A cool roofing system for commercial buildings is advantageous for many reasons. Investing in a cool roofing system will not only keep the temperature down on hot days but can also promote energy efficiency and help save money on monthly energy costs. Low sloped roofs are extremely flat roofs with a slight incline for drainage and are great candidates for a cool roof. But what options are available for commercial buildings?
Single-ply roofing systems are one large prefabricated sheet that is applied to a commercial building. EPDM, Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer and thermoplastic material such as TPO or PVC are some of the fastest-growing commercial roofing systems. These types of systems become seamless as heat is applied to the material. They are normally white in color and made to reflect UV rays, which is what keeps them cool and lowers temperatures inside as well.
This popular roofing material has a 70% solar reflectance that decreases temperatures, allowing buildings to remain cooler and increasing energy savings each month. This type of roofing material is also cost-efficient and durable, lightweight, weather-resistant, and recyclable at the end of its lifespan.
Modified Bitumen and BUR Systems
These systems are similar to one another in that the roof is made up of several layers of material. When put together, these roofing systems keep solar heat out. BUR, or Built Up Roofing systems have a base sheet, fabric layers, and a protective surface layer. The top coating can be embedded with aluminum or coal tar to reflect the sun or include reflective minerals for a cool roof.
If you are looking to keep your building cool and increase money in your pocket by decreasing energy usage, Certified Commercial Roofing can help you install a cool roof that will do just that.