Making the switch to cool roofs is one of the best upgrades you can make on your commercial property. As a commercial roofing contractor that offers cool roofing options, let Allied Construction Services share with you a few things you should know about this roofing system:
What Is Cool Roofing?
Ever noticed how wearing light clothing under the sun helps keep you cool? This is because the heat from the sun is also a form of light and will bounce when it strikes a reflective surface. With less heat absorbed through your shirt, it helps make you more comfortable even when walking under direct sunlight.
Cool roofing works in a similar way. A white or light-colored outer coating reflects sunlight, which can dramatically reduce the heat absorbed through the roof. Combined with additional features like emitting already-absorbed heat and a properly-insulated substrate, only a small fraction of outside heat ever makes it to the indoor spaces.
The Benefits of Cool Roofing
Cool roofing is ideal for commercial properties located in warmer climates, which is needed in the Bay Area. Less heat absorbed through the roof means less indoor cooling requirements and, therefore, lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint from your commercial property. It also places less strain on your air conditioning equipment, which helps prolong its life span and reduce the likelihood of requiring repairs.
Cool roofing is also less prone to heat damage, which means you’d be more likely to call for commercial construction services for maintenance but less likely for repairs.
Cool Roofing Options
Most commercial roofing materials like TPO and EPDM are available in cool roofing options. These materials typically come in white and won’t require additional coatings to achieve the benefits that cool roofing offers. Alternatively, existing metal roofing can also have cool roofing features added by way of specialty paints or coatings. Bare metal has better reflectivity but is vulnerable to corrosion. Whatever cool roofing options your property needs, you can rely on Allied Construction Services to get it done.
To learn about cool roofs or our roofing construction services, call Allied Construction Services today at (925) 297-5788 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation. We serve Livermore, CA and nearby areas.