If you own an industrial building, you might want to consider having a quality roofing contractor apply a reflective coating on the roof of your building. Here are some of the benefits:
Safeguards Your Roof
The reflective coating that we use on commercial and industrial buildings has the ability to block harmful UV rays from penetrating your roof. Over time, roofs can become damaged from too much sun exposure. If you live in areas that experience times of intense heat like in Southern California, then harmful UV rays could be causing your commercial roof to degrade faster than it should.
A reflective coating system effectively absorbs the sun’s UV rays, adding a very valuable layer of protection to the surface of your roof. Without this protective coating, you roofing material may become brittle over time. This usually results to areas of your roof breaking down prematurely. Eventually, you might start to notice leaks in your roof because of it.
Lower Energy Bills
Applying a protective coating to a commercial roof is also known as a “cool roof system”, and for good reason. Because this special coating reflects the sun’s UV rays away from your building, there is less heat from the sun penetrating your roof. That means that your HVAC system does not have to work as hard to keep the inside of your commercial or industrial building cool. In fact, it’s estimated that a cool roof system can keep the temperature inside your building as much as 15-20 degrees cooler. That’s a significant difference! Over time, you could be enjoying much lower energy bills as your air conditioner does not have to run as often.
Your Roof Will Last Longer
Because a cool roof system helps protect your roof from sun and water damage, you won’t have to worry about repairs nearly as often as you would for an unprotected roof. This also means that your roof itself will last much longer as well. A new roof is a big investment, so you want to avoid having to go through that expense for as long as possible. If properly installed, a cool roof system can add years on the life of your commercial roof.
For businesses that want to lower their negative impact on the environment, you’ll be happy to know that a reflective coating can be considered as an eco-friendly addition to your industrial building. Not only will a cool roof system help you lower your energy use, but the coating itself is available in eco-friendly versions that are free of VOCs and other harmful elements.
If you would like to learn more about all the benefits of adding a cool roof system to your commercial or industrial building, contact our office and one of our friendly team members will be happy to answer any questions you have. At the Custom Roof Company, we’re proud to be one of the leading local contractors servicing businesses of all sizes. From roofing inspections to repairs and new roof installations, our team of skilled roofers can tackle your next roofing job, no matter how large or how small.