Roofing Materials That Prevent Energy Waste

Roofing Materials That Prevent Energy WasteBusinesses that are seeking ways to slash their energy costs would be smart to take a good look at the top of their buildings.

Several reports performed by major companies and government agencies have cited issues related to the roof—specifically including roofing surfaces that are inadequate, outdated or in need of repair—as being a prime culprit responsible for considerable wasted energy. Most of these reports estimated that the roof is to blame for at least 20 percent of heat loss and wasted energy.

That translates to quite a bit of money in the form of higher utility bills. Since no property owner can afford to pay more on utility bills than absolutely necessary, most companies would be very interested in finding ways to reduce or eliminate this energy loss and cut their utility bills.

Fortunately, there are some relatively quick and very effective ways to improve the roof of a commercial building that will achieve the goal of reducing energy loss. One of the most effective options is to reinforce the roof with spray foam roofing materials. This single step has been shown to make a dramatic improvement in the energy efficiency of a building. The spray foam creates a solid membrane and strong surface that prevents air and moisture from traveling in and out of the structure. This results in less energy waste.

Companies and the contractors that serve them can find a wide range of commercial roofing materials and spray foam equipment at Intech Equipment & Supply.