Benefits of Reflective Roof Coatings?

What Are The Benefits of Reflective Roof Coatings?

Benefits of Reflective Roof Coatings | “Cool” Roof Systems

There are those who believe that all black or dark colored surfaces, such as asphalt pavements and exposed black roofing materials, are contributors to a “Heat Island Effect.” Much of the heat generated by absorbing the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is also transferred to the building interior.  In warm temperature areas, this increases the demand for power, as the air-conditioning systems labor to maintain a comfortable working climate.

Studies conducted around the world have long ago established the benefits of a reflective roof coating for a “cool” roof system.  The results are well documented that reflective coatings produce energy savings, a more comfortable work environment and, more importantly, a sustainable roofing solution that can prolong the life of a roofing system with proper maintenance and periodic re-coating,  eliminating the necessity for expensive roof tear-off and replacement–and adding to already overtaxed waste disposal sites.

A major benefit of reflective coatings is their ability to sustain or extend the life of the existing roof, while providing a seamless roof surface that requires no fasteners, adhesives or heat welding.  Environmentally friendly and applicator safe to use, the coating, applied at the proper thickness to a sound roof surface, may virtually eliminate the need to replace existing roof material.  The benefits of acrylic roof coatings produce cost savings for roof maintenance and energy expenses and results in significant environmental benefits as well.

Contact a Minnesota roofing contractor for a free roof inspection Or you can email us at:  info@unitedroofingmn.com

In selecting your new roof, it is important to understand your climate zone and the actual energy your home or building will save.  There are two “cool roof” calculators available online that can give good estimates of how much energy you will save.  You can find them at:

DOE Cool Roof Calculator
http://www.ornl.gov/sci/roofs%2Bwalls/facts/CoolCalcEnergy.htm
EPA Cool Roof Calculator

http://www.roofcalc.com/RoofCalcBuildingInput.aspx

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