Learn which environmentally friendly commercial roofing systems lead to lower roof temperatures, which helps you save money.
Summertime is rapidly approaching, and with the rising temperatures come rising utility costs in efforts to keep buildings cool. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Energy-efficient commercial roofing systems help companies save money and shrink their carbon footprint. Other types of roofing systems absorb sunlight, which wreaks havoc to the surface and makes the building hotter. However, thermal roofs that score high on energy efficiency resist the sun’s harmful rays.
For businesses striving for energy efficiency, professional roofing contractors recommend either metal roofing or flat roofing systems made from synthetic materials.
Flat roofing systems are easy to install and cost-effective, energy-efficient options. The two most popular synthetic roofing structures are ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) and thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO).
EPDM roofing offers low costs for both installation and upkeep. This flat roofing system is a rubberized material that is compatible with most building types. TPO lasts more than 20 years since it doesn’t suffer from thermal shock or the rapid expansion of the roof due to extreme heat in the summertime. Instead, TPO roofing systems reflect UV rays, keeping the building cool and reducing energy costs.
TPO is a reliable roofing material. Whether buyers need a replacement or a new installation, TPO combines cost-effective durability with energy reduction. TPO roofs are offered in light colors that reflect sunlight while keeping your roof’s surface cool. TPO roofing systems are also made entirely from recyclable materials, which have a lower impact on the environment than other roofing options.
Metal is popular within the roofing industry thanks to its durability and long lifespan—it can last up to 50 years when properly installed. Metal roofs also have excellent resistance to wind and wet weather, keeping the building warmer in the winter without needing to raise the temperature too high.
Conversely, in the summertime, A metal roofing system keeps the building cooler. Its surface reflects sun rays back into the environment. For an even more reflective roof, metal also comes in white to keep it from absorbing the harmful effects of excessive sunlight. For buildings that need to update their existing roof and not replace it, metal roofing is also perfect for retrofitting. The process is quick and convenient, plus it reduces the amount of landfill waste, making it a greener choice.
Any roofing project, whether it’s a new installation, replacement, or retrofit, is a valuable purchase that requires much thought and consideration. It’s important for business owners to weigh each factor and consider long-term effects before making a final decision. With energy-efficient roofs, buyers benefit from a great return on investment, thanks to:
Other roof systems absorb heat, which leads to higher indoor temperatures during the summer. The less heat that enters the building, the less you’ll have to spend on cooling costs, which saves you money.
Energy-efficient roofs add thousands of dollars to the value of your building. Instantly increase your resale value when you update your roofing system to an energy-efficient structure.
Excessive heat absorption not only makes the building hotter, but it leads to rapid degradation and roof expansion. With energy-efficient roofs, little to no maintenance is needed, and when your roof does need repair, it’s long after the initial installation.
When regular roofs absorb sunlight, heat gets trapped inside the building, which makes it hot and uncomfortable. With energy-efficient roofs, you and employees don’t have to suffer from unbearable heat especially on floors higher up.
Seal Roofing prides itself on its continued success since 1986. Our team demonstrates extensive knowledge and friendly customer care. Each project we complete is a stress-free process that leaves customers impressed with the end results and confident in its long-term value. For your next building project, call Seal Roofing to deliver on reliability, expertise, and professionalism.
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