Minimize Energy Use
Thermal considerations can be divided into two general categories: control of heat loss and heat gain, and the effects of extremes and variations of temperature on the roof systems. By emitting thermal radiation and reflecting solar radiation, a roof system can control both the heat loss and heat gain to reduce the roof temperature extremes, improve the durability of the total roof system, and reduce energy used to cool and heat the structure.
Many large companies and institutions have documented energy savings from the use of SPF roofing systems. Texas A&M calculated the energy consumption of its buildings before and after the application of SPF roofing systems. According to the study of than eight million square feet of SPF roofing, energy savings paid for the cost of Texas A&M's SPF roof applications in three to four years.