As a business owner, you know that every dollar counts when it comes to running your business. It’s part of your job to find opportunities where costs can be cut. One of the easiest ways to keep costs down is to be energy efficient. Fortunately, there are many courses of action you can follow to limit your energy usage, including installing an energy-efficient roof.
When it comes to energy-efficient roof design, you have your choice in solutions. For example, cool roofs help you save money by reducing your need to use your energy hungry air conditioner. Another solution is able to take advantage of solar power. Which option you choose should depend on what you think is best for your business.
During the summer, your roof is bathed in sunlight, making it one of the hottest places in the surrounding environment. Even with good insulation, the heat absorbed from the sunlight can still seep into the building and make your office uncomfortably hot. To keep the ambient temperature in your workspace comfortable, without having to turn your air conditioner on, you need what’s called a cool roof.
A cool roof is an energy-efficient roofing system that’s designed to reflect sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof. Turning a roof into a cool roof is a fairly easy process, actually. All it takes is using lighter-colored roofing materials, highly reflective paint, a sheet covering, or highly reflective tiles/shingles. These roofs are able to stay 50 degrees cooler than normal roofs.
Commercial Solar Energy Solutions
Solar power is free—all you need is the right equipment to harness it. While some people have been hesitant to install solar panels on their building for aesthetic reasons, times are changing. Solar panels have come a long way since their invention and they are now more compact and stylish than ever before.
Now available in shingle form, solar panel shingles provide all of the benefits of roofing materials like asphalt or slate. In addition, they are able to store energy from the sun in the same way as normal solar panels. This means you could be using solar energy to power your office instead of solely relying on electricity from the grid.
What You Can Do in Addition to Installing an Energy-Efficient Roof
Having an energy-efficient roof can make a world of difference in your quest to lower your energy bill. However, it’s not the only thing you can do. Roofs can do a lot, but insulation can provide some much needed support in the fight against heat.
Superior Roofing Services
For more than 30 years, C.I. Services has been California’s leading roofing company. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent roofing services with exceptional results. From waterproofing to maintenance, we do it all.
If you’re interested in energy efficient roofing solutions, reach out to us today!