Green technologies is more then just Caring about our environment, It will also help you save money over the life of your building. How? Below we go over some of Green Tech and why its beneficial.
PHOTO VOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY
Solar Technology has advanced since its inception decades ago especially in the era of photovoltaic or PV systems. Federal and local governments are evaluating and adopting tax incentive programs to encourage companies and individuals to install solar power systems on their property and some utility companies are buying unused energy at preset rates, sometimes above what they sell it for.
Photovoltaic systems still require exposure to the sun making a building’s roof one of the more favorable installation locations. Garco Building Systems metal roofs provide an ideal substrate for solar arrays and offer unique environmental and performance advantages consisting of:
• Long-lasting durability that factors into an overall low lifetime cost while outliving currently available PV systems
• A virtually maintenance-free system
• Superior warranties
• Virtually 100% recyclable material comprised of 20 to 30% postconsumer recycled steel
• A wide array of vibrant cool roof colors that are highly reflective, reducing the heat island effect in urban areas while contributing to energy efficiency in southern climates
• For net heating environments, Galvalume Plus™ panels offer an economical solution with low emittance, maximizing a building’s ability to hold heat while still offering a reflective surface to aid in the reduction of summer cooling loads.
• Consult our experts to get help in determining which solution saves the most energy.
Metal Insulated Panels
Garco Buildings’s profiled panels with a urethane foam core have a standard FM Class 1 approval and offer the best insulating values available today.
Panels are lightweight and quick to install, significantly reducing construction time.
A double tongue-and-groove offset side joint permits concealed fastening.
Consistent insulating values are achieved with built-in thermal breaks, saving energy.
The metal and foam composite construction creates a rigid panel far stronger than the individual parts. This increases the span capability of the panels and reduces the need for secondary structural steel components.
Available in multiple different styles and thicknesses.
Superior Insulating Value across the entire wall and roof area is assured with Garco Buildings panels. The advanced polyurethane core provides enhanced insulation values that significantly lowers heating and cooling costs.
One-Piece Construction process assures rapid completion of the wall and roof system. Factory fabricated composite panels are attached directly to the supporting structure and multiple steps to construct the insulated wall and roof are eliminated. Faster building completion means reduced construction and interim financing costs.
Lightweight yet Structurally Strong panels weigh only 2 ½ to 3 ½ pounds per square foot, but are structurally strong enough for long spans that can significantly reduce costs for frame support.
Impermeable Faces & Built-in Thermal Breaks ensure the highest insulating values are maintained for the life of the building. Panels are manufactured with impermeable faces and when installed the insulation is completely encapsulated by metal trim that creates an impermeable membrane on all sides of the panel. The aged “R” values are comparable to the initial “R” values many years after the buildings original completion. Assured thermal values mean lower heating and cooling costs.
Class 1 Polyurethane Foam meets the requirements of the major model building codes for many types of construction. Unlike panels with expanded polystyrene cores they will not produce a self-propagating fire. Local building codes may require automatic fire suppression systems for most installations.
Concealed Attachment with clips and fasteners at the side joint of the panel offers a clean high profile appearance. No more barn like metal building looks.
Garco Buildings are Lightweight, yet very strong and durable attributing to reduced costs for erection and structural support.