Top tips for an energy efficient commercial roof

Posted on by Protech Roofing Team

With current environmental issues plaguing property owners’ thoughts on a regular basis, it is vital that solutions can be put in place in commercial properties to ensure their energy efficiency wherever possible. The roof is just one aspect of any property – commercial builds included – which can make a huge difference to the energy efficiency of the building in general, and here we go through some tips that can help improve the energy efficiency of your roof:

Maintenance

It goes without saying that, as with any solution, the right roofing maintenance work carried out on a regular basis can prove invaluable in ensuring the energy efficiency of the roof. A roof that is damaged and which has poor insulation will be inefficient and fail to save energy effectively. Thorough, regular inspections of your roof are vital as they allow you to spot any damage early on, meaning you can rectify the issue before it spreads and causes further, greater problems. Not only this, but a well-maintained roof really does show when it comes to energy bills.

The right materials

Another easy way to ensure your roof is energy efficient is to look at the material(s) it is constructed from.

Metal roofing

Metal as a material is typically an extremely energy efficient choice for your roof. The most widely used metals are steel and aluminium, as they have a whole host of beneficial properties including the following:

  • extremely affordable
  • durable
  • high level of strength
  • fire resistant
  • weather resistant
  • reflective material, diverting heat away from the home when required

Tiles and slates

Thanks to their highly resistant properties against harsh weather, tiles and slates are very durable and long-lasting, as well as being resistant to other issues such as fire and rot. This solution is one that is a great choice for a variety of commercial roofs, although they can experience breakages or loose tiles, but these are issues that can be repaired quickly and easily by experts such as the team here at Protech Roofing.

Style of roof

Low-sloped roofs

This style of roofing is a popular choice for commercial buildings, as they are an extremely energy efficient choice. Their energy efficiency can be improved further still by the application of single ply membrane or cool coating.

Cool roofs

A term applying to a variety of roofing systems, cool roofs are designed to reflect sunlight and heat, allowing your commercial property to benefit from high levels of energy efficiency.

Green roofs

In the same ilk as cool roofs, green roofs provide the benefits of reducing heat transfer, keeping the buildings they are attached to cool. The existing roof is covered by greenery which, in effect, shades the roof and provides subsequent benefits.
Here at Protech Roofing, we are proud to provide a number of roofing types including EPDM flat roofing, pitched and even green roofing to our customers throughout Leeds and the surrounding areas. Our maintenance and repairs services are also extremely sought after, and are provided to all our customers at a great price. For more information on any of the roofing types we offer, or for any other enquiry about our services, get in touch with our friendly team of experts today. We’re always happy to help, whatever the enquiry.

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