White Flat Roofs: Energy Use and Environmental Advantages

By Ben Matthews | Apr 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM

On a hot, sunny day in Montgomery County, black flat roofs are often as much as 90 degrees hotter than the surrounding air temperature. When that heat transfers down to the building below, cooling costs rise, often dramatically. There are also environmental costs to this heat absorption. The energy used to cool the structure is often produced at coal-fired power plants responsible for excess carbon emissions.

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Many Types of Flat Roofs on the Market

By Ben Matthews | Apr 1, 2016 11:55:00 AM

Over the years, contractors have used different materials to waterproof flat roofs. Today, there are many kinds of flat roof systems, although certain kinds are clearly favored in today's residential and commercial markets.

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