Replacing an old commercial roof with a new one is a process that requires, first of all, the implementation of a project. In this sense, a team of Dallas commercial roofing specialists will ensure this approach, which involves going through a few steps: product delivery, the actual installation of the roof and maintenance. This last step involves maintenance and repair services of the roof, for a fee, once the warranty comes to an end, and it is optional.
The reasons to install a new commercial roof are primarily related to the benefits that a new roof brings: better protection for your business activity, peace of mind and warranties. But in addition to these obvious advantages, there is another significant one: you have the chance to upgrade your roof, choosing another type, in tune with current trends and the responsibility – hopefully increasing! – towards the environment.
Upgrade and go green!
Green roofs are nowadays considered an attractive and sustainable solution for commercial buildings. According to the Annual Green Industry Study, green roofing has grown steadily in North America in recent years, and commercial building owners and property managers have learned that there are many benefits to choosing such a roof over a conventional system.
Also known as the “eco roof”, the green roof is, in fact, a layered roof system, which is capable of growing plants (which do not require care) on its flat or slightly sloped waterproof substrate.
Compared to traditional systems, green roofs have a longer lifespan, reduce energy costs due to natural insulation, they improve air quality and absorb rainwater. These advantages make the need for complex drainage systems unnecessary and help to manage the “greenhouse effect” (the metropolitan area is warmer than the surrounding areas, an effect caused by asphalt and man-made artificial structures, which are heat up quickly and cool at the same alert rate).
Benefits for you
No matter how green we are, there will always be a part of our brain that will ask, “Ok, but how do I benefit from this?” Well, you can be sure that your wallet will have many long-term benefits, translating into savings for your business.
- Green roofs form a layer of natural insulation for the buildings they protect. This means that you will need less artificial insulation but also less energy used for your business’ heating and cooling needs. In fact, studies have shown that a green roof can reduce cooling costs by 25% during the summer months. These savings are massive when they start to build up.
- The second benefit is sound insulation. If your commercial building is located in the center of a crowded city, with a lot of traffic of all kinds, you will quickly notice the benefit provided by your new green roof.
- The third benefit is the aesthetic one. Green roofs are unique and very beautiful, and can be transformed into areas of relaxation for employees and / or customers. In addition, they are green oasis in the urban landscape.
- Finally, with a green roof you will have much less worries about water leaks, as it offers very effective protection.