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Why Are Commercial Roofs White?

Why Are Commercial Roofs White

Commercial roofs are often white to reflect sunlight, reducing heat absorption and helping to lower cooling costs.

4 advantages of having a white commercial roof

  1. Reflectivity – White or light-colored roofing materials reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than darker materials, leading to lower energy costs for cooling during hot weather.
  2. Energy Efficiency – White roofs reflect sunlight and reduce heat absorption. This improves energy efficiency, maintains cooler indoor temperatures, reduces the need for air conditioning, and lowers energy consumption. This results in cost savings and environmental benefits.
  3. Urban Heat Island Effect – White roofs mitigate the urban heat island effect by reflecting sunlight and reducing heat absorption, helping to lower surface temperatures in urban areas and contributing to a more comfortable outdoor environment.
  4. Longevity – Light-colored roofing materials last longer than darker ones because they experience less thermal expansion and contraction, which reduces maintenance and replacement costs over time.

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