Saving Money With Energy Efficient Roofing
Heat can plow through insulation, penetrate roof structures and drive cooling costs — well — through the roof. Energy efficient roofing materials, however, can solve this dilemma.
Researchers rate the efficiency of rooftops using the familiar Energy Star system used to rate home appliances. The system is highly beneficial, as logic would seem to dictate that lighter roofs are more energy efficient while darker coverings are not. However, this isn’t always the case, and roofing energy efficiency ratings aren’t quite that simple. A roofing expert can help you navigate Energy Star ratings and choose the best solution for your needs.
Keep reading to learn more about energy efficient commercial roofing options:
Modified Bitumen Roof System
Bitumen roofing material lasts long in nearly any climate. It’s relatively maintenance-free and typically comes with a warranty spanning two decades or more. Some property owners have installed bitumen roofing that lasts well into three decades.
This material absorbs ultraviolet (UV) light and reduces heat penetration. Overall, bitumen roofing stays cooler compared to traditional roofing materials. Best of all, structures covered with bitumen roofing remain cooler, greatly reducing utility costs.
Built-Up Roofing Systems
Contractors commonly install BUR, or built-up roofing, on low slope roofs. BUR consists of alternating layers of reinforced fabric and bitumen asphalt finished off with a top layer of stone or gravel.
For more than a decade, builders have used built-up roofing to cover structures. Over time, however, material and installation methods have evolved.
Built-up roofs are waterproof and UVA resistant. Furthermore, the exterior stone or gravel layer makes them highly fire resistant.
Thermoplastic Roofing System
Thermoplastic roofing (TPO) resists extreme heat and cold as well as tears and punctures. It stands up remarkably to inclement weather as well as heavy foot traffic. Often, building owners install TPO as a membrane for rooftop gardens.
Many property owners are attracted to thermoplastic roofing because its characteristics limit environmental impact. White TPO roofing reflects heat, reducing internal structural temperatures and cooling costs. Moreover, it reduces the heat that is typically concentrated in urban areas due to nonreflective roofing.
For more than three decades, Rosie’s Roofing and Restoration has served property owners in the greater Atlanta Georgia area. We’re the most trusted roofing contractor in and around Atlanta.
You can count on us for an expert repair or a new energy efficient roof installation. We’re so confident in our work, that we’ll guarantee your installation for 10 years. In addition, we’ll extend your warranty free of charge with select manufacturers. Call us today to speak with one of our friendly experts and learn how to shave your utility bills year after year!