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Deer Park Roofing installs green roofing systems in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Louisville. Green roofing practices at Deer Park Roofing, Inc. include energy-efficient installation procedures, a progressive recycling program, and a large selection of green roofing roofing-products-services.php.
Energy Efficiency in Roofing
Energy costs have dramatically increased over the past decade due to economic growth outside the United States. The worldwide demand and higher costs for energy have made energy-efficient building design and construction very important. Our staff can design energy-conserving roofing systems as well as energy-producing systems by incorporating the following:
- Increased R-Value through roof insulation
- Cool roof systems
- Vegetative roof systems
- Natural lighting such as skylights
- Photovoltaic (PV) or solar roof panels
Increasing the thermal efficiency of a commercial building can be achieved by increasing the R-Value of the insulation beneath the roof membrane. Most roofing projects are bid with the minimum R-Value required by code. Over the course of time, it will usually be more economical to increase the R-Value of the roof by installing a product like polyisocyanurate (polyiso insulation). Energy efficiency is increased by installing two or more layers of polyiso insulation boards (with the joints of the base layer and top layer staggered). This type of installation technique reduces heat loss at the gaps of the insulation boards.
The roof surface temperature of a built-up roof system can reach as high as 180 degrees F in the summer, causing an increased load on the building’s cooling system. Cool roof systems possess both high reflectivity and high emissivity. These properties make the temperature on the surface of the roof 60 to 80 degrees F less, reducing cooling costs. Examples of cool roof systems are TPO single-ply membranes, PVC single-ply membranes, standing seam metal, roof coatings, and ballasted roofs.