Roofs have great and important impact on energy which has been often overlooked for couple of times. Its effect primarily depends on the weather condition of the environment. Heat has been permitted to escape during winter when the roof insulation is damaged or insufficient. Meanwhile, it gained heat during summer.
Typically, the design and roof material dictate its energy emission and its impact to the environment.
For example, roof with flat or low-slope emits exposure to sun light to the highest extent in times the cooling loads of the buildings or houses are at their highest. Basically, this type of roof are colored black because of its immediate absorption of solar energy. Energy absorb by this roof includes the sunlight’s infrared.
Effect of the roof on energy usage
Furthermore, the effect of the roof on the consumption of energy is generally based on the roof’s location level, roof material thickness, and quality of insulation. It is also dependent on the reflection emitted by the surface of the roof, roof’s maintenance system, and lastly the environmental climate.
Roof’s maintenance system
With consideration of the roof’s maintenance system, it may help you to identify the cost. Additionally, it may lead you utilization of added factors such as energy efficiency, the impact of the roof to the environment, and lastly, the need for its maintenance during the life course of the building.
- Energy savings
Saving the energy is one of the greatest attributes of roof maintenance system. It generally restricts the reduction of heat during hot weather. On the other hand, it lowers the generated heat on a cold weather. However, roof with consideration to its maintenance system is more costly compared to conventional one. But, to think, the energy being saved compensate the costs in just a short span of time, more or less around 3 to 5 years.
- Waste products
Another impact of the roof to the environment is the waste products. Even roofs at all part of the globe, including those in Cheltenham, have service life expectancy. During the end of the roof’s service life, it is either they have to be replaced, be recovered, or totally be removed. A good roof maintenance system reduces the waste created by the roof during the entire life of the building. This can be achieved by lowering the number of roof replacement or removal from the building. Moreover it could also be a way to help our nature.