Monday, May 23, 2016

Energy Efficient Roofs

As the weather continues to get warmer, you are likely performing all of the necessary maintenance to make sure that the air conditioning in your commercial building is in proper working order to run smoothly throughout the summer. Unless you spend a great deal of time on your roof, you may not know that the roof of your building can get extremely hot during the warmer months, which causes your air conditioning system to work harder to cool your building! Luckily, there is a solution! An energy efficient roofing system can not only keep your building cooler during the summer, but also cut energy costs significantly!

There are several different steps you can take to make your roof more energy efficient. We’d recommend the following:

Cool Roofs: You've probably heard on several occasions that you should avoid wearing dark colors on hot days, as these colors absorb sunlight and make you even hotter. Well, the same logic can be applied to your roof! A cool roof is one that is lighter in color and designed to reflect sunlight and heat. A traditional asphalt roof will absorb 85% to 95% of the energy from the sun, while a cool roof will absorb only 35% or less!

We'd love to help you develop an energy efficient roofing system that is right for you building! We’re a commercial roofing company doing business in New Jersey. Give us a call today at (267) 327-4680 or visit our website to learn more and request an estimate.