As of 2020, commercial properties in the US spent $648 on average per month on energy bills. Depending on the scope of your organization, it might be a little more or less. But what if there were ways to reduce that number?
Nope, we aren’t talking about switching off those grandiose light fixtures or turning the heat down a couple of notches (though those are both excellent tips).
We are talking about your roof – one of your property’s most essential players when it comes to energy efficiency. The sun, wind, rain, and snow constantly bombard your roof. Therefore, installing energy-efficient roofs would save you a lot of money in the long run.
Let’s look at a few tips on how to make your roof more energy-efficient:
Paint it a Lighter Tone:
Believe it or not, the hue of your roof can affect its energy efficiency. If you have a dark-colored roof, it will absorb more heat than a lighter-colored one. Darker shades like black can cause your building to heat up more during the summer. Painting your roof a lighter color (think whites and pastels) can help reflect the sun’s heat away from your property. This will keep your property cooler and lower your air-conditioning costs.
Up Your Insulation Games:
Have you paid attention to your attic lately? Do you think it’s adequately insulated? If not, you could be losing a lot of heat (and money) through your roof. Adding more insulation is an easy way to make your roof more energy-efficient. A few more insulation layers will make your home significantly warmer in the winter and considerably cooler in the summer.
Seal the Cracks:
A regular roof inspection for cracks can diminish your energy efficiency issues. If there are any cracks, regardless of how small, seal them up immediately. A suitable sealant will protect your property from moisture damage and keep the heat (or cool air) inside your building where it belongs. Additionally, JB Commercial Roofing LLC’s SPF roofing system is an excellent way to make your roof airtight and energy-efficient.
Install a Heat Recovery Ventilator:
Although it’s advised to seal any cracks in your attic, you also want to ensure proper ventilation. A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) helps by exchanging the warm air in your attic for the cooler air from outside. It will help to regulate the temperature in your building. Insulation is also essential for ensuring that your property’s structure lasts long. The new layer will function as a barrier, limiting heat transfer between your temperature-controlled home and the toasty attic.
Apply Acrylic Roof Coatings:
Acrylic elastomeric roof coatings are a liquid-applied, monolithic, fully adhered elastomeric membrane formed in place on the roof. These films are applied up to 10 times thicker than house paint. They’re also white, which means they can reflect up to 80% of the sun’s rays. It helps to keep your building cooler in summer and cuts your reliance on air conditioning, which is excellent news for your energy bills.
JB Commercial Roofing LLC is a commercial roofing contractor in Salem. We specialize in acrylic roof coating systems and SPF roofing systems.
We offer a wide range of commercial roofing services to meet the demands of our customers.