New roofing and roofing renovations are a costly part of facility maintenance. Roofing materials aren’t cheap, and neither is installation. However, there are several options that reduce your budget and your environmental footprint.
Options such as solar paneling and recycled roofing offer long- and short-term cost savings. They also help protect your community from the ever-growing problem of unsustainable building and manufacturing practice. Below are just a few examples of ways you can save money and protect the planet with your roofing:
Solar shingles. Solar shingles are the newest advancement in solar technology for commercial and residential properties. These shingles work just like traditional solar panels, but provide the look of conventional roofing. This not only enhances curb appeal, but smaller solar shingles are easier and more affordable to replace if they are damaged. While solar shingles are one of the more expensive options on the list, they are worth considering if you want to lower the cost of your power bill with solar energy.
Cool roofs. In warmer climates, it’s important to keep power costs down in the summertime. One of the ways you can do that is by investing in a reflective or “cool” roof. The reflective roofing will keep sunlight from emitting excess heat onto your building, therefore reducing your energy needs during the summer. We recommend this type of roofing to our clients in southern states to keep their power use down and their A/C units from over-running during the summer.
Recycled roofing. Roofing from recycled asphalt, rubber, wood, and other materials is not only cost-effective but also eco-friendly. Manufacturing of roofing materials, especially petroleum-based asphalt, puts many harmful pollutants into the air and takes away from precious resources in the ground. By recycling these materials, your facility can reduce its overall environmental impact and save money at the same time.
At MaintenX, we believe that environmental sustainability is critical to maintaining the health of our clients and communities. To learn more about eco-friendly roofing, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical solutions, contact us today.