Energy Efficient Roofing

Installing energy-efficient roof systems is a top priority for Reliable Roofing!

Energy Efficient Roofing

Installing energy-efficient roof systems is a top priority for Reliable Roofing! We use  state of the art roofing materials, innovative design and careful documentation to achieve maximum roof energy efficiency for our customers. Some of the material and systems we recommend and install are:

Single-Ply Roof Membranes

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) are two of the main types of single-ply roof membrane.. They differ in their chemical makeup, how they are installed and their energy efficiencies.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin

Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a single-ply roofing membrane that is one of the fastest growing commercial roofing systems on the market. TPO roofing systems are made up of a single layer of synthetics and reinforcing scrim that can be used to cover flat roofs. TPO has gained industry acceptance with the natural reflective surface to reflect UV rays. As reported by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) TPO takes up about 40% of the commercial roofing market share.

Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer is a single-ply membrane that consists of a synthetic rubber compound that allows it to be flexible. EPDM has been used on commercial roofing facilities since the 1960s and is considered a time-tested option. Although EPDM has more of a trusted history with commercial roofing, it only has about 20% of the commercial roofing market according to the NRCA. With EPDM, you have an option of choosing from 45, 60, or 90 mils thickness and either black or white for the color. While TPO has a natural white color, EPDM results in a dark gray or black color for your roof. While the darker color is not helpful in reflecting UV rays, it does retain heat and can be useful in cooler weather.

Single-Ply Roof Membranes

Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer (EPDM) are two of the main types of single-ply roof membrane.. They differ in their chemical makeup, how they are installed and their energy efficiencies.

Thermoplastic Polyolefin

Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a single-ply roofing membrane that is one of the fastest growing commercial roofing systems on the market. TPO roofing systems are made up of a single layer of synthetics and reinforcing scrim that can be used to cover flat roofs. TPO has gained industry acceptance with the natural reflective surface to reflect UV rays. As reported by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) TPO takes up about 40% of the commercial roofing market share.

Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer is a single-ply membrane that consists of a synthetic rubber compound that allows it to be flexible. EPDM has been used on commercial roofing facilities since the 1960s and is considered a time-tested option. Although EPDM has more of a trusted history with commercial roofing, it only has about 20% of the commercial roofing market according to the NRCA. With EPDM, you have an option of choosing from 45, 60, or 90 mils thickness and either black or white for the color. While TPO has a natural white color, EPDM results in a dark gray or black color for your roof. While the darker color is not helpful in reflecting UV rays, it does retain heat and can be useful in cooler weather.

We use state of the art roofing materials, innovative design and careful documentation to achieve maximum roof energy efficiency for our customers

Engineered Ventilation


  • MOLD GROWTH

Along with heat comes moisture. When heat is not directed away from the roof, moisture tends to build up. Condensation pools in the attic, allowing mold spores to use the moisture as a feeding ground. In a moisture-rich attic, not only mold, but mildew can take hold. Mold spores can colonize along the roof within as little as 24 hours. Mold growth in a commercial building is dangerous. Health hazards result from people breathing in scattered mold spores. Plus, the building’s structural integrity is compromised when mold eats away at the roofing materials, leading to an outbreak of decay and rot. One powerful indicator of poor ventilation in the attic is rusted nails. The moisture-rich environment that results from inadequate roof ventilation makes rust a likely outcome.

  • ICE DAMS

Ice dams are a consequence of inadequate roof ventilation during winter. The warm air that collects under the roof causes accumulated snow along the roof to melt. When snow melt occurs in some areas of the roof but not in others—like the edge of the roof—then the melting snow can solidify into ice. Water accumulation and leaky patches are additional outcomes. The building’s roof is also at risk for collapse under the weight of the ice and water buildup that should have drained off under proper circumstances (rather than refreezing).

Melting ice dams pose as a property hazard. The water will leak into the attic, causing an influx of mold and mildew growth that will eventually infest the rest of the property. Water stains on the ceiling are a telltale sign that the roof has a moisture problem, an issue that is likely to have resulted from poor roof ventilation.

  • INCREASED ENERGY EXPENSES

The accumulation of heat in the attic space and along the roof will seep into the rest of the property. The building’s air conditioning unit will overwork, leading to soaring energy costs during the summer months. A strained AC system is also likely to fail in time.

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