The use of reflective roofing is a growing renovation trend among home and business owners. It’s an investment that will pay itself off in the long term. Not familiar with reflective roofing? We’ll explain everything there is to know and why it’s a beneficial form of commercial and residential roofing.
Reflective Roofing Saves You Money
Roofs absorb heat rays and can become as hot as 190 degrees Fahrenheit. In turn, this heats up the building interior, causing the HVAC system to run at a higher output. For commercial facilities, electricity use is billed according to peak time prices. This means if you run the AC more often in the summer, you can also expect a higher electric bill even in the winter.
We have heard some people say that reflective roofing isn’t really necessary in Seattle, since the Pacific North doesn’t get as hot as southern areas. While this is true, the length of sun exposure in the northern region during the summer is more significant than ambient temperature.
Reflective Roofing Last Longer
Ultra violet radiation causes free molecules in oxygen to mix with heated hydrocarbons in roofing panels and shingles. This causes molecular breakdown that leads to deterioration. The roof may also gradually lose its waterproofing properties.
Reflective Roofing Are Traffic-Friendly
Some businesses, such as bars and restaurants, may choose to create a rooftop section for patrons. The roof temperature can soar to triple digits and create temperatures almost hot enough to boil an egg. A reflective roof drastically lowers temperatures, creating a safer and more pleasant customer experience.
Reflective Roofing Is Right Up Our Alley
If you’re looking for a long-term investment that will save you money and increase comfort, give Urbizo Bros Roofing a call. Even though it’s winter, you can make the investment now, so that the roof is ready by summer. Our services include reflective roofing coatings for roof panels and shingles.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Roof Reflective Coating for Residential & Commercial Roofs
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