PREVENT ENERGY LOSS AT THE SEAMS IN YOUR ROOF; GO SEAMLESS!
What is the true R-value of a roof system that has gaps in the membrane that allow energy transfer in and out of the building? When we analyze roofing systems insulation properties, we always do so by examining the field of the membrane, but ignore the seams and fasteners that reduce that R-value tremendously. It’s hard to measure exactly how much these seams hurt R-value, but it’s pretty clear that if air can flow freely through your roofing membrane, it isn’t a good thing for your insulation properties. Your roof can’t prevent energy loss like it should when it has seams and fasteners that allow heat to escape!
Seams Allow Energy Transfer and Energy Loss
As we stated before, the seams in your roofing system are basically just weaknesses in the membrane that allow energy loss through the gap in the roof. This energy loss can cost you money as you and your AC unit have to work harder to keep the building cool in the summer. Then in the winter, your hot air escapes and you have to spend more money to keep your building warm. This is once again detrimental to your operations and to your budget. Most of the time when people talk about R-value, they don’t consider that the seams in your roof will allow the transfer of hot and cold with the outside of the building. R-value doesn’t take into account the seams that don’t prevent energy loss, but they damage the insulation properties and allow heat to escape. It’s not a question of if they will, we know that they will. This energy loss costs you money and makes it hard to get comfortable while you work.
Eliminate Energy Loss with a Seamless System
When you install a seamless roofing system – either over top of your system with seams or as new construction – you eliminate the seams on your roof. Getting rid of these seams will not only save you money on energy, which you should be very happy about, it also reduces the amount of repairs you have to make because the seams aren’t failing, because they don’t exist!
A roofing system without seams can greatly reduce the energy loss in your building. Installing one of these systems is a fantastic way to save money and help the environment around your building. Don’t hesitate, if you’re interested in preventing energy loss and saving money, give us a call today.