sprague (www.gfsprague.com).

Less use of A/C decreases a home's carbon footprint, a term used to describe how efficiently a household uses resources. The Solaris shingles help keep attic temperatures down, leading to a cooler house and lower utility costs. The shingles are manufactured for steep sloped roofs and contain advanced technology colored granules that reflect the sun's rays. They are available in a variety of colors to complement any home exterior.

"Homeowners can see as much as a 20% decrease in the roof temperature with Solaris shingles. What's unique about Solaris shingles is that they come in all the usual roofing colors. Usually, when we think reflective, we think white, but that's not the case at all with the Solaris line," noted Sprague.

Solaris shingles have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council and meet Energy Star standards for solar reflectance and thermal emissivity, which helps reduce heat transfer from the roof to the air outside. In Newton, roofing with such shingles can help keep the home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

G.F. Sprague & Co. offers total roofing solutions to their customers to help them improve the energy efficiency of their homes. Starting with high-quality, long-lasting products, the roofer also makes sure the homes they work on are properly ventilated to extend the life of the shingles and help reduce heating and cooling costs. For more information about G.F. Sprague visit them online at www.gfsprague.com.

About G.F. Sprague & Co.:
G.F. Sprague provides full home improvement, roofing, gutter, chimney, and replacement window services throughout Massachusetts. The company works with individual homeowners, condo associations and a wide range of institutions to ensure their roofing, chimney and gutters are working optimally on their own and in relation to one another. G.F. Sprague employs specially trained craftsmen who work with specific roofing materials including slate, copper, shingle, wood or rubber. They have experience with all types of roofing installation and repairs and do their best to guide their customers through all of the options to find the one that best meets the customer's needs.

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