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The value of vinyl

Installing vinyl roofing products can benefit the environment

by Patrick Moore, Ph.D.
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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.

Energy savings

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 building's...



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