SpecRight: Quality & Energy Efficient Roof System Design
The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress (the
In 2005, the
The fundamental idea behind the SpecRight program is this: roof systems that are properly designed and installed and incorporate the right materials can contribute significantly to energy savings— and ultimately contribute to protecting the environment. So, when a building owner makes an informed decision, there are likely to be important long-term cost savings.
At the heart of SpecRight is a training program that educates contractors about factors related to energy conservation that a building owner should consider when making a roof buying decision. The technical basis for the training program is ASHRAE 90.1, an energy standard that requires a minimum R-value (thermal resistance) for roof systems and provides a guideline for the uses of highly reflective roof surfaces. The training program stresses proper design, quality materials, proper installation and ongoing maintenance.
In the Spring of 2006, Chamberlin sent key roofing estimators to attend the SpecRight training in
“We learned the latest information about sustainable, energy-efficient roof systems and what we can do to educate building owners about energy cost savings associated with increasing roofing insulation when it comes time to reroof their buildings,” explains T.R. Mayfield, Chamberlin Houston Roofing Estimating Manager.
“The SpecRight program and EnergyWise Roof Calculator helps us show our clients actual proof of energy savings when using quality materials in the roof design,” said James Cook, Chamberlin Project Estimator. “In the end we will become stewards of our environment with our clients.”
For more information on how you can achieve an energy efficient roof, contact T.R. Mayfield directly at 713-425-9048. For more information on the SpecRight program, visit www.specright.net.