Finding effective solutions to save money is something every business strives to do, especially when it comes to energy costs. If businesses aren’t careful, they can see their energy costs spiral out of control. From installing energy efficient lighting, to switching off equipment that isn’t currently in use, there are a number of ways that businesses can save money on the energy costs.
One factor that gets overlooked in the industrial sector is the impact that a roofing system can have on the overall infrastructure. An industrial roofing system can be extremely influential in helping to reduce energy costs. There are number of things you can do to help drive down your energy costs.
Commercial Solar panels
It isn’t just domestic properties that can benefit from installing solar panels on their roofs, they can also be used as part of a commercial roofing system. They work by absorbing daylight and converting it into usable electricity. Commercial solar panels work even on cloudy days which is an obvious blessing here in the UK.
Solar panel reduce your energy costs as you are providing your business with it’s own power source. You also get paid for every unit of electricity that you produce. Additionally, you can sell any unused energy back to the Grid; allowing you to simultaneously save money and make money.
Green roof construction
A green commercial roofing system also helps to regulate the temperature of your building. This means you need to use heating systems and air conditioning a lot less to achieve an optimum temperature. This in turn sees a reduction in your energy costs.
Green roof constructions also have a longer lifespan (around 2-3 times longer) than regular flat roofs which means you won’t have to replace your roof as early. This because the roof is protected from things like UV rays and adverse weather conditions such as ice and frost.
Warm roof insulation
By insulating your roofing at site to current warm roof regulations your business will stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Your roofs account for almost 25% of the heat lost within a building which can have a detrimental effect on your business budget. In large commercial premises, warm roof insulation can pay back in on both pitched and flat roofing systems in under 3 years.
If your energy costs are high and you’re looking for ways to reduce them, it may be time to look to your industrial roofing system. If you’d like to learn more about how your commercial roofing can save you money, contact us at Roofing Consultants.