What is a cool roof? A cool roof is a roofing system that has the capability to reflect the heat from the sun and its damaging rays away from the rooftop, while also emitting any absorbed solar heat. This in turn will lower the roofs surface and building temperature, protecting the roof from sunlight degradation aka premature aging.
Studies have shown cool roof coating systems can reduce cooling energy demands in buildings by up to 50%. Cool roofs save money, lower maintenance costs and increase the overall lifespan of the roof.
Here are 5 key reasons you should get a Cool Roof Coating System installed on your building today:
- Protect Your Roof from Damaging UV Rays and Heat
The sun is your roofs worst enemy. The intense heat and UV rays are the leading causes of blisters, splitting and roof decay. These sun-related issues become the cause of why your roof has leaks. Installing a Cool Roof Coating Systems is similar to how sunscreen protects our skin from the sun; it prevents sunlight degradation from occurring, blocking the damaging UV rays from the roofs surface, protecting it and extending its lifespan.
- Decrease Cooling Costs
When selecting a highly reflective roof coating, such as the AcryShield A590, for the topcoat in your Cool Roof Coating System, your roof will only be able to absorb about 8% of the sun’s heat. Compare that to an uncoated/non-cool roof, which absorbs roughly 69% of the sun’s heat, you will find there is a large temperature difference on the inside of both these buildings. Cool Roof Systems significantly reduce the indoor ambient air temperature because of their lack of heat absorption and their ability to be highly reflective. When Harbor Freight Tools’ headquartered in Camarillo, California installed a Cool Roof Coating System, their Facilities Director, Jerry Moore was greatly surprised with the temperature difference stating, "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."
- Reduce Life-Cycle Costs
A Cool Roof decreases roof maintenance costs and extends the life span of the roof beyond traditional roofs due to their highly reflective and emissive qualities; which ultimately protect the roof’s surface from early degradation.
- Greater Comfort and Productivity
Inside the building of a Cool Roof, temperatures remain lower and fluctuate less. This results in a greater overall comfort for employees, tenants, and customers with or without air conditioning.
- Environmentally Conscious
A Cool Roof System installed with our AcryShield Roof Coatings is low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and has no harmful or strong odors. These Cool Roof Systems decrease emissions in the atmosphere by lowering energy consumption and air-conditioning usage. AcryShield Roof Maintenance Systems, AcryPly Roof Restoration Systems, AcryShield SPF Roofing Systems, and SRC Silicone Roof Coating Systems are all sustainable, highly reflective, Cool Roof Coating Systems that allow you to renew your roof indefinitely, avoiding a costly tear-off and reducing waste that contributes to already over-flowing landfills.