Interest in energy-efficient roof systems has never been higher.
Since 2005, double-digit increases in oil, natural gas and
electricity rates have spurred energy-related legislation that is
quickly gaining momentum. It seems the U.S. is finally getting
serious about energy efficiency.
On the low-slope side of the roofing industry, the use of
cooler, more reflective roof membranes is a trend that's growing
stronger each year. But reflective roof membranes are only part of
Currently, progressive roofing manufacturers are doing more than
just offering reflective roof membranes that save energy in warmer
climates. They also are researching and marketing new improved
products and installation techniques designed to make roofing
contractors' work quicker and easier. For example, labor-saving
self-adhering, reflective single-ply and modified bitumen roof
membranes can increase roofing contractors' profit margins and
offer significant cost savings for property owners.
Reflective TPO, PVC, EPDM and modified bitumen roof
membranes—and even ballasted roof systems—are a good
bet for most commercial buildings...
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