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What are good specifications for a commercial low-slope roof in Connecticut?

jLhXEPhat5 | Posted in General Questions on

In particular, a school building c. 90,000 sq feet roof Area code 06119

I was told that painting it white will be of benefit.

Also, do you know of any state/federal green building reimbursement policies that could be applicable.

many thanks,


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    Martin Holladay | | #1

    If the re-roof job includes new insulation above the roof sheathing, you should try to specify insulation that is better than minimum code requirements.

    I'm not familiar with code requirements for commercial roofs in Connecticut, which is in climate zone 5. If this was a residential project, you would want a roof with a minimum R-value of R-38. My guess is that it would make sense for your school district to invest in R-50 insulation.

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