6 Ways to Make Commercial Roofing More Energy Efficient
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6 Ways to Make Commercial Roofing More Energy Efficient

If you’re like many business owners, you’re looking for ways to save money, and high energy bills are never something you want to see. When it comes to your business, you want to keep costs down as much as possible.

When you're sitting face to face with your increasingly large energy bills every month, it almost seems impossible to shrink it. Luckily, there are some things you can do to your commercial building to keep bills down while also helping the environment.

Here are six ways to make your commercial roofing more energy efficient!

1. Install Skylights

Skylights are the jack of all trades when it comes to windows. They will give your business maximum natural light throughout the day, cutting down on your lighting costs.

Additionally, skylights give you optimal ventilation on the cool days after a heatwave, slashing the cost of your commercial A/C energy output.

Furthermore, the natural sunlight throughout the day will give your business natural and free warmth through the winter and cold months.

2. Install Energy-Efficient Roofing

If you’re looking to get your roof replaced, you may want to look into energy-efficient roofing materials. A common roofing style that works great for cutting the cost of your energy bills is metal roofing.

Metal roofing may cost a little more than asphalt shingles to install, but the cost will be worth it for your business in the long run! Metal roofing is a great insulator, especially for large and open spaces. Metal roofing also reflects the sun away from your building which takes a load off your HVAC system.

Additionally, if you don’t choose metal roofing, consider choosing a roofing material that is light in color so it can reflect away as much sunlight as possible!

3. Install Soffit

Soffit is an overhang you can install on your business’s roof, and it is a great source of ventilation. When the sun beats down on your building during the day, heat can build up in the highest places, like the attic. Soffits help filter out this high collection of heat keeping the temperature down on even the hottest days.

Soffits also give your building a more finished appearance. Consider matching the style of the soffits with your existing siding style!

4. Install Roof Underlayments

Roof underlayment is a great way to protect your business from moisture damage. The water-resistant material is projected against any can of moisture mother nature can throw at you.

In addition to moisture damage protection, roof underlayments can also help protect your roof from severe weather!

5. Install Upgraded Insulation

Poor insulation in the roofing system and attic of a building can lead to big problems. For one thing, a poorly insulated commercial roof can create property damage as it contributes to issues like ice dams.

For another thing, lack of good insulation can increase energy costs by impacting the temperatures inside. So, an insulation upgrade might be in order, especially if the building is older.

6. Repair Roofing Damage

If your commercial roof is damaged from age or from a storm, this could impact its energy efficiency. Holes or missing elements can create drafts and let in the outside air, so it’s also critical to reach out to a roofing contractor for repairs as quickly as possible.

Roofing damage can also lead to serious issues that are expensive to fix, so it’s best to act before the problem worsens.

Choose Apple Exteriors for Your Commercial Roofing Project

If your commercial building requires any exterior services such as roofing, siding, windows, and gutters, call on Apple Exteriors! Our team of certified professionals will have your exterior looking great while cutting down on energy costs!

Schedule your free inspection online or give us a call at 651-36-APPLE (651-362-7753) today!

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