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4 Sustainable Roofing Options for Commercial Buildings
Sustainable roofing is roofing that is energy efficient and produces clean energy. This doesn’t limit roofing to huts that partially biodegrade over time but includes all roofing materials produced from sustainable practices. These roofs come from reclaimed or recycled material that cause less stress to the environment.
Here are four sustainable roofing options for commercial buildings.
1. Solar Panels
Most solar panels are designed to operate for 20 to 25 years. A professional solar panel installation team can help your building accomplish full solar installation readiness, maximizing your roof’s lifetime and your investment.
2. Cool Roof Coatings
Cool roof coatings are designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat by providing green space. As per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), nearly 80% of energy conservation in a single-story building can be obtained through its roof. Coatings are a great alternative to roof replacements, if possible.
3. Metal Roofing
Metal roofing is one of the most affordable forms of sustainable roofing out there. Many building owners choose metal roofing because it is long-lasting, durable, and unlike wood shingles, metal roofing doesn’t require much maintenance. Most metal roofs will last up to 50 years, which lowers the overall cost and upkeep associated with your roof.
4. Living Green Roof
A living roof is exactly what it sounds like. These are roofs covered in living materials like grass and vegetation. Commercial buildings choose this type of roof to lower heating costs and to have a more lightweight roof option. However, if you select this option, you’ll need to mow and water your roof regularly. As a result, you’ll need to make sure that the area you live in can keep a living roof alive.
PB Roofing Understands Sustainable Roofing
No matter your building type, PB Roofing is committed to installing the best roofing system in the most efficient manner. We care about the environment and are willing to use sustainable materials for your roof. To learn more about our sustainable options and roof installation, contact us online.