The Benefits of Energy Efficient Roof for Your Business

If you run a business, the roof is an essential component of your operations. While it may not seem like a significant investment, it’s actually a worthwhile one. Energy-efficient roofs can save you thousands of dollars and reduce your carbon footprint. The energy efficiency of your roof also protects the environment and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some other benefits for businesses with Energy Efficient Roofs.

  1. Lower utility bills. Many businesses are surprised at how much they spend on energy-related expenses. A typical business in the United States spends around $8,000 per year on energy-related expenses such as energy, maintenance, and repair. Energy-efficient roofs can reduce these costs by 10 to 20 percent or more.
  1. Reduce your carbon footprint. Energy-efficient roofs reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help slow global warming. By replacing your roof with a more environmentally friendly option, you can take part in essential efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the planet heal from the effects of climate change.
  1. Protect your workers and equipment from weather damage caused by wind, rain, hail, and snow during bad weather or when the roof is being repaired or replaced due to damage from wind or hail storms or other weather events that may cause damage to your roofing materials (e.g., hailstorms).
  1. Help save wildlife habitat and reduce erosion on local hillsides and streams that supply clean water for nearby communities (in some cases).
  1. Provide a secure environment for employees who work outside on the roof (e.g., painters, electricians), which reduces exposure to sun-related health problems.
  1. Reduce the risk of roof leaks and roof damage due to heavy rain, hail, and other weather events that may cause damage to your roofing materials.
  1. Reduce the potential for theft of your business’s valuable goods, including metals, computers, and other equipment.
  1. Provide a cleaner environment for your employees—and reduce the potential for workplace injuries from slipping and falling on wet surfaces or from falling objects such as tools and equipment left on the roof while workers are outside working.
  1. Reduce the potential for fire damage to critical computer networks, resulting in lost productivity if a fire occurs in an office building with poor energy efficiency (e.g., outdated electrical wiring).
  1. Help maintain a safe working environment by providing protection against the heat produced by hot equipment or machinery that is used on the roof or in an adjacent area (e.g., hot asphalt or concrete floors) during warm weather when temperatures are above 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29 degrees Celsius).