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Published: August 25, 2023

Updated: August 25, 2023

Using Lifecycle Costing in Roofing Design Considerations

1 LU/HSW Credit

The best life-cycle cost comparisons take into account the net present value (NPV) of all expenses incurred and benefits accrued throughout the life of an investment. In this presentation, the key components of a NPV analysis will be identified and explained as they relate to roofing investment decisions. The pros and cons of the most widely utilized roofing systems will be identified and discussed and sample net present value calculations will be performed on various roofing scenarios. Each scenario will provide different results based upon the anticipated performance life, maintenance requirements and type of customer. At the end of the presentation, life-cycle cost considerations will be matched to future building use requirements to draw general conclusions on how NPV can be applied to roofing system design.

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