Is your business looking for a simple solution to lower monthly utility bills? Choosing a white rubber roofing solution can provide a simple, cost-effective solution with little to no downtime for your business. It doesn’t matter where you live. Your business can save money and reduce energy use by switching to a white roof. At the same time, a new white roof costs about the same as a conventional roof.
Benefits of a White Roofing System
No matter the material, a white roof can reduce energy use by up to 20 percent in hot, sunny weather. A black tar roof can reach a surface temperature of up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit on a 90-degree day. Roofs that utilize white EPDM rubber roofing or an acrylic white reflective roof coating have a reflectivity of up to 90 percent while emitting almost 100 percent of the thermal energy they absorb. That means your business can substantially lower energy demands when your HVAC system would otherwise be at peak loads.
Beneficial in Any Climate
If you live in a colder climate, it may seem that a white roof does more harm than good. However, research has shown the opposite to be true. The overall benefits of a white roof outweigh the benefits of a dark roof during winter. Because the days are shorter, skies are cloudier, the angle of the sun is lower, and roofs are frequently covered in snow during the winter anyway, a white roof still saves you money even in colder climates.
Beyond saving you money on utility bills during warmer months, white roofs generally require less maintenance and care. Traditional black roofs frequently crack and warp due to the extreme heat of the summer sun. White roof, on the other hand, lasts much longer because they experience less heat stress in the summer. Because of solar reflectance, a white roof can last twice as long as a conventional black roof.
Have a Global Impact
If your business is interested in more than just cost savings, a white roofing membrane can have a global impact on building a more sustainable future. In urban areas, white roofs help lower smog levels along with local temperatures. Currently, Americans spend around $40 billion a year on air conditioning, which works out to be about one-sixth of all electricity generated. Replacing nonreflective, dark roofs with white ones could result in an equivalent CO2 offset of about ten metric tons. By switching to a white roof, you can protect your bottom line while protecting the planet at the same time.
Making the Transition
If your business is ready to transition from a conventional roof to a white roof solution, Rainville Carlson has the depth of experience to make that change as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Your business will experience minimal downtime or disruption to normal operations. That way, you can start saving money as soon as possible with a solution designed to work for your building.