New technologies are impacting the way buildings are now constructed and roofs are no exception to it. The use of reflective roofs, which can protect the building from the sun’s rays, is steadily rising. An increasing number of building owners are opting to install reflective commercial or industrial roofs, because of the many benefits it presents.
A Reflective Roofing Can Save Money
Some might think that properties in the Canada don’t require reflective roofing, because they don’t get as warm as buildings in South do. In reality, during the summer months, the sun actually beats down on a Northern building longer than it does on a Southern one. A roof that absorbs the sun’s heat can become as hot as 190 degrees Fahrenheit and cause the building’s interior to heat up quickly. In turn, the HVAC unit runs more often. Because electricity for commercial buildings is billed based on its price during peak demand times, a company that runs air conditioning often in the summer time can expect to pay higher prices during the winter as well.
Reflective Roofing Keeps People More Comfortable
A reflective commercial roof ensures your employees and customers are more comfortable than they would be without one. This is especially important if you have a building with a lot of machinery running inside which increase the interior temperature. When considering reflective roofing, you should also think about the type of business you have. If you run a restaurant, the kitchen is already likely to get very warm. When coupled with a traditional, heat-absorbing roof, the work environment could become unbearable.
Your Roof Could Last Longer
By installing a reflective roof, you could actually extend its lifespan. As a traditional roof absorbs the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, it causes faster fading and overall degradation, leading you to pay for expensive repairs more often. Deflecting the UV rays can protect the roof for a longer period of time.
Reflective Roofing Can Be an Accessible Area
Have you been thinking of creating a rooftop bar or restaurant area? If so, you should consider reflective roofing. With traditional roofing causing the temperature to soar into the triple digits, it isn’t feasible or safe for patrons to relax on the rooftop during warm, sunny days. Installing a reflective commercial roof ensures your customers are comfortable and safe while they dine or relax on your rooftop.
Reflective roofing for commercial or industrial buildings is practical, environmentally friendly and can even be more aesthetically pleasing than traditional roofing materials. Always work with an experienced professional when installing a reflective commercial roof to ensure your property’s structural integrity and safety.