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4 Factors that make a Roof Coating System Environmentally Friendly

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Apr 02, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
  1. Energy Efficiency – Cool Roof coating systems high in reflectivity decrease the use of air-conditioning, lowering CO2 and other emissions from being released into the air. The reflective and emissive properties of a Cool Roof also reduce Urban Heat Island Effect, decreasing smog formation and respiratory illness. What constitutes an Urban Heat Island? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the difference in temperature when urban and suburban areas experience elevated temperatures compared to their outlying rural surroundings. This can be illustrated by comparing a cool roof, which can remain approximately 50 to 60˚F cooler than a traditional roof, which can reach temperatures of 150 to 185˚F. The hot temperatures of the traditional roof creates a hot surface area on the rooftop that then heats up the surrounding air temperatures, causing an Urban Heat Island. Visit the CRRC for a directory of highly reflective roofing products – Here are National Coatings listed products.
  1. Sustainable - Landfills are overly congested in the United States. As a Nation, we are striving to “recycle”, “reuse” and “go green”. Restoring your existing roof (opposed to tearing it off, disposing of it and starting new) is an excellent way to recycle and reuse your current building materials. Many of National Coatings’ roof coating systems are renewable every 10 to 15 years after the first roof coating system is installed. Allowing you to avoid a roof replacement/tear-off indefinitely! Download our FREE Product and Application Brochure for more information! 
  1. ZERO or Ultra Low VOC’s – Volatile Organic Content (VOC) contain strong and potentially harmful odors that are released into the atmosphere during application. After undergoing extensive research and laboratory testing, National Coatings has removed all or most of the VOC’s from our roof coatings. Click here for a list of these coatings with ultra low or even zero VOC’s. 
  1. LEED Compliant – The LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) established by the USGBC (United States Green Building Council) focuses on building with construction materials that have a limited impact on the environment, as well as, the use of recycled materials.  National Coatings has several LEED Compliant Roofing Products that meet the standards set for Sustainable Sites, Energy & Atmosphere, and Materials & Resources. 

Our AcryShield roof coating systems meet the standards set by ASTM, AIA, FM, ICC-ES, ENERGY STAR, CRRC, Miami-Dade County, and LEED.  There is no better choice when looking to restore your roof than by choosing an environment friendly or green roof system. The benefits are incomparable. For more information on roof coating systems, download our FREE Considering Coatings – A Free Guide to Roof Coatings Brochure.

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