by | Feb 22, 2018

Does Reflective Roofing Make Sense In Canada?

The Advantages Of Reflective Roofing For Canadian Buildings

The advances that are being made in technology are changing the way that buildings are remodeled or constructed. The same is true with the roof of the building. More and more builders are using a reflective coating on roofs because this coating can protect the building from the sun’s harmful UV rays. More and more building owners are also choosing to install a reflective coat on the roof because it is so beneficial. This is even true in properties in the North.

Reflective Roofs Can Save Money

There are some people who believe that homes and businesses in Canada don’t require reflective roofs because it doesn’t get as warm as cities in the South do. This is not true. During the summer, the sun will beat down on the roof of a Canadian building longer than it does in the South. When the roof is absorbing the heat, the temperature can reach 185 degrees on the roof. This can cause the interior of the home to heat up quickly, which would require the air conditioning system to work harder. The electricity for most commercial buildings is billed based on the cost during the peak times of use. When the company pays unusually high bills during the summer, their “energy cost will be higher during the winter as well.” according to the research experts of Vancouver roofers at Cooper Roofing.

Reflective Roofing Keeps The People In The Building More Comfortable

When a business owner installs a reflective commercial roof, it will ensure that your employees and your customers are comfortable. This is especially true if there is running machinery in the building that can increase the temperature inside the building. When choosing a reflective roof, you should think about the type of business that you own. For example, if you own a restaurant, the kitchen will often be warm. If you choose to install a heat absorbing roof, the kitchen area gets become extremely hot and unbearable.

The Roof Could Last Longer

When a business owner installs a reflective roof on their building, it can extend the lifespan of the roof. Traditional roofs absorb the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. This can cause it to fade and degrade quickly. This would require more frequent repairs and the need to replace the roof sooner than expected. When the reflective coating deflects the UV rays, the roof will be protected for a longer period.

Reflective Roofing Can Be An Accessible Area

If a restaurant owner is planning to build a rooftop bar or a restaurant area on the roof of their building, they should consider installing a reflective roof. A traditional roof can cause the temperature to climb to 212 degrees. This would make it impossible for the patrons to be comfortable in the area on a hot, sunny day. A reflective roof will keep the roof cool and safe.

Reflective roofs are very practical. They are also more aesthetically pleasing and more environmentally friendly than tradition roofing materials. If you are planning to install a reflective roof, you should only work with an experienced professional. This will ensure that the roof is safe and structurally sound.

For more, contact us at

Metal Roofing Vancouver

Cooper Roofing Vancouver
1285 W Broadway #600,
Vancouver, BC V6H 3X8
(604) 674-0319