When looking for a roofing material, most owners tend to favor those products that are durable, affordable, and above all, environmentally friendly. From homeowners to commercial property owners alike, everyone is interested in reducing their property’s impact on the environment. In addition to basic changes, such as installing energy efficient appliances and low-flow water fixtures, it is also possible to reduce a building’s environmental impact by making changes to the roof.
If lowering the energy bill and utility costs, as well as reducing your commercial property’s footprint is important to you than here is some easy-to-implement roofing related options that are environmentally friendly.
Insulation & Ventilation
Proper insulation and ventilation of a roof system can benefit the environment and lower heating and cooling costs. The reduction in power and fossil fuels used in heating and cooling help make a more environmentally efficient residential or commercial building.
Solar reflective tubes are a great way to bring natural daylight into almost any area of a home or building. Daylighting provides natural daylight during daytime hours, which will benefit the environment by reducing electricity.
Proper roof maintenance, including keeping the gutters, downspouts and roof area free of debris will help extend the life of a roof. At the first sign of a problem, call on the experienced roofing contractors in Minneapolis, Palmer West Construction, Co., Inc. Fixing the problem early and delaying replacement will result in cost savings and less material waste.