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Cut Air Conditioning Usage, Energy Consumption and Costs with Highly Reflective White Roof Coatings

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Image_Courtesy_of_National_Coatings_Corporation.jpgWhite roof coatings have the capability to reflect a majority of the sun’s heat way from the building, absorbing only a small percentage. This allows you to lower your energy consumption and air conditioning usage, which in turn, will lower your energy utility costs.

For many companies, energy bills are the most expensive utility bills they receive each month, by installing a white reflective roof coating system, you can lower your energy bills and solve your roofing issues at the same time. Roof coating systems are able to restore your aged and failing roof to new, providing added waterproofing protection, strength, durability and much more. Harbor Freight Tools located in Southern California was looking to restore their 20-year-old, 266,200 square foot asphalt roof that had over 50 documented leaks. They installed an AcryPly Acrylic and Emulsion Roof Coating System that fully reinforced the roof field, stopping 100% of the leaks and gained the added value of improved energy efficiency and lowered air temperature inside the building. Jerry Moore, the Facilities Director noted, “After the National Coatings' Cool Roof was installed we definitely noticed a difference in building temperature. It's not a marginal difference, either. It is between 15-20 degrees cooler inside the warehouse and store." Harbor Freight was able to save and restore their roof without closing down their business or operations during installation, they lowered their energy consumption and energy costs, and they gained a cooler work environment. Click here to read the full Harbor Freight Case Study.

Installing a roof coating system over your existing roof is quick and easy with little to no disruption to your businesses daily work environment. With all the added benefits that come with a brand new white roof coating system, its no wonder these roofing systems are so popular.

Interested in more information on our white roof coating systems? Download our FREE Product Brochure or contact a roofing professional for more help!

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Energy Efficient Cool Roof Coatings Come in Multiple Colors – White, Sand and Grey

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

DSCN4437.jpgThe majority of highly reflective, cool roof coatings are white in color because they are best at reflecting the bulk of the sun’s heat away from the building; however, tan and grey colored roof coatings have more recently been formulated and engineered to be able to reflect the sun’s damaging heat while giving you more color options to best suite your buildings aesthetics.

Cool roof coatings allow your building to remain cooler, with less air conditioning usage, ultimately lowering your energy cooling costs while still providing a comfortable indoor air temperature for your employees and customers. AcryShield acrylic white, tan/sand and light grey highly reflective roof coatings are comprised of UV blocking pigments that prohibit the roofs surface from absorbing a majority of the heat from the sun, reflecting these damaging UV rays back into the atmosphere, away from the building.

Cool Roof Colors.jpgThese coatings are tested and rated through the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) to provide consultants, contractors and building owners with initial and 3-year unbiased solar reflectance, thermal emittance and SRI values. The CRRC has rated several of National Coatings cool roof coatings in white, sand/tan, and light grey colors to prove they provide excellent UV resistance to your roof when installed and even 3-years later. Click here to view our cool roof coatings on the CRRC rating products webpage.

For more information on our Cool Roof Coating Products and Systems, download our FREE Product and Application Brochure!

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3 Different Types of Roof Coating Restoration Systems – Acrylic, Silicone and SPF

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

SPF before after.jpgRoof coating restoration systems allow you to restore your existing roof to new without a costly and time-consuming roof tear-off. These systems allow you to restore your failing roof during normal business hours, with minimal noise and odor disruptions to your daily work environment. Restoring your roof is environmentally friendly, it saves you thousands of dollars compared to traditional roof tear-off and replacement options, and these systems can be renewed periodically to avoid a tear-off completely.

AcryPly Roofing Systems: Acrylic Coatings
NC-AcryPly.jpgThe AcryPly Roof Restoration Systems are fully adhered, seamless coating systems that deliver high performance reinforcement across your entire roof field. These coating systems provide the strength and durability that aged roofs need to be fully restored to new. The AcryShield, acrylic base coats used in the AcryPly Systems provide an additional layer of waterproofing, superior adhesion, resistance to ponded water, bleed through protection and resistance to plasticizer migration. The AcryShield elastomeric, acrylic top coats provide industry leading UV protection, longevity and brightness. These top coats are formulated for superior dirt pickup resistance and protection against biological attack such as algae and mold. 

Applied over existing: Asphalt, Concrete, and Single-Plies.

AcryShield Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Roofing Systems: SPF and Acrylic Roof Coatings
nc-acryshieldspf.pngThe AcryShield SPF Roof Coating Systems are engineered to last the life of your building because they do not degrade like other roofs. The redundant waterproofing from long-lasting SPF and the high-performance acrylic roof coatings eliminate UV attack and deterioration from occurring. These systems show that in year 15, performance properties are equivalent to the initial installation. The AcryShield SPF Systems also provide excellent insulation and R-values, they deliver outstanding impact strength, and eliminate ponded water and drainage issues with the installation of custom tailored slopes.
Applied over existing: Asphalt, Concrete, Metal and Wood.

SRC Silicone Roofing Systems: Silicone Coatings
SRC Silicone Roof Coatings Logo.jpgThe SRC Silicone Roof Coating Systems provide a “green” approach to restoring your existing roof. These restoration systems either use a self-flashing SPF for custom slope and insulation, or a roof primer for optimum adhesion, asphaltic bleed blocking and quick dry. An SRC high solids, low VOC silicone top coat is then applied offering a one-component, moisture-curing silicone coating system to restore your existing roof.  The SRC roof coatings’ high solids content and absence of hydrocarbon solvents allow the silicone to be applied in excess of 40 mils in a single coat without blistering, while maintaining maximum adhesion.
Applied over existing: Asphalt, Concrete, Single-Plies and Metal.

For more information on restoring your existing roof, download our Acrylic Full Line Brochure or our SRC Silicone Brochure.

FREE GUIDE:  Restore Aging Roofs with Silicone