New Roof

It can be an eye-opening moment when you look at your energy bill for the month and realize how much you’ve spent. While you may think of a whole host of reasons for this, you may not realize that your roof may be the real underlying cause.

Depending on the type of roof you have, you could be looking at a large monthly energy bill due to its inefficiency. If you trade up to a flat, commercial roof you will instantly notice the power savings. They’re also easy and cost-effective to install and you can do a lot of cool stuff with them.

Sound too good to be true? Keep reading to see all the benefits you’ll receive when you make the switch to a commercial roof.

1. Cutting Down On Your Energy Bill

If your energy bill is putting you on edge every month then you’ll benefit from the energy savings that come with a flat roof. It’s easy to install solar panels on them and they come in white. I mention white specifically because it’s a color that reflects light and keeps your commercial building cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

White Roof

While flat commercial roofs come in a wide variety of colors and materials, most people get them in white. White reflects the hot rays that come with the summer. Your building will be able to stay cool without you having to run your AC on full blast.

Pair the white color with metal roofing material to increase the energy saving effects.

Solar Panels

Due to the flat nature of commercial roofs, it’s way easier to install solar panels on them than sloped roofs. While the out of pocket cost for solar panels is fairly expensive, once you have them they can cut your energy bill near in half.

You’ll be able to smile when you get your bill in the mail while helping the environment at the same time.

2. Transform Your Roof Into a Garden

One of the most annoying parts of owning a restaurant is paying for a truck service to bring you your produce. If you have a flat roof though, you can cut out how much you deal with them by growing a rooftop garden. It won’t be too hard to maintain and your customers will appreciate the taste of homegrown produce.

Even if you don’t own a restaurant, fresh fruits and veggies are still nice to have on hand.

If you have a flat commercial roof you can collect water. This is quite a common practice in areas where water is a scarce resource because it’s easy to do and a commercial roof can collect over an inch of water for every hour it rains.

Doing this simple task could prove as a good additional benefit to help out that garden.    

3. Outdoor Rooftop Patio

After a long day, people love to go enjoy the feel of the crisp night air on their face. Their relaxation time may also include a few beers and delicious food. You could invest a little bit of your parking space to include an outdoor relaxation area for your customers. The caveat to that however is then you have to give up parking.

When your roof is flat, you can easily put couches, bars, chairs, and other furniture on top of it. Most commercial roof materials are also strong enough to withstand the heavy foot traffic that would come with having a patio bar.

The best part is that you can rent it out for receptions and events and make even more money off of it. Patios are also great to have even if it’s not for money making purposes.

4.  Cost Effective

There are some commercial roofing options that are made out of recycled material and some that are cheap to produce. This makes it easy on your wallet to buy them. The good thing about these cheaper materials is that their quality doesn’t reflect that.

The installation process doesn’t take much work either. For the most part, the contractor comes in, tears down the roof you currently have (if needed), apply tar as an adhesive and then rolls the material down. It’s that simple.

As time goes on, it’s going to be much cheaper on your wallet to replace your roof as opposed to constantly fixing it.

5. Increase Your Curb Appeal

Depending on what type of business you have, you’ll have to keep a lot of things outside like your AC unit, satellite dishes and so on. This can clutter up your space pretty fast.

If you have a flat roof you can set up all this stuff up there right along with your rooftop garden and solar panels.

All the Benefits of Getting a Commercial Roof

There are many advantages that come with having a commercial roof installed in Youngstown. They’re cost-effective, easy to install, simple to maintain, will save you money on your power bill, and will increase your curb appeal. With all these benefits why wouldn’t you make the switch?

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