No matter what your industry, no one wants to work or shop in a hot building. DUring the summer months, it’s hard to keep a building cool, especially if your roof is outdated. Fortunately, there are some great and affordable roofing technologies that you can add to your roof that will keep your building cool. To help you cool down your building, here is everything you need to know about cool roofing systems.
What Is A Cool Roof?
Cool roofs are a type of roof designed to have high levels of light reflectance. They help keep the building cool by reflecting the sun’s rays that generate heat. They also are designed with materials that have a low emittance rate. This helps prevent the material from absorbing and holding the heat. Cool roofs are often light-colored and are made with a variety of materials that have a low ERC rating. Cool roofs are especially functional in urban settings, where the mix of concrete, metal, and vehicle emissions create heat islands. Cool roofs help mitigate these excess heat and reduce the warmth in the entire building.
How Does A Cool Roof Save Money?
Cool roofs save money in a number of ways. First, cool roofing materials are extremely cost-effective and can be implemented with a lower budget than other roofing options. Secondly, they help save big money on utility charges. Cool roofs help keep the entire building cool, which means you spend less on your HVAC system. Further, if your business uses any kind of coolant or refrigeration system, whether you are a large manufacturing plant or a small local restaurant, you will save money on the costs to run these systems. Over time, these cost savings add enough and can even pay for the cool roof system.
The Additional Benefits Of A Cool Roof
Beyond just keeping your building cool and reducing your utility costs, there are some additional benefits to having a cool roof including:
- You may receive a tax credit through the Energy Star rating program.
- You’ll reduce your environmental impact and fossil fuel consumption
- You can help reduce the impact of the urban heat island
- Your employees will stay cool and be more productive
- Your patrons will be comfortable and more likely to do business with you
Finally, cool roofing material extends the life of your roof. The sun’s rays and heat are damaging over time. By keeping your roof cool, you’ll reduce this damage, and as a result, extend the life of your roof. Cool roofs also require less maintenance, so you’ll save even more money.
At Gulf Tex Roofing and Services, we offer a variety of cool roof options. We will work with you to ensure that your cool roof not only functions, but is aesthetically pleasing and meets your budgetary needs. Give us a call for a consultation. We’ll discuss your options, how they can help you save, and all the other benefits of switching to a cool roof.