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Reflective Roof Coatings Save on Energy Cost

Posted by Nicole Gale on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Reflective Roof CoatingsNational Coatings' reflective roof coatings can reflect up to 92% of the sun's heat/harmful UV rays. This drastically reduces energy consumption and use of HVAC systems to lower the temperatures inside the building. Reflective roof coatings are excellent at reducing roof temperatures and prohibiting a majority of heat absorption into the building. They work by reflecting the sun’s heat back into the atmosphere, preventing the roof and building from absorbing the heat, resulting in greater energy efficiency, cooler interior building temperatures, less temperature fluctuations throughout the day, greater cost savings on energy utility bills and increase comfort for your tenants and customers occupying the building.

The reflective roof coatings work similarly to wearing a black shirt versus a white shirt on a hot day. The white shirt keeps you cooler, more comfortable and the black shirt attracts the heat and in turns makes you hotter. A cool roof using reflective roof coatings is a monolithic, watertight, spray applied system that is installed directly on top of your existing roof membrane (asphalt, single-ply, SPF, concrete, or metal) to protect and extend your original roofs’ lifespan. Reflective roof coatings are excellent for reducing energy consumption by keeping the building cool, but they also provide durable protection from the harmful UV rays. The sun’s UV rays are the leading cause of roof failure as they dry out and cause your roof to crack, become brittle, tear and eventually leak. Reflective roof coatings do not absorb the majority of the UV rays; therefore, protecting your roof membrane by prohibiting premature roof failure and damage to be done to your roof.

According to ENERGY STAR®, “Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings – sixth[sic] of all electricity generated in this country.” Installing a Cool Roof with reflective roof coatings can drastically reduce this amount of energy consumption cost.  National Coatings cool roof coatings significantly lowers roof surface temperatures, extending roof life, directly impacting the temperature of the interior building, allowing it to remain cooler - reducing the use of HVAC equipment to cool your building.

To learn more about our reflective roof coatings, download our FREE PRODUCT BROCHURE or our FREE GUIDE TO COOL ROOF JARGON!

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