Green Roofing Options for Florida
At Mark Kaufman Roofing we believe that what you put on your roof can have a positive or negative impact on our environment.
If you place a thermometer on your rooftop on a sunny Florida summer afternoon, it would not be surprising to have it register 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit or even higher if you do not have an environmentally friendly, cool green roofing system. As the Florida sun rays shine on your roof the temperature in your attic will be building up as well, baking the underside of your roof’s decking and delivering the stored heat down into your structure and back into the atmosphere long after the sun has set.
Green Roofing Gives Rooftop Heat Gain the Cold Shoulder
Now picture not only your home or business radiating heat, but your neighbors’ homes and businesses as well. What happens is that all these structures grouped together create what is called a “heat island”, magnifying and sharing the heat from one property to another. This leads to increased energy demands, higher air conditioning costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and air pollution.
There are a number of things that can be done to reduce the effects heat has on your home or business. One of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce rooftop heat gain is the use of Green Roofing materials. According to the Florida State Energy Center, the use of cool roofing materials or highly reflective roofing material can significantly decrease heat retention.
Green Roofing Options for Commercial Properties
Duro-Last Cool Zone Flat Roofing
Duro-Last provides green roofing solutions for Florida with the CoolZone Roofing System, setting the standard for single-ply roof reflectivity and the resulting energy savings. Engineered to reduce production waste, a CoolZone roof has low maintenance and repair costs, delivering excellent life-cycle savings. Resistant to water, fire, chemicals, grease, and punctures, able to stand up to all types of weather, this Duro-Last roofing product lasts. When used with appropriate insulation on low-sloped or flat roofs, a high-emissivity Duro-Last Cool Zone® reflective roofing system can reduce building energy consumption by up to 40 percent, improve insulation performance to reduce winter heat loss and summer heat gain, and decrease the effects of Urban Heat Islands and related urban air pollution.