When your roof has a leak or any other roofing need, Paul Bange is the company to keep on top. We'll identify the problem, make a professional reccommendation, and make the most efficient use of your roofing budget. Wheather you need a repair, replacement, beautification, or expansion our re-roofing systems come with some of the best warranties in the roofing industry.
Our roofing professionals have extensive experience with all types of commercial roofing systems including:
- Conventional Build Up
- Modified Build Up
- Single Ply
Dark materials absorb more heat from the sun--as anyone who has worn a black t-shirt on a sunny day knows. Black surfaces in the sun can become up to 70°F (40°C) hotter than the most reflective white surfaces. If those dark surfaces are roofs, some of the heat collected by the roof is transferred inside.
Staying comfortable in under a dark shingle roof often means more air conditioning and higher utility bills. These roofs also heat the air around them, contributing to the heat island effect. Conversely, cool roofs can reduce the heat island effect and save energy. In a study funded by the U.S. EPA, the Heat Island Group carried out a detailed analysis of energy-saving potentials of light-colored roofs in 11 U.S. metropolitan areas. About ten residential and commercial building prototypes in each area were simulated. We considered both the savings in cooling and penalties in heating. We estimated saving potentials of about $175 million per year for the 11 cities. Extrapolated national energy savings were about $750 million per year.