With the rising costs of energy, many people are becoming more interested in what Eco-friendly green roofing can do to reduce their home or business energy costs. Perdomo Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC is experienced in all aspects of green roofing and would be happy to help you make your home greener and more energy efficient.
Insulation is a very important aspect of any green roofing system. A well insulated attic acts as a thermal barrier between outside and inside temperatures. This means that your inside temperature will not change as dramatically as the outside can. Perdomo Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC can help you determine your insulation needs and save you a lot of money over the years in heating and cooling bills.
Energy Star Roofing
Many metal roofs are Energy Star Certified. This means they are guaranteed to provide a great savings to you over the years. In addition you can enjoy a warranty for as long as 45 years with virtually no maintenance. For those that prefer the look of shingles, there are many options as well. Manufacturers have responded to the large demand for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly roofing materials. Many have increased the variety of Eco-friendly roofing and other building supplies that they carry. Some shingles can reduce the temperature of your roof by at least 20% during hot periods.
Besides the fact that you are helping the environment and reducing your heating and cooling costs, there is the added benefit of tax breaks for those individuals or businesses that invest in more efficient roofing, insulation, solar panels, and more. This savings can be very significant and help offset the cost of making your home or business more environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
An existing roof can become more energy efficient by use of an elastomeric coating. This helps seal the roof and offer further protection against the elements. Elastomeric coatings also have excellent UV reflection ratings so they help keep your house cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.Even metal roofs can benefit from elastomeric coatings when they begin to show signs of wear and tear. They go on quickly and easily.
Roof systems can be designed with solar panel applications in mind. Your roof has a large surface area and can be the perfect place to generate solar energy for your own use or to sell back to your local power company. Perdomo Roofing & Sheetmetal, LLC can help you determine what roof is best for your solar application.
Flat Roof Green Options
Flat roof’s can be designed to bear weight well enough to support an urban garden on top of your business or home. This is something that is seen increasingly in urban areas. In the deep South we have such mild weather, that you could enjoy a roof top garden most of the year.
Even a plain flat roof can be coated with a light finish to provide superior resistance to UV rays. This helps protect you from more severe temperature fluctuation.