Roof adaptation is a concept that not a lot of homeowners hear about in the market. Sure, a roofing company may throw the term around here and there, but there are still some people who are unfamiliar with it. For the uninitiated, roof adaptation is when you have your roof modified to combat the effects of extreme weather, especially heat. What others also don’t know is that roof adaptation brings a few benefits for you as the homeowner as well.
Reduces Urban Heat Island Effect
The urban heat island effect is an issue that the world has been facing for years now due to the rapid rise of urbanization, making the surrounding areas of cities hotter than they should be. This is where roof adaptation comes into play. Thanks to methods, such as green roofs and reflective roofing, it’s now possible to reduce the urban heat island effect and make urban spaces feel more comfortable.
For their part, green roofs, on the other hand, not only help reduce the urban heat island effect, but also allow you to contribute back to the environment by providing some much needed extra oxygen. Reflective roofs, on the other hand, are designed to return some of the sun’s rays back, lowering heat flux and helping reduce the urban heat island effect.
Solar installations on commercial, residential and industrial buildings are another method of roof adaptation. They’re also a great help against the loss of grid electric power, which is a major challenge for urban spaces. While these solar installations don’t exactly provide power when the grid goes down, it is possible to supplement them with storage that will allow you to collect power to be used in the event of an emergency.
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