By Nick Gilbert
New York-based roof rebuilding specialist, Mascon Restoration is working towards revamping rooftops of large buildings and aiding property owners restructure their buildings in the New York City area to develop healthy, beautiful, and energy-efficient roofs.
Several studies and observations are being conducted to check the feasibility of building garden rooftops as a means to promote green environment and benefit building owners.
The New York Times has been monitoring the conditions of the roofs and suggests changing the use of black tar on rooftops with “green” or “white” rooftop concepts. Though not harmful to the environment, black tar increased the temperature of the roof by almost 40 degrees. It tends to expand and contract faster than other roofing materials, thus developing more damage that needs repairs.
The “green” or “white” rooftops provide environmental protection, improve insulation and control flow of storm-water. Vegetation and absorption of harmful air pollution and moisture are some of the other advantages of green roofs highlighted in the article. City University of New York and Columbia University presented some advantages based on its study of vast green roofs. It was noted that in summer the heat transmitted through the roof was 84% lesser and in winter the heat lost through the roof cut by 34%.
A less expensive alternative to the roofing issue is the white roofing method. The New York Times explains this as an uncomplicated method of coating the roof with several layers of specially manufactured white paint. The main advantage of this method is reduction of heat.
The certified professionals at Mascon Restoration are capable of handling damaged roofs and use cost-effective repair practice to restore roofs to their former splendor.