Importance of Efficient Industrial Roofing Systems


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When most people call for commercial roofing services, they want help with urgent, emergency tasks. Perhaps storm debris punctured your building’s roof; or maybe a fire or leak caused serious damage that you need to control ASAP. Before your lessors or government agencies complain, you need to make a smart plan based on best practices.

With that said, are you aware of the profound relationship between roofing and energy use?

Annually, companies in the U.S. spend $40 billion on air-conditioning, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In addition to keeping out birds and looking nice, your roofing system has a profound impact on your energy usage. As the National Roofing Contractor Association (NRCA) noted in a recent white paper: “One of the most important attributes of a well-designed constructed roof system is its ability to conserve energy.”

Engineers have developed many cool technologies to make roofs more energy-efficient. For instance, you may have heard of a concept called “cool roofs.” These roofs reflect the sun’s light better than traditional roofs do, thereby reducing the need for cooling systems, like air-conditioning. Some studies say that reflective roofs can reduce the need for A/C by 15+% during peak usage times. The surfaces and coatings you use on your roof can have a dramatic effect on factors such as reflectivity and emissivity.

Creating a cool, energy-efficient roof is not a one-time task: it’s an ongoing project. Over time, your roof will need maintenance; you need to establish a great process to keep the roof energy-efficient.

Connect With An East Bay Roofing Contractor Today

Fortunately, you don’t have to create this process on your own. And even if you’re picking up the pieces from an emergency, you can still start on the road to energy efficiency. Connect with the roofing contractors here at Ben’s Roofing today for a free estimate by calling (510) 690-8570 or filling out our online contact form.