If you want to reduce your company's carbon footprint and dream of implementing eco-friendly renovations to your building, consider installing a green roof on your property. While you may have heard that green roofs are expensive to build and maintain, in the long run they make more economic sense than traditional roofs because of their environmental benefits, sound insulation, and energy usage benefits.
So, dismiss negative thoughts or myths you have about green roofs and begin your planning by consulting with a commercial roofing contractor.
Lead has been used for hundreds of years as a roofing product, and it has literally withstood the test of time. Some people become alarmed when they learn there may be lead roofing products on their roofs and wonder if lead should be removed immediately as a safety precaution. The good news is that lead roofing products are almost always quite safe to use, and there is usually no need to remove properly installed materials.
With winter can come snow and ice, especially on your roof. Roof ice dam formation can cause damage to your roof and lead to leaks inside your home. Here are some recommendations you can take to prevent ice dam formation.
Install Proper Insulation
Because an inefficient amount and quality of insulation in your attic can allow heat to escape your home and flow into your attic space, this can heat up the attic and your roof deck, causing ice dams to form on your roof.
The formation of ice along the edge of your roof in the form of icicles and as ice dams can put you and your home at risk of injury and damage. Heavy icicles can break off and pose a threat to anyone standing below. Ice dams forming on the roof eaves can cause damage to your roof as it refreezes under your shingles, pulling them up and causing moisture to get into your roofing deck and leaking into your home.
If you have an asphalt roof, then your roof will be covered with layered shingles. These shingles will consist of a base or mat made from cellulose or inorganic fiberglass. The mat is covered with a petroleum product called asphalt, and then minerals are sprinkled over the top. These minerals are extremely important when it comes to keeping your roof in great shape. However, the granules will loosen and blow away over time.