In 2018, the International Energy Agency released a report detailing the increased use of air conditioning systems around the world, including here in the United States. In fact, demand for air conditioning will triple by the year 2050 and currently accounts for over 20% of building electricity costs as well as ten percent of the world’s total energy costs.
Cool Roof Systems Reduce the Need for Air Conditioning
An overall drop in energy consumption will save your company money and address the local, regional, national, and global energy crisis.
How can a cool roof from Technique Roofing help?
Technique Roofing Systems: Your Solution for Expensive Energy Bills
In urban, suburban and other non-rural environments, a phenomenon known as “heat islands” can raise temperatures as much as ten degrees Fahrenheit above those in nearby rural settings.
Surfaces such as asphalt, whether incorporated into pavement or asphalt roofs, exacerbate the sun’s heat by absorbing it, raising temperatures in your building as well as in the ambient air surrounding it. The resulting increases in air conditioning demand raises your air conditioning unit output, and in turn, your energy bill.
Technique can reduce demand on your cooling system by reflecting the sun’s rays instead of absorbing them.
Our patented single-ply membrane resists heat absorption within your building and directs the heat of the sun upwards and away from your neighborhood. This can decrease the ambient temperature in your building by 15 to 20 degrees.
EPA and IEA/International Energy Code standards dictate the reflection rate of these “cool roofs”, and must have an initial reflection standard of .65 or .70 in new roofs. You can rest assured your Technique roof meets all cool roof standards.
Other Benefits of Cool Roofing
In addition to saving you money on air conditioning, your Technique cool roof will have increased longevity, compared to other commercial roofing materials. In fact, if you participate in a regular maintenance program to continue to ensure the utmost performance from your roof, you may be able to avoid replacing your roof for as many as 30 years.
In Ohio, concerns about reflective roofing in the winter are real. We promise minimal heat escape and efficient winter heating bills, as well as reduced summer air conditioning bills. Finally, depending on your jurisdiction, sustainable roofing can be a smart tax choice – check with your local tax code to see if tax breaks exist for cool roofs in your area.
Other Cool & Green Roofing Systems
We also work with in conjunction with other popular green roofing systems.
- Vegetative Roofs. As much as 36% of the heat gained by heat islands in urban settings attributes to lack of vegetation. Vegetative roofs incorporate vegetation into existing green roofing designs and range in coverage and depth levels. Most commonly, partial vegetative roofs utilize four-inch depths, and may extend vegetation into other roof features such as gardens and tree plantings. Depths may reach as much as eight inches, and incorporate irrigation for low-maintenance, sustainable energy savings.
- Solar Roofing. Duro-Last roofing systems are a highly effective, long-term watertight base material for added rack-type solar roofing. In fact, our commercial roofs are “solar-ready”, and include ready-made rack flashings and other prefabricated accessories for solar conversions.
Our roofs are industry-certified sustainable roofs that are good for your company’s pocketbook and for the environment. Our cool and green roofing systems reduce your air conditioner’s workload as well as the ambient air temperature in your neighborhood.
Increased longevity, recyclability, and potential tax benefits offer additional cost savings, and provide industry-best capabilities for other green solutions.
If you’re ready to review your roof’s energy burden and see how Technique Roofing Systems can reduce your energy costs and help the environment, contact us today.
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