The cost of heating and cooling a building is often the largest of the “hidden costs” associated with your roofing system.
To help save clients from these hidden costs, Whitco recommends basing decisions on maximizing the performance quality of the roof system. This provides significant benefits and a reduction in operating costs. When projects prioritize low initial costs, it can lead to a significant increase in operating costs over time. The result is higher energy and maintenance costs, and a shorter operating life of your roof. When selecting a roofing system, planning for efficiency can not only save money on energy costs, but it can also help you forecast your long-term operating costs.
How Much Is Your Roof Costing You?
An inefficient roof system could be costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your roof. Whitco provides all clients with real data on the amount of energy they’re using, and a cost-benefit-analysis for different roof types. Whitco has the technology and resources to give clients an accurate estimate of energy use, long-term costs, and what systems will provide the most savings throughout the entire life cycle.
Whitco’s energy cost savings report provides the information clients need to evaluate their current roof system costs and compare it to the savings of an alternative green roof system or Energy Star-rated membrane roof system. This gives clients the advantage of choosing the best roof to fit their long-term budget and needs.
Knowledge is Power
It’s a common misconception that a white reflective roof will always lead to annual energy savings. But this doesn’t factor in different climate zones or heating costs. Whitco’s energy management experts can conduct the research you need for an accurate energy cost savings analysis. These reports calculate the energy efficiency of a roof assembly based on your building’s square footage, energy costs, and climate. This allows you to make an informed decision for your next roofing project, providing tailored information to maximize energy savings.
An Energy Cost Savings report can:
- Help compare current roof system costs vs. the savings of a green roof system or Energy Star-rated membrane roof system.
- Quantify total savings over the lifespan of the roof
- Diagram potential heating and cooling savings
- Identify assemblies for maximum ROI in your specific climate
- Demonstrate how to reduce carbon footprint (greenhouse gases)
- Pinpoint optimum R-Values for maximum long-term ROI
- Enable you to make informed educated decisions for your next roofing project
Green – Energy Efficient Roofing Upgrades
If you’re in the process of upgrading an existing roof, Whitco invites you to contact them regarding a roof asset management program. Whitco’s energy management strategies can help you prioritize green upgrades to align with roof maintenance budgets and improve energy efficiency with your existing roof. Whitco Roofing is an accredited Green Roof Professional and can assist clients in identifying potential rebates, tax credits and other incentives offered in conjunction with adopting energy efficient roof systems.