Roof Restoration Energy Savings & The Environment

Roof restoration is more sustainable because it allows the re-use of an existing roofing system. This is much more environmentally friendly and energy efficient than roof replacement.

ROI is defined as the Return On Investment. For roof restoration this number is 30%. This is normal when a roof’s reflection rating in increased and its energy costs are decreased.

Compared to black or gravel surfaces, aluminum and white roofing system coatings greatly reduce a roof’s surface temperature. These reflective white roof coating systems can reduce a building’s cooling costs by up to 50%. These reduced cooling requirements and energy costs will improve the building comfort and reduce strains on existing HVAC equipment.


Roof recovering provides a sustainable and easy-to-maintain roofing membrane without the concerns of time, cost, disruption within the building or safety concerns that come with tear-off and replacement. It is good for long-term life cycle cost savings and decreases the volume of construction materials that are sent to landfills. Less construction materials going to landfills also reduce the amount of fossil fuel being used.

Roof restoration improves the thermal performance of a roof. This is because most recovers include the installation of a thin section of insulation or other material. This is to separate the new roofing membrane from the existing roofing membrane. Because the existing membrane stays in place during the restoration process, the interior is protected from water damage while the new roof is being installed.

While there are many benefits like energy savings associated with roof restoration, there are some things to consider first. If the subsurface moisture is 30-35% of the entire roof area, roof restoration may be out of the question. It may be more practical and cost effective to remove the entire existing roofing system and replace it rather than recovering it. 


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