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The Right Roof Keeps Data Centers Cool

Right Roof Keeps Data Centers-cool

Companies that have data centers find that one of the main problems of such a facility is overheating. Servers and other equipment that are used in these data centers produce heat while they run, and the more servers and equipment there are in one area, the hotter the data center can be. The main cooling system of these facilities is its air-conditioning, but sometimes this may not even be enough.

When a company has more servers in one enclosed space than their AC system can effectively keep cool, installing the right kind of roof over such a structure can help. The kind of roof you have over your facility actually plays a huge role in how well your structure can keep cool. Some roofs absorb heat from the sun and actually radiate it into your building even after the sun has gone down, while others can help keep the inside of your building cooler by reflecting the sun’s heat away from it.

Install a Cool Roof to Keep Your Data Centers from Overheating

To help keep your data centers from becoming overheated, you need to do more than use an AC system to keep things cool. You need to have the right kind of roof that will help keep heat from radiating into your building and this is what we call a cool roof. A cool roof uses not only materials that can easily disperse and reflect heat away from your structure but also uses other technology to help with such a task.

How do you create a cool roof? Here are some ideas:

  • Have your current roof colored white – If you have a dark-colored roof, consider having it repainted in lighter shades, such as white or some other pale color. A roof can also be re-shingled to a lighter color. Lighter colors reflect the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it, which helps keep the inside of your building cooler.
  • Use roofing materials that don’t retain heat – Some of the roofing materials that retain heat even after the sun has gone down include clay shingles, cement shingles, and other similar roofing types. Lighter roofing options like metal roofs are better at dispersing heat after the sun has gone down.

These are just a couple of ideas that you can use to help reduce the amount of heat that your data centers generate. Some companies use radical facility cooling methods such as roof gardens and water cooling systems to help with the cooling needs of their facilities.  

If your data center in Oklahoma is in need of a roofing solution to help keep it cool, Advantage Roofing is the company to call. We specialize in both residential and commercial roofing solutions, and can help you create a cool roof for your facility. Choose from our long list of roofing options for your facility. You can also have us check your roof with our thermal image drone inspections to help determine where your roofing problems lie, and we can also help repair your roof after a storm.

Contact us at 405-349-4040 if you want to find the right solution to your roofing problems.