Sustainable building practices are essential for maintaining our planet’s livability. It’s no longer a matter of fulfilling advocacy; it is everyone’s responsibility to reduce the impact of construction on the environment for the sake of future generations.
There is now a noticeable movement towards sustainable practices in the construction industry. One of the areas that many developers are looking at is sustainable roofing solutions.
Defining Sustainable Roofs
What is a sustainable roof? The answer is more complicated than we think, according to Architect Magazine. It’s hard to pin a single, encompassing definition because the label “sustainable roof” can apply to roofs that save and produce energy, capture stormwater, utilize solar energy, or regulate building temperature. It also applies to roofs that are recyclable and can last a lifetime. One thing is clear: sustainable roofs are not just those that earn green building points and credits. They are also those that make a positive environmental impact.
Many sustainable roofing materials possess one or more of these qualities. Single-ply roofing is one example of those materials. Our seasoned roofing contractors can attest to the sustainability of this particular roof system, particularly its contribution to the energy-efficiency goals of the occupants of a building.
Save on Energy and Maintenance Costs with a Single-Ply Membrane Roof System
Single-ply membrane is a sustainable roofing solution with a market that’s now the fastest-growing in the country. This roofing system is a favorite among commercial building owners and builders of commercial or mixed-use structures because of the following qualities:
Single-ply membrane is a combination of polypropylene (plastic) and ethylene-propylene (rubber). Polypropylene is a tough and durable material. It is also resistant to almost all organic solvents, many of which are in chemical form and are used to make paint, varnish, lacquers, glue, and cleaning agents. This means that single-ply roofing is built to last a lifetime. It can withstand heat and cold cycles, plus resist chemical-induced deterioration.
- Long-lasting and Resource-Saving
Durability instantly offers another advantage. Durable materials don’t wear out quickly, so they don’t need replacements or major repairs soon after installation. Single-ply roofing doesn’t end up in landfills too quickly, which is another plus-point in its sustainability score.
- Energy Saving
This roofing membrane is highly resistant to UV and ozone, as well. So, besides being long-lasting, this kind of roof has enough thermal quality to lower the temperature. In turn, it’s instrumental in lowering the rest of the building’s power consumption because it’s not too hot in the summer nor too cold in winter. The reduction in energy consumption is one of the best proofs of sustainability for this type of roofing material, thanks to its natural cooling and insulation features.
- 15- to 20-Year Warranty
The warranty terms for roofing systems vary per manufacturer and contractor. At WaterTight Roofing, we offer up to 20 years of warranty. We’re confident that our roofing products and solutions will last just as long, even longer.
WaterTight Roofing Has the Solution for Your Roofing Needs!
Choose a roofing solution that goes beyond putting a cover over your head, helping the entire building become more sustainable. Our single-ply membrane is an excellent choice.