Energy efficient roofing has been around for a while, but it hasn’t always been affordable. In the past, there was a great deal of resistance against the use of energy efficient and eco-friendly materials because of the high costs involved and lack of involvement in most of the industry sectors. Fast forward a few decades, and awareness on global climate change has led to a complete change in the understanding and and policies revolving around products such as energy-efficient commercial roofing.
Colorado Springs commercial roofing contractors with integrity agree that the very best way to ensure your commercial roof is energy-efficient and friendly to the environment is to scrap your old roof and install a brand new one. However, there are ways to do it without having to get a full roof replacement:
- One of the best ways to make your roof and building more energy-efficient is to opt for improved roof insulation. Choosing the correct type and thickness for your roofing insulation can not only prevent your building from losing precious heat in winter, but also protect your roof from internal issues such as condensation, high temperature differences, heightened humidity and poor ventilation.
- Frequent inspections and preventive repairs will also boost your roof’s performance and energy efficiency levels over time.
- There are advanced coatings that can protect your roof better from the cold during the winter, and from harmful UV rays that heat up your building in the summer. As a result, your building will have less of a need for you to run your HVAC overtime.