When selecting roofing materials to install on low-slope
buildings, you have many options, including commonly used asphalt.
However, one roofing material stands apart from others in terms of
its environmental benefits: vinyl.
A black asphalt roof's surface temperature can rise as much as
90 degrees Fahrenheit above ambient temperature in the mid-day sun,
raising a building's internal temperature and requiring significant
amounts of energy to keep it cool.
In comparison, a white reflective vinyl roof's surface
temperature generally increases by only 10 to 25 degrees above
ambient temperature in the midday sun, substantially reducing a
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