Whether you choose built-up, single-ply or metal roofing for your commercial property, your choice of color is important. Elite Roofing Solutions shares an in-depth look at how roofing color affects your commercial property.
Many property owners choose their roof color based on their brand. For example, if their branding requires a royal blue exterior, it follows that the roof should be the same color. Sloped commercial roofing, in particular, is visible from the ground and allows the addition of company colors, logos and other branding elements.
Flat commercial roofing, on the other hand, is unlike sloped styles like asphalt roofing in that it isn’t visible from the ground. Elements like company colors would not be as important; you can instead focus on the benefits of light-colored roofs. Whereas dark-colored roofs are favored in areas with colder climates, white or light-colored roofs are ideal for warmer climates.
Infrared radiation from the sun is a form of light, so it can be reflected. The term “cool roof” applies to roofing that has reflective properties, such as white or light-colored roofs. Depending on the material used, it may also be able to radiate already-absorbed heat. Ultimately, what a cool roof does is it reduces the heat absorbed through the roof. With less heat absorbed into the property, the building cooling systems won’t require as much output to compensate, which means lower energy consumption and lower monthly utility bills.
Materials like metal and single-ply roofing, such as TPO or PVC, are best for this application. Both categories require a single layer of material on roofing substrate, making most types of flat roofing adaptable to this material. Installation is also relatively fast, making it ideal for property owners who need to see a dramatic change in their monthly energy consumption. Traditional materials like built-up roofing can be adapted for cool roofs, but may require more work than a full replacement.
To learn more about cool roofs or if you need help with roof repair, maintenance, and installation, call Elite Roofing Solutions today at (855) 588-6610. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection. We serve Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas. Ask us about our flexible payment options for new roof installations.