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5 Ways Roof Coatings Save You Money!

Posted by Nicole Gale on Thu, Jun 06, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

5 ways save you money

National Coatings’ high quality roof coatings offer cost savings!  Gain excellent waterproofing, durability, strength, UV resistance, foot traffic protection and more. The primary purpose of a roof coating is to protect and extend the service life of the roof. They are applied as roof coating systems for new construction or over existing aged roof membranes as restoration or maintenance systems. These systems can eliminate a roof tear-off and prolong the lifespan of a wide range of roof substrates including: asphalt, BUR, concrete, EPDM, Hypalon, metal, mod bit, new construction, PVC, single-plies, SPF (re-coat), tear-off, TPO and wood. 

  1. Reduced roof maintenance costs
    The UV blocking pigments in high quality roof coatings protect the roof from the sun's harmful and destructive UV rays. By blocking these UV rays, the roof substrate does not break down as quickly, allowing the roof to remain flexible and watertight for much longer.

  2. Lower air conditioning usage and costs
    The UV blocking pigments reflect (instead of absorb like traditional dark roofs) a bulk of the sun’s heat away from the roof, allowing the inside of your building to remain cooler while using less air conditioning. This results in lower utility bills and a longer life span for your current air conditioning system.
    Studies show you can save a total of 7-15% of total cooling costs by using a white roof coating system. Harbor Freight Tools Headquarters which is located in Southern California, installed a National Coatings white roof coating system and was very pleased at the noticeably lower air temperature. "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." - Jerry Moore, Facilities Director at Harbor Freight Tools– click here to check out the full case study.

  3. Federal tax credit
    This tax credit is for ENERGY STAR certified metal and asphalt roofs with pigmented coatings or cooling granules designed to reduce heat gain. Learn More and Find Products.

  4. Avoid a costly roof tear-off
    National Coatings' roof coatings can extend the lifespan of your roof indefinitely. Our new construction, restoration and maintenance systems are 50-70% less costly than traditional roof tear-off and replacements. When installing one of these systems, your business is able to remain open as usual avoiding any loss in sales and/or production.

  5. Quick installation
    Roof coating systems are spray applied directly over the roofing substrate allowing contractors to save on installation time and building owners save money. Check out our QuickSet Products which allow for even faster than normal installation times.

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