Is EPDM Energy Efficient and Sustainable?
Sustainable roofing in Colorado isn’t just about color, it’s about performance, which is why A-Denver Roofing offers the most diverse and versatile line of EPDM membranes on the Colorado market. When you need an energy-efficient and sustainable commercial roof system in Denver or Colorado Springs, look no further than the commercial single-ply membrane with nearly a half-century track record of performance and durability…A-Denver Roofing EPDM.
1. Heating Reduction is Key for Commercial Building Sustainability in Colorado
In central and northern states like Colorado, heating accounts for a significantly larger percentage of total-building energy consumption than air conditioning. So, reducing heating consumption is more critical to energy savings than reducing air conditioning usage, especially in cooler climates where heating degree days (HDD) outnumber cooling degree days (CDD) as in Colorado.
2. Dark-Colored Commercial EPDM Membrane Outperforms White Commercial Membrane
Because they attract and collect more heat, dark-colored commercial roofing materials such as A-Denver Roofing’s EPDM help commercial building owners in Colorado save more energy in cooler climates by reducing their commercial building’s overall heating demand. Black commercial roofs also create fewer carbon emissions than white commercial roofs in Colorado climates because of the reduced heating demand they create. Of course, insulation is the key to any energy efficient commercial roofing system, regardless of membrane color. A properly insulated commercial building in Colorado virtually negates membrane color in regards to energy consumption.
3. That Leak Could Actually Be Condensation
In cooler climates like Colorado, reflective commercial roofing materials may not get warm enough during the day, which can promote moisture accumulation within certain roof assemblies. What appears to be a faulty commercial roofing material may actually be condensation forming inside your building. A combination of A-Denver Roofing’s EPDM and properly designed and installed insulation can help counteract the forces that lead to condensation-related leakage in Denver, Colorado Springs and the entire Front Range.
4. Innovation is Key for Commercial Roofing Sustainability in Colorado
A-Denver Roofing offers a number of innovative commercial roofing products that are proven to increase the long-term sustainability and performance of its EPDM roof systems installed in the Colorado market. From its patented Factory-Applied Tape™ seam technology to its prefabricated, pressure-sensitive accessories, A-Denver Roofing has every detail covered to protect your commercial building in Denver, Colorado Springs, and the entire Front Range. These revolutionary commercial roofing products help reduce the risk of rooftop failures and increase commercial roof system sustainability by virtually eliminating the potential for human error during installation. For warmer climates like Southern Colorado where reflective roofing is beneficial, A-Denver Roofing offers its White EPDM commercial roofing systems. White commercial EPDM membrane features over 20 years of in-the-field performance and is the industry’s first ENERGY STAR®-certified EPDM membrane. When you choose A-Denver Roofing, you’re choosing Colorado’s best commercial roofing contractor.