College Point, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
It is no secret that New York City is full of buildings. As logic would have it, most of those buildings have roofs, and a great majority of them are covered in inexpensive black tar. A recent article from The New York Times observes that black tar roofs are becoming a large concern for building owners as they can increase temperature by approximately 40 degrees. While black tar roofs aren’t necessarily harmful to the environment, the article states that white roofs and “green” roofs make for much better options in terms of environmental protection, controlling storm-water runoff and improving insulation. Mascon Restoration, a New York-based construction and repair company, specializes in rebuilding roofs and encourages all property owners to make decisions to build longer-lasting structures.
The New York Times points out that having gardens on roof tops is not necessarily a new or innovative idea. In fact, people in Europe have been doing it for thousands of years. According to the article, the benefits of green roofs are incredible: they produce vegetation, they improve insulation, they absorb harmful air pollution and they absorb moisture. A recent study conducted by Columbia University and City University of New York found that extensive green roofs, “cut the rate of heat gained through the roof in summer by 84 percent, and the rate of heat lost through the roof in winter by 34 percent.”
Another option, that is less expensive, is the practice of white roofing. Described by the article, it is a simple process that only involves applying layers of a special white paint. While it does not collect moisture or absorb air pollution, it does reduce heat. Mascon Restoration specializes in many urban renewal projects for large buildings in the New York City area, and notes that any cost-saving repair practice is one worth considering.
However, the company observes that some building roofs may not be up to code to undergo such extensive improvements. As the article notes, black tar roofs expand and contract at higher rates than other types of roofing, meaning that they incur a heavier amount of damage that will require more repairs in the future.
Mascon Restoration helps repair these damaged roofs, as the company’s professionals are all trained and certified in current construction methods. They can discuss solutions with building owners on how to repair their roofs that will allow the owner to create spectacular, healthy and energy-efficient roofs.
As a recognized reconstruction company in the New York area, Mascon Restoration has supplied superior urban renewal services for many years. In addition to quality roofing services the company offers masonry restoration, surface cleaning, waterproofing and graffiti-proofing. They focus on many dilapidated structures and realize that the cost of repairing these buildings can be intimidating to the owner. However, the company works to provide affordable solutions in order to restore and preserve historical structures. The company is also dedicated to preserving aesthetics while creating safe and functional structures.