Your business may have a roof that’s going to last a long time. A metal roof can last 50 years, but even if your roof is in good shape, there are new technologies available that may make a new roof your priority instead of the last thing you want to do. Here are two new types of roofing that will help your business branding, save you money and save the environment.
Rooftop Gardens for Flood Prevention
City planners have finally realized that current cityscapes are built to increase flooding, not prevent it. That same metal roof that will last so well is contributing to flooding and heat islands. When you look into roof replacement San Jose CA, you can choose roof panels specially designed to help you start your rooftop garden. You’ll be decreasing the ambient air temperature, reducing flooding, building your brand image and your employees will have a cool place to relax on breaks, helping create a positive work environment.
Solar Roof Panels for Renewable Energy
With the advent of solar tiles, a rooftop garden isn’t your only option for an eco-friendly roof. These photovoltaic tiles replace your traditional roofing. Because the technology is so new this isn’t a terrific option, yet, for larger industrial plants with flat roofing. However, if you’re a smaller business with a more traditional peaked roof, where a rooftop garden isn’t an option, you can replace your roof and install solar all in one fell swoop.
Your business will reduce or eliminate the need for electricity generated from non-renewable sources like coal and like a rooftop garden, solar panels absorb energy instead of reflecting it, so you’ll reduce the heat island effect. You’ll save money on your utilities and have a strong new roof protecting your indoor environment.
Both these eco-friendly options are good reasons to consider replacing your roof sooner rather than later.